Marina Willer

Marina Willer was born in Curitiba, Brazil, and did her master’s program in graphic design at the Royal College of Art in London between 1993 and 1995. While working at Wolff Olins, in London, between 1998 and 2001, she developed visual identity projects for the Tate Gallery, the Southbank Centre and Oi. She is currently a partner at Pentagram and also directs independent short movies. Her work as a filmmaker has been shown at the Cartier Foundation, in Paris, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London and film festivals such as the Clermont Ferrand and the Rotterdan Film Festival. In 2004 she received the best short movie award at the São Paulo International Film Festival for her documentary Cartas da Mãe, a story about Brazil told through letters from Brazilian cartoonist Henfil to his mother.

Jonathas de

Jonathas de Andrade is a contemporary artist based in Recife, a capital in Brazil's northeastern region, marked by the contrast between its peasant class and rural traditions, and its status as a quickly developing industrial center and film capital. Working with installation, photography, and video, Jonathas explores the multiple experiences of the city, continuously involving the audience in the process of narrative construction. Jonathas de Andrade has recently exhibited at the New Museum, The Guggenheim Museum, the MoMA, Museu de Arte do Rio, São Paulo Biennial and The Walker Center, amongst others.

Celso Longo

Celso Longo (São Paulo, 1977) is an architect from the School of Architecture and Urbanism at University of São Paulo. Along with Daniel Trench, he develops visual identity projects for cultural institutions, exhibitions, environmental graphics, books, and other editorial projects. He is also a Design and Design History professor at Escola da Cidade. In 2014, he wrote Design Total, a book on the São Paulo office Cauduro Martino, published by Cosac Naify. He was also one of the curators of Cidade Gráfica (Graphic City), an exhibition at Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, which featured 40 projects by artists and designers on topics around urbanism.

Marcelo Rosenbaum

Marcelo Rosenbaum is a Brazilian-based designer and architect. He works with creative economy, generating values from original ideas and using design as a way to encourage, promote and enhance the cultural diversity of Brazil. In his trajectory Marcelo conceived the project A Gente Transforma, which set to value different cultural identities of Brazilian communities through design. In 2014 the project was certificated within the Yunus Social Business model. Also in 2014 Marcelo was appointed curator of the Design Club at the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo. He is also a collaborator of Decora, a national TV series centered around interior design.

Nina Paim

Nina Paim is a Brazilian graphic designer brased in Switzerland. After a detour into economics and philosophy, Nina studied graphic design at Esdi, Rio de Janeiro, and then at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. Her bachelor project was Escola Aberta, a temporary design school in Rio from August 6—11, 2012. She has been working independently as well as with other graphic designers: In June 2013 her collaboration with Corinne Gisel was nominated for the Swiss Design Award. Recently, as a guest curator of the 26th Brno Design Biennial, Nina conceived and designed the exhibition Taking a Line for a Walk, on the subject assignments in design education.


Frederico Duarte (1979) studied communication design and worked as a graphic designer in Portugal, Malaysia and Italy. In 2010 he graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York with an MFA in design criticism. As a design writer, critic and curator he’s been writing articles and essays, contributing and editing books and catalogs, giving lectures and workshops, organizing events and curating exhibitions on design, architecture and creativity since 2006. He is currently a PhD candidate on a collaborative doctoral partnership research project on contemporary Brazilian design between Birkbeck College, University of London and the Victoria & Albert Museum.


Bárbara is the founder of MESA, a company that helps professionals and companies solve extraordinary challenges in a short period of time. Prior to MESA, she worked as an editor at Superinteressante and head of copy at Capricho, two of the most popular magazines in Brazil. She moved onto becoming chief editor of Colors (the iconic magazine belonging to Fabrica, Benetton’s creative lab) and one of the organizers of TEDxAmazonia, which took place in a floating hotel on the waters of the Negro River. In 2007 she won a Jabuti, the most famous literary award in Brazil, with her book “Como Vivíamos Sem...”. Barbara was named by GOOD Magazine as one of the 100 people pushing the world forward.

Pedro Sanches

Pedro Sanches is a graphic designer, creative technologist and a partner at HAWRAF. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2015 with a BFA in Design and has worked at renowned design studios including Google Creative Lab and Sagmeister & Walsh. He draws inspiration from his Brazilian roots and the contrast of cultures and countries he grew up in, namely USA, Brazil, Mexico and Switzerland. Pedro sees visual communication as a bridge between cultures and languages and as a form of universal communication, the importance of which he sees as key in our globalizing world. He’s currently doing a world trip.

Rimon Guimarães and Zéh Palito

Zéh Palito and Rimon Guimarães are two Brazilian artists who are famous for their vibrant and colorful murals. Their work can be viewed all over the world, from the Netherlands, France and United States to Gambia, South Korea and the Amazon forest. Together, they form the duo Cosmic Boys. Earlier this year they traveled to a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, home to almost 1 million refugees, as part of Cosmic Future — an initiative by Conexus Project with curation by Sheila Zago, which aims to use art as a therapeutic tool. Over the course of their visit, they painted a series of murals and introduced graffiti to the refugee community.

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