a Rotterdam based but not location dependent practice of aesthetic design thinking and multidisciplinary research composing of: 1. freelance art direction, 2. photography, 3. consultancy, 4. curation, 5. witty (copy) writing, and 6. occasional stints of sound narration, by Alexandre Furtado. My educational background is in international business administration and entrepreneurship. 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 photography, art, sustainable fashion, design thinking, urban development and social endeavouring. All this whilst having a seat at the table with the mayor as well as hanging with the kids on the corner, and trying to connect worlds who normally don’t meet, understand or communicate to each other. 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:
+31 6 48 44 59 02

studio / visiting address:
Pretorialaan 141
3072 EL Rotterdam
Holland

European VAT nr: NL225017441B01

Dutch Chamber of Commerce nr: 67920918

selected visual work:

see on instagram

current projects:
DAMAGE – managing director

VERS BETON – head of advertising

GEMAAL OP ZUID – curator

STUDIO NARRATIVE – consultancy, reorganisation & HR specialist

TUMO STUDIOS ARMENIA – design education for Q1-2019

RUN AFRICA ETHIOPIA – photography & online for Q1-2018

selected collaborators, people and organisations:

Mathijs Labadie,

Alei Verspoor,

Afrikaanderwijk Cooperatie,

IMC Weekendschool Rotterdam-Zuid,

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design magazine,

Jeanne van Heeswijk,

Christien Meindertsma,

Zomer van Antwerpen,

Metropolis Festival,

Erasmus University, School of History, Culture and Communication

Utrecht University, Urban Divercities

Academie Artemis,

Hogeschool Rotterdam, WdKA, exam committee  & guest lectures

Sculpture International,

Ella Elisabeth,

Lorena van Bunningen,

Constança Saraiva / Conversas,

Wandschappen,

Het Nieuwe Instituut,

DE PLAYER,

Jordy van den Nieuwendijk,

Minsun Kim,

Tanja Busking,

Paloma Bentzen,

Teodora Kotseva,

Marijke Appelman,

Hagelunie,

Art Rotterdam,

Opperclaes,

Charlois Speciaal,

Paviljoen aan ‘t Water,

Amy Suo Wu,

Quinda Verheul,

and more (to come)

awards:

one and counting

2018, 1st prize – Most Pointless Movie Award during Pointless International Film Festival – “elements of kapsalon” theme – Rotterdam, NL