2022 – 

Multidisciplinary artist, researcher and designer
Self-initiated artistic projects that cross over research, design and artistic practise, my work draws on participatory and critical approaches to design, ethnography, creative subversion and DIY/ amateurism. The output of my work can range from research, artistic interventions, collaborative experiences and/or workshops.

2022 – 

Design Researcher @ Humankind | Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Leading design research projects at Humankind, an urban change agency focusing on cities and public space. Applying design research techniques, ethnographic methods, co-creation and futuring approaches to urban transformation projects and ‘Citizen Experience design’ challenges. Key Clients & collabs: Amsterdam Municipality; Rotterdam Municipality; EIT (European Institute of Technology) Urban Mobility; TUM; Dutch Cycling Embassy.

2020 – 

Creative subverter @(de)conceptualise
Independent graphic art practice focusing on traditional printmaking techniques, primarily screenprinting. Occasionally doing workshop, sometimes pasting things in the public space.

2020 – 2022

Freelance Design Researcher
Expertise in qualitative research, participatory workshops and design futuring processes.
Selected collabs: With Company, Extinction Rebellion (XR) Netherlands, Toyno and Humankind.

Exhibitions & Residencies

Mar – May 2023

Resident @ V2_Lab for Unstable Media | Rotterdam, NL
2-month residency part of the Realities in Transition programme with a project co-produced with Hugo Pilate, exploring the use of photogrammetry in an accessible way to capture and think about city making and the public space.

Mar 2023

‘In the process of Making’ Group exhibition @ Treehouse NDSM | Amsterdam, NL
For this exhibition on opening up the creative process, I created ‘Creative Commodities‘: an interactive installation and workshop series exploring creative ownership. Visitors are invited to use magazine cut-outs to feed a computer script tasked with generating an almost infinite number of collages that combine two of the visitors’ scans.

Mar – Apr 2023

‘War for breakfast’ group exhibition @ Neck of the Woods III | Rotterdam, NL
As (de)conceptualise I exhibited two large screenprints (70x100cm) exploring the concept of conflict and the everydayness of war in our routines through the lens of cartoons.

Mar 2021

Haul Earth Ledger, Virtual Exhibition @ Mozilla Festival 2021
Presenting the project Haul Earth Ledger, created in collaboration with Hugo Pilate and the multiple workshop participants, in a virtual exhibition using Mozilla Hubs

Research Publications


P.G Farias., R. Bendor, B.F. van Eekelen (2022) Social dreaming together: A critical exploration of participatory speculative design. In Participatory Design Conference 2022: Volume 2 (PDC 2022 Vol. 2),. ACM, New York, NY, USA. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3537797.3537826


17 Mar 2023

In the process of Making at Treehouse NDSM, ArtsTalk Magazine NL


2017 – 2020

Msc Strategic Product Design @ TU Delft | Delft, Netherlands
Design research; Context Mapping; Speculative Design; Brand strategy; Design Theory & methodology; Design roadmapping; Qualitative and Quantitative Research;

2017 – 2020

Licenciatura (BA) in Equipment Design @ FBAUL | Lisboa, Portugal
Design project; 3D Modelling; Adobe software; Marketing; Design Management; Art and Design History; Materials Science; Typography; Glass work; Ceramic moulding.

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