I am a designer, design researcher and educator. My focus is socially and environmentally responsible design and designer’s agency within organizations and in different collaborative contexts. I am currently working on ´Regenerative Marine Industries´, case studies and collaborations investigating products and services that help restore marine ecosystems and create sustainable livelihoods for coastal communities. I hold PhD and Master degrees in Design and I am also a certified Scuba Diving Instructor.

I have held faculty positions at Aalto University (FI), IADE Creative University in Lisbon (PT) and at the Why Factory future cities group, at the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology (NL).

I have co-authored publications under the titles: Green Dream (2010), Visionary Cities (2010), and Vertical Village (2012) and my design projects have been exhibited internationally including Arctic Imports/New Urban Luxuries at Droog 20+ at Salone del Mobile in Milan (2013), Foodprint Manhattan at Pioneers of Change in New York (2009), City Pig and Foodprint the Hague at Stroom the Hague (2009), among others.