Multidisciplinary researcher, artist and designer currently based in Rotterdam.

My work draws on participatory and critical approaches to design, design ethnography, creative subversion and DIY/ amateurism. I’m particularly interested in issues related to practices of commoning, creative appropriation and participation with a focus on cities and the public space. The output of my work can range from design research ๐Ÿ”Ž, interactive installations/ artistic interventions ๐Ÿšงย  and/or collaborative experiences/ workshops โœ‚๏ธ.

At the moment, Iโ€™m working as an independent design researcher, artist and occasionally screenprinting and pasting posters around a wall near you asย (de)conceptualise.

If you have an idea for a possible collaboration, you can reach me here:
pedro [@] | @pedro.gil.farias |ย CV

What a Mess (2023)

Using 3D scanning as a way to tap into the narrative potential of the urban fabric.ย  โœ‚๏ธย ย ๐Ÿšงย ๐Ÿ”Ž

Creative Commodities (2023)

Interactive installation exploring creative authorship in saturated image making world ๐Ÿšง

AI in the Hood (2023)

Using AI to support citizen participation in visualising alternative futures for their street โœ‚๏ธ


Translating the 15 min. city concept to an application directed towards citizens (initial research and design) ๐Ÿ”Ž

Social Dreaming Together (2022)

Academic Research on the intersection of participation and speculative design ๐Ÿ”Ž

Young City Makers (2022)

A program for youngsters to stimulate alternative future scenarios for their cities โœ‚๏ธ

As the City Whispers (2021)

Rethinking the Smart City narrative through the perspective of living and non-living entities โœ‚๏ธ

Haul Earth Ledger (2020)

An Informal Co-design fiction exploring an alternative narrative for Black Friday โœ‚๏ธย ย ๐Ÿšง


Graphic subversion practise with an inclination towards DIY and amateurish techniques ๐Ÿšง

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