is a non location dependent interdisciplinary practice and an independent writer, researcher, curator, image maker, 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.

Wu-Tang forever!

work won't wait:

Looking for a designer and builder (part-time): working with clients and collaborators across selected projects within art, culture and commerce. [postion fulfilled per 1 October 2020]

mail to alex[at]furtadomelville[dot]com

selected longterm projects:

CONCRETE BLOSSOM, Managing Director

Articles 2020-2021 to be published: Vogue Ukraine, Season Zine, The Skirt Chronicles, KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies

2018-2021 CBK ROTTERDAM - committee arts R&D fund

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

CURATING - independent; main focus is on Geopolitics, Economy, and Euro-African relations

IMAGEMAKING - creative direction and strategic services in print publications, fashion, and film

selected visual/personal work:

see on instagram

listen on soundcloud

selected collaborators, people and organisations:

Mathijs Labadie, photographic collaborations

Tim Leyendekker,

Alei Verspoor, art direction

Damage Playground - creative director & co-founder

Gemaal op Zuid, Afrikaanderwijk Cooperatie - curatorial practices

Jeanne van Heeswijk,

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Customer Archive at Temporary Fashion Museum & talks

MacGuffin Magazine,

Vers Beton, writing, Chief Advertising,

RAAR radio,

Christien Meindertsma, book presentation Loes Veenstra,

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

Utrecht University, interview for Urban Divercities

Academie Artemis, guest lecture

Hogeschool Rotterdam, WdKA, exam committee Autonomous & guest lecture

IMC Weekendschool Rotterdam-Zuid, guest lecture,

Erasmus University, School of History, Culture and Communication

Sculpture International, external advisory for Rotterdam Triennale, PALEIS 2020

Metropolis Festival,

Run Africa Ethiopia, photography & online production,

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

Ella Elisabeth,

Lorena van Bunningen,

Constança Saraiva / Conversas,

Biblioteca Roterdao, 2020 reading

Wandschappen,

DE PLAYER, NoordZuidZuidNoord Festival

Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, "Niet Hier"

Minsun KimTanja Busking, advisory 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"

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