My Stuff

A curated list of ideas and works, old and new. See also a list of lectures, talks and presentations.

Current projects

Distributed Design Mentor Scheme - Mentoring community-based projects (since 2023).

Semente - An interactive method to create and re-generate community-based initiatives (2022-). Project supported by the University of Bristol.

Tropixel - Brazil-based network on arts, science, technology and society (since 2013 as a festival, reactivated as ongoing online group in 2020).

Past projects

ALGO - Co-design lab studying the relation between algorithmic biases and racial justice in Brazil (2023). Part of a research project to create a critical videogame challenging algorithmic racism, supported by the University of Bristol.

OpenDoTT - PhD research on waste prevention and generous cities, part of the Open Design of Trusted Things project of University of Dundee Northumbria University and Mozilla Foundation (2019-2023). Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie research and innovation programme.

On the Exactitude of Maps - Artwork and situated research on implications of geospatial data in contemporary society (2023). Created within the project CODE - Reclaiming Digital Agency (Impakt, Transmediale, CPDP).

Scaling Distributed Manufacturing in the Global South - Report commissioned by UK's Frontier Tech Hub (2023).

Tales of Care and Repair - stories about repairs in Brazil, England and India (2021). Commissioned by the British Council’s Creative Commissions programme – a series of creative commissions exploring climate change through art, science and digital technology. - Public repository of open educational resources on digital rights (2021). Project supported by the University of Bristol.

ID21 - A study about digital inclusion and communities in Brazil (2021). Supported by the University of Bristol.

Inovação Cidadã - Conceitos - Open learning itinerary on 'citizen innovation' (2019 / 2020). Based on a consultancy to the Culture Administration of Santo André Municipality (Brazil).

TransforMatéria - Open investigation about potential connections between maker culture, repair/reuse and craftsmanship.

Ciência Aberta Ubatuba - Ubatuba Open Science, action-research project (2015-2017). Part of the OCSDNet and supported by IDRC.

Rede//Labs - open research about networked labs and experimental digital culture (2009-2016).

BricoLabs - international network on free/open hardware, software, spectrum and culture, and generic infrastructures (2006-2013).

MetaReciclagem network - critical appropriation of technologies for social change (2003-2012).

MutGamb - Mutirão da Gambiarra editorial collective (2008-2012).

Desvio - Experimental / art collective (2008-2012).

efeefe - my old blog.


Walking. Headphones connected to the screenie. Not surpringly, I listen to Code 46's soundtrack. The heat is mild, the sun has set a few hours ago. I cross avenues of smooth tarmac and fast cars, exploring mentally the map that I avoid consulting in my pocket. Some families stroll through the park t...