Work / Arbeid / Travail / Trabajo won’t wait:

position available per 1 April 2023: Looking for a management assistant to aide the Directors at Concrete Blossom


freelance | 6-month contract initially | from 4 up to 8 hours a week | renumeration is negotiable and starts at €50 per hour ex VAT, and will mostly depend on years of equitable and industry comparable professional experience | main tasks will include administration tasks working with the management consisting of Creative Director, Chief Design, and the Chief Financial Officer, and with clients and collaborators across selected projects within architecture, media, business, culture, education, commerce, and all-round hustlin’.

Main requirements: professional Dutch and English proficiency in reading and writing, experience in public or business administration function is a pré.

For further questions, please mail to alex[at]concreteblossom[dot]com and CC malique[at] concreteblossom[dot]com and with nacor[at]concreteblossom[dot]com subject “CBMA_042023_vacancy”. We’ll respond within 3 working days.

alexandre, 2015, portrait by M.Labadie

furtado melville is a non location dependent interdisciplinary practice and an independent writer, researcher, curator, image maker, artistry, and entrepreneur in Soft Politics, Urban Development, Economics, and Fashion. With occasional stints of working as a narrator for audio and film, and exquisite hand modelling. 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 socialistic intentions. Sounds confusing? It is not. It’s a never ending research. Some call it being fluid, or 21st-century-privileged-possible-realism.

[Baby Keem playing in the background]

Cxurrent Main Assignments:

CONCRETE BLOSSOM | Partner & Chief Financial Officer

PACK | Art & Sales Director 


WRITING & RESEARCHING | on politics, economics, entrepreneurship, arts, and society-at-large

Selected current & previous collaborators, people and organisations:

Damage Playground – creative director & co-founder, 2009-2019

Harvard Design Press, Harvard GSD, magazine representation

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Damage Playground’s Customer Archive at Temporary Fashion Museum | a multitude of curatorial projects and lectures on the built environment, public space, architecture, and art

Utrecht University, Urban Divercities, interview

Erasmus University, School of History, Culture and Communication, guest lecture

IMC Weekendschool Rotterdam-Zuid, guest lecture

CBK Rotterdam, committee member arts grant for Rotterdam based artist’s Research & Development

Academie Artemis, guest lecture

Awards: one and counting…

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

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