Orlando Vieira Francisco
Orlando Vieira Francisco is a visual artist and researcher (i2ADS). He has lived and worked in Porto, Portugal, since 2012. After graduating from civil engineering, in 2018 he completed a Ph.D. in Art and Design at FBAUP. He investigated how authoritarian policies are present in urban infrastructure, symbolic monumentalities and institutional structures. In 2014, he held a MA in Art and Design for the Public Space on political expressions of multitudes in public space.
Orlando is an integrated junior researcher at the Research Institute in Art, Design and Society (i2ADS) at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP), where he’s responsible for the management of different projects and a member of the editorial board of HUB – Journal of Research in Art, Design and Society. He is also a member of the research group The Spatial Cluster (linked to the European Forum of Advanced Practices). He is participating in the Municipal Ateliers program organized by the Porto City Council.
He works in different art and political collectives in Portugal, Austria, Belgium and Brazil. Recently, he has been working on coordinating the transnational project “From the Top of the Mountains We Can See Invisible Monuments” (FCT – CEEC 5th Edition ), located in different cities. He works within the themes of the production of social space between art and politics, the landscape as a concept of constant change, and practices of environmental and social activism.