Born in Portugal, lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Professor at Master Institute of
Visual Cultures, at the ArtEZ University of the Arts and at the Gerrit Rietveld Acamedie. Barbara has several ongoing research projects exploring hibrid practices of design, theory and politics. Her current topics of interest range from Ecology in Communication, Communication Politics, Noise, Participative Methods, Emerging Practices, Socialy-Conscious Design, Practice-based Research, Post-colonial studies and Spectrality Studies. One of her current projects focuses on the "Monumento ao
Esforço Colonizador Português", located at the Praça do Império, in Porto. This project explores research practices, experimentation and criticism that might lead to a re-framing of the monument.