Tayomara Santos, Raquel Noronha
Tayomara Santos is Master student in Design (PPGDg/UFMA – Federal University of Maranhão). Research line: Materials, processes and technology with FAPEMA scholarship. The approach of her research is about sustainability, identity, local productive culture, territory and its natives. She is also a researcher of NIDA – Research group in innovation and design anthropology (CNPq), art-educator by NGO Centro Educacional e Profissionalizante do Coroadinho – CEPEC; Designer bachelor by Federal University of Maranhão and also Business administration bachelor by Faculty of Maranhão (FACAM).
Rachel Noronha is designer and PhD in Anthropology (PPCIS-UERJ, 2015). Adjunct Professor and current Head of Design and Technology Department at Federal University of Maranhão, where she is a member of the Graduate Program in Design. Leader of the NIDA – Research group in innovation and design anthropology (CNPq), develops research in the areas of cultural identity and heritage, participatory design, relationship design-materials-crafts. She directed the documentary By hand and fire (2014), author of the books Identity is value: the productive chains of Alcântara – MA (2011); In the heart of Praia Grande (2015) and coauthor of Crafts in Maranhão: practices and senses (2016) and Knowledge Sifting: cartographic and practice in Maranhão Low Lands (2017). Recently took part as Visiting Researcher within the “Knowing From the Inside (KFI): Anthropology, Art, Architecture and Design”, coordinated by Prof. Tim Ingold, at the University of Aberdeen.