Communication designer, activist and volunteeer from Portugal.
A library of references in permanent construction, and probabily already out of date. Many of the descriptions are not yet translated to english, for which I apologize.
A large group of anarchist people left their planet to start a new society on the moon, in harmony with their values. We enter the story some generations later and get to know closely some characters: their joys and troubles, the ideas and everyday life, what they won and what they lost. There are no magic recipes to erradicate suffering and injustice from the world, but a better world is always possible.
A brilliant philosopher and activist masterfully interweaves her personal story with the stories of the collectives she was in and the recent history of Barcelona. Theory and practice, thought and action; the management of time; the importance of being together and talking. It's like self-help, but for the collective
50 years passed since this book was published, and its potential and relevance remain intactc. Reading it has given me a renewed hope on humanity, based on a profound conviction that the solution to almost every problem of the world is an emancipatory and liberating education.
Neil Postman compares the distopia of Brave New World by Huxley with the one in 1984 by Orwell, arguing that we're closer to the first one. It describes the numbing and infantilizing effects of television on society, in opposition to books' ability to convey complex arguments. It provides a very interesting framework to think about mass culture.
A well-humoured introduction to the idea of socialism, showing that utopia might not be as distant as it seems.
Many people fought the 48-year dictatorship in Portugal in the 20th century. The author was one of them, living underground, forging documents for the Communist Party to help people escape from prision and torture. She tells her impressive stories (happy, distressing, funny) to teach us that we, as a people resisting, were the heroes of that time.
At the moment I'm working full time at Teatro Estúdio Fontenova, in Setúbal, as a communication designer and producer. Whenever possible I do volunteering/activism on LGBTI issues at rede ex aequo and Cooperativa SEIES.
Birth date 3rd July 1995
Residency Palmela, Portugal
Driver's license yes (B category)
Mobile phone (and Signal) 932 570 979
E-mail E-mail: email@example.com
Telegram Telegram: tomasanjosbarao
September 2013 – June 2019
Degree in Comunication Design
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon
(undergraduate, 180 ECTS)
September 2019 – January 2020
Attendance of Master in Communication, Culture, and Information Technology
Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon
February 2021 – October 2023 / full time
Teatro Estúdio Fontenova
(professional theatre company) Communication and multimedia designer, technician (light/sound/video) and production
August 2017 – September 2019 / full time
Youth Division of the City Council of Setúbal, Portugal
Cultural programming; event production; communication design; providing support for youth associations; design and implementation of projects to promote active citizenship in youth.
September 2013 – July 2018 / part time
Grupo Musical e Desportivo União e Progresso, Vendas de Azeitão, Portugal
Urban dance coreographer and teacher for youth aged 13–18
October 2013 – present
Speaker in schools on LGBTI issues, through rede ex aequo, an LGBTI youth association in Portugal
Going to schools around the country to have open conversations with students about gender identity/expression, sexual orientation and sexual characteristics. I was part of the project coordination team from 2020 to 2022.
March 2018 – present
Cooperativa SEIES, Setúbal, Portugal
Organizing and promotion of a mutual support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people; event production.
January 2021 – February 2022
January 2013 – December 2015
Board of rede ex aequo youth association
Event production and promotion; communication design; monthly newsletter editions; co-organizing a summer camp, peddy-papers, etc
August 2018 – June 2019
Board of Grupo Musical e Desportivo União e Progresso
Sports and culture association in Vendas de Azeitão, Portugal
Native language: Portuguese
Winner of the Correntes d'Escritas / Papelaria Locus Literary Prize in 2012, with the children's story "Vergílio Vagaroso"