is a non location dependent practice of multidisciplinary consultancy and creative production composing of art direction, photography, consultancy, curation, witty writing, and occasional stints of audio narration, by Alexandre Furtado Melville. 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, people-&-planet-first entrepreneurship, urban development and social engagement. All this whilst having a seat at the table with board of directors as well as engaging with real life, 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

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selected current projects:
DAMAGE PLAYGROUND - co-founder

GEMAAL OP ZUID - curator

STUDIO NARRATIVE -  creative production & consult

CBK ROTTERDAM - committee member R&D fund

selected visual/personal work:

see on instagram

soundcloud

selected collaborators, people and organisations:

Renaissance,

Super YAYA,

Mathijs Labadie, photographic collaborations

Alei Verspoor, art direction

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, workshop assistance

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,

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Temporary Fashion Museum workshop

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,

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"