Furtado Melville

a Rotterdam based but not location dependent practice of aesthetic design thinking and multidisciplinary research and production composing of: 1. art direction, 2. photography, 3. consultancy, 4. curation, 5. witty writing, and 6. occasional stints of sound narration, by Alexandre Furtado Melville. My main educational background is in international business administration and entrepreneurship 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 photography, art, design thinking, sustainable fashion solutions, 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!


+31 6 48 44 59 02

studio / visiting address:

The Commune

Keilestraat 5A
3029 BP Rotterdam

European VAT: NL225017441B01

Registered Dutch Chamber of Commerce: 67920918

selected current projects:
DAMAGE – managing director

VERS BETON – head of advertising

GEMAAL OP ZUID – curator

STUDIO NARRATIVE – consultancy & creative production

SOUNDCLOUD – storytelling through audio

RUN AFRICA ETHIOPIA – photography & online production for Q1-2018


selected visual/personal work:

see on instagram

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, advisory for Urban Divercities

Academie Artemis, guest lecture

Hogeschool Rotterdam, WdKA, exam committee Autonomous  & guest lecture

Sculpture International, advisory for Rotterdam Triennale

Ella Elisabeth,

Lorena van Bunningen,

Constança Saraiva / Conversas,


Het Nieuwe Instituut,


Jordy van den Nieuwendijk,

Minsun Kim,

Tanja Busking,

Paloma Bentzen,

Teodora Kotseva,

Marijke Appelman,


Art Rotterdam,


Charlois Speciaal,

Paviljoen aan ‘t Water,

Amy Suo Wu,

Quinda Verheul,

and more (to come)


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”