9—10 January 2020 // The Sonic Ecology of the Tourist City
Margarida Mendes‘s research explores the overlap between cybernetics, ecology and experimental film, investigating the dynamic transformations of the environment and its impact on societal structures and cultural production. She curates across the world and was part of the curatorial team of the 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016) and 4th Istanbul Design Biennale (2018). In 2019 she launched the exhibition series Plant Revolution! that questions the interspecies encounter while exploring different narratives of technological mediation and in 2016 she curated Matter Fictions, publishing a joint reader with Sternberg Press. She is consultant for environmental NGOs working on marine policy and deep sea mining and has directed several educational platforms, such as escuelita, an informal school at Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo – CA2M, Madrid (2017); The Barber Shop project space in Lisbon dedicated to transdisciplinar research (2009-16); and the ecological inquiry curatorial research platform The World In Which We Occur, (2014-18). She is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Visual Cultures Department, Goldsmiths University of London with the project “Deep Sea Imaginings” and is a frequent collaborator of the online channel for exploratory video and documentary reporting Inhabitants.