Mariana Pestana

Mariana Pestana is an architect and independent curator interested in critical social practice and the role of fiction in design for an age marked by technological progress and an ecological crisis. She is a member of the collective The Decorators, an interdisciplinary practice that makes collaborative public realm interventions and cultural programmes. Mariana co-curated the exhibitions The Future Starts Here (V&A, 2018) and Eco Visionaries: Art and Architecture After the Anthropocene at (MAAT, 2018; Matadero & Royal Academy, 2019). Currently, she is the curator of the 5th Istanbul Design Biennale titled Empathy Revisited: designs for more than one (October 2020 and April 2021), a Researcher at the Center for Other Worlds and Assistant Professor of Design at School of Communication, Arts and Information Technologies, Universidade Lusófona.