Barbara Neves Alves (Porto, 1974) is a designer, researcher and lecturer based in Amsterdam. She develops hybrid projects in the field of communication design and artistic research that articulate an exploratory practice in public space, theoretical research in the fields of postcolonial/decolonial studies, workshops and writing understood in an expanded way. Recently, with a focus on the Portuguese post-colonial context, exploring how memory materializes in public space and becomes manifest in the cultural archive. Her work is shared in both artistic and academic contexts, internationally. She is currently working on the project "Publishing Expanded-Design as a Decolonial Practice" (supported by Culture Fonds, NL, 2023), while continuing to teach at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. She has extensive teaching experience and has held various positions in several countries, including Goldsmiths, University of London, where in 2016 she obtained her PhD with the thesis "Miscommunicating and Design: Researching Miscommunication as a proposition for Designing Political Scenes" under the supervision of Jennifer Gabrys and Bill Gaver. She was a researcher at the Research Institute for Art and Public Space (NL), developed a research project with CLUE+ (Cultural Landscapes and Urban Environment), Vrije Universiteit and Zone2Source, and published articles in PARSE and Valiz, among others. Research areas include ecology and politics of communication, contemporary design practices, design and gender studies, design and postcolonial/decolonial discourses, design and geopolitics.