Denise Santos (PT)
(Lisbon, 1998) attended the António Arroio School where she studied the RPE (Plastic Production of the Show) course. She holds a degree in Environmental Design from the School of Arts and Design in Caldas da Rainha and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Graphic Design at the same institution. Her dissertation topic seeks to investigate identity issues through archival artifacts in the Cape Verdean context, and this research is a personal reflection as a Black woman, considering an autoethnographic methodology and collective experience on visual culture and graphic design in the political, social, and cultural context. In her projects, she explores topics that challenge the notion of identity and graphic design, incorporating a transdisciplinary approach that considers the interconnection of different areas and cultural and historical influences. In her professional career between 2020 and 2021, she was part of the CLAIM (Local Center for Migrant Integration) team in Outurela/Carnaxide, where she was in contact with the community and provided social support services. In 2021, she joined the Hangar CIA team, where she currently works as a communication designer and content creator for social media.