is a non location dependent interdisciplinary practice and a writer, curator, designer. With occasional stints of working as a narrator for audio and film. I go by the name of Alexandre, named after Alexander III of Macedon, also known as Alexander the Great. Named by my father Malaquias and mother Ricardina. My main educational background is in international business administration at RSM Erasmus University. Not being defined by my studies and/or job titles and wanting to broaden my view of the world, I now work with many of them - it's always a collaborative effort - in between art, commerce, design thinking, film, urban development, social engagement, and people-&-planet-first entrepreneurship. All this whilst having a seat at the table with board of directors as well as engaging with real life on these streets, and trying to shift and fuse between rigid layers and connect different worlds and people by common sense. Capitalistic practices with communistic intentions. Sounds confusing? It is not. It's a never ending research. Some call it being fluid or 21st-century-privileged-possible-realism.

Wu-Tang forever!

email:
alex@furtadomelville.com

telephone:
"you used to call me on my cellular"

furtado melville ethiopia

selected current projects:

WRITING -  independent; critical writing in fashion, geopolitics, arts, economy

CURATING - independent; main focus is on Geopolitics, African diaspora, and Global Southern histories

DESIGNING - creative direction services in print publications, film, and fashion

CONCRETE BLOSSOM, creative consultancy

CBK ROTTERDAM - committee R&D fund

selected visual/personal work:

see on instagram

soundcloud

selected collaborators, people and organisations:

Mathijs Labadie, photographic collaborations

Tim Leyendekker,

Alei Verspoor, art direction

Damage Playground - co-founder

Gemaal op Zuid - curator

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Temporary Fashion Museum

Vers Beton, advertising, writing,

Afrikaanderwijk Cooperatie,

IMC Weekendschool Rotterdam-Zuid, guest lecture,

RAAR radio,

Run Africa Ethiopia, photography & online production,

Fang-Jui Chang, What's the Point?,

Jeanne van Heeswijk,

Christien Meindertsma, book presentation Loes Veenstra,

Metropolis Festival,

Erasmus University, School of History, Culture and Communication

Utrecht University, interview for Urban Divercities

Academie Artemis, guest lecture

Hogeschool Rotterdam, WdKA, exam committee Autonomous & guest lecture

Harvard GSD, representation of GSD magazine publications during Countryside Explorations at Dé Dependance

Sculpture International, external advisory for Rotterdam Triennale

Ella Elisabeth,

Lorena van Bunningen,

Constança Saraiva / Conversas,

Wandschappen,

DE PLAYER, NoordZuidZuidNoord Festival

Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, "Niet Hier"

Minsun KimTanja Busking, documentary Home for a Moment

Paloma Bentzen,

Teodora Kotseva,

Marijke Appelman,

Art Rotterdam,

Opperclaes,

Charlois Speciaal,

Paviljoen aan 't Water,

Amy Suo Wu,

Quinda,

MacGuffin Magazine,

and more (to come)

awards:

one and counting

2018, 1st prize - Most Pointless Movie Award during Pointless International Film Festival for "Sonata for Kap and Salon No.22 in G Minor"