Dr. Joana Bértholo
is a researcher, novelist and play-writer. She first attended the Fine-Arts Faculty in Portugal, with a focus on Communication Design, and later a PhD in Cultural Studies in Germany. Art processes are her preferred mode of research, using writing as a platform to investigate on a wide scope of interests, such as language, technology, ecology, sustainability and the behavioral aspects of groups and communities. She helped build the Social Design Site, an online platform that gathered art ventures with a social purpose fromall around the world under the motto “you cannot not change the world” and helped to edit the footage of “The Table of Free Voices”, the largest circular gathering of thinkers and visionaries ever interviewed.