CIEBA and Faculdade de Belas-Artes, Universidade de Lisboa
Mónica Mendes is a designer, Multimedia Art educator at the University of Lisbon, digital media artist and researcher in the UT Austin|Portugal Program. She is also a CIEBA associate researcher at FBAUL and a founding member of altLab, the AZ Labs hackerspace in Lisbon.
Interested in designing for a better world, Mónica is proposing constructive explorations to the destructive dynamics of climate change at the intersection of Art, Science and Technology. In the scope of her PhD research project ARTiVIS, she has been working with multidisciplinary teams to develop interactive installations that use real-time video, engaging people with environmental sustainability. She believes this approach to awareness can be a catalyst for a greater impact in cultural, social, and natural sciences. Spreading the word through education and social entrepreneurship is also on the horizon.
Her work and research has been presented in conferences and exhibitions, such as USE(R) in Lisbon, Artech in Guimarães, City One Minutes Film in Shanghai and Gent, Futureplaces in Porto, AZ Labs in Montemor-o-Novo and Porto, Popup in Lisbon, ACM Multimedia in Florence, TEI in Madeira, SXSW in Austin, CHI in Vancouver, Sci|Art NanoLab in Los Angeles, ISEA in Istanbul and ACE in Lisbon.