Focus Talk: Mariana Pestana

Mariana Pestana talks about coexistence and curatorial practice as part of Focus Talks on the Future Architecture 2020 Creative Exchange that took place 12. - 13. February 2020 @ MAO Slovenia.

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. A member of the collective The Decorators, an interdisciplinary practice that makes collaborative public realm interventions and cultural programmes. Recently 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). Author of The Real and Other Fictions (Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa, 2013) and Fiction Practice – Prototyping the Otherworldly (Onomatopee, 2019). Appointed Curator of the 5th Istanbul Design Biennale taking place 26 September – 8 November 2020.