I divide my time between teaching and developing both comissioned and self-initiated projects. I work across media, choosing the medium or media according to each project’s context. Throughout the years I have been interested on the relations between new literacies, their embedded rituals and ideas, and design.

As in any portfolio, this website encapsulates an always difficult and erratic selection of projects. It will be always under construction. Thanks for your visit and feel free to get in touch!

Teaching experience:
Invited Lecturer, UCP Escola das Artes, 2020–; 
Assistant Lecturer, ISMAI, 2019–;
Visiting Lecturer, Kingston University, 2019-2021;
Associate Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018-2019;
Visiting Lecturer, University of Bedforshire,  2017-2019; 
Assistant Lecturer, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, 2009–12;

On-going project with Max Ryan:
Scripted Space

Participation in Exhibitions:

Jardins Efémeros, Viseu, 2021; Here <> There Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing: 14 Oct — 4 Nov 2019; 
O Tripeiro: A Year of Covers by Designers, Palácio da Bolsa, Porto (17.04—30.06.2018); Graphics RCA: Fifty Years and Beyond. Dubai Design District, Dubai. (13.11.2017—18.11.2017); Design by Porto, Porto by Design — 4 anos de design da Câmara do Porto, Palácio dos Correios, Porto, 2017; International Poster Exhibition — Graphic Design Festival Scotland, National Centre for Design and Architecture, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, 2016; Work in Progress Show, Upper Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2016 ; The Cat is Alive, Crypt Gallery, London, UK, 2015; Nodem EXPO, Orangery, The Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów, Poland, 2014

Talks about practice: 
Design & Desobedience, E-X-S-I (Encounters on Expressions with Sound and Image), 2019;
Drawings and tangible experiences mediated by interfaces or digital mediums, ESAD (Matosinhos), 2021;
Design & Digital Literacies, ETIC (Lisboa), 2021; 
A Prática Artistica como Investigaçao, com Ana Catarina Pinho, Ana Carvalho, Joao Leal e Horacio Marques, ESMAD (Vila do Conde), 2021; 

Intern Magazine; Metaflop; Reach Out RCA; RCA; Fonts in Use; Trebuchet, Hover States, RCA;FBAUL-blog , c-a-m-aPorto.

email to: joana.pestana@network.rca.ac.uk
follow: @joanamariapestana

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