* Extraction, abstraction, hallucination – Casa da Cerca, 11 February.

The experience of organising more than three editions of the Terra Batida project since 2020 is the motto for a conversation that connects and contracts the relationships between extraction, abstraction and hallucination.


* Master’s Degree in Cultural Management and Sustainability – University of Coimbra, 9 January.



* PACAP 6 – Programa Avançado de Criação em Artes Performativas [Advanced Programme in Creation for Performative Artes], curated by Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz, March 15.


* Composing Worlds, with Rita Natálio and Elisa Lévy, Culturgest, 19th May.

In anticipation of Philippe Descola’s lecture, the film Composer les mondes, written, shot and directed by Eliza Levy about the thinking of this important anthropologist, is presented. From where can we rethink our world in order to transform it? Philippe Descola dedicated his life as an anthropologist to studying how humans make up their worlds. In a journey that began in the Amazon, he turned his field of research to Europe to understand how we modern people have managed to make the Earth less and less habitable. In this film, Descola embodies his ideas, in dialogue with the non-humans around us, at the centre of a social experiment that is unique in the world: the community of Notre-Dame-des-Landes in France. There, on and with the earth saved from cement, in the place where the construction of a pharaonic airport was planned, a new composition of the world is unfolding. At the end of the screening, Rita Natálio, artist and curator of the Terra Batida project, will talk to us about the issues raised by the film.



* Borders that don’t exist, Porto Design Biennale, 10 December.

In an intertidal zone, the boundaries are constantly changing. The liquid tide covers and uncovers the land, but in between the coming and going it becomes entrenched, embedded in the damp sand, stones and beings of the ecosystems of these areas. On the bank of a river, water circulates in a spiral, creating deposits and eroding the land’s edge – it’s an infinite process of transformation. The water seeps into the earth, first liquid, then in the form of humidity. We don’t know when it becomes muddy, then clay and finally earth. Here we bring together people who urge us to design and think from an idea of the intertwining of all things, proposing alternative models of relationship and order that promote porous materialities, inclusive projects, interspecies dialogues and more equitable democracies.



October to November

* Laboratory in the Master’s programme in Performance and Gender Studies at the IUAV – University of Venice

June to October

* Coordination of Laboratório Imagina 20–25 [Imagine Laboratory], Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

The “Gulbenkian Imagines” project is an initiative of the Modern Art Centre for young audiences based on imagination laboratories guided by guest artists around the idea of the future. In this edition, a group of 16 young people, from different backgrounds, have been working on artistic proposals by Alina Ruiz Folini and Rita Natálio, two performing arts artists with research working on the themes of ecology, somatic research and gender.
The laboratory sessions have also included the occasional participation of artists such as Odete, Kahumbi, Ves Liberta, Josefa Pereira and Alice dos Reis, opening up the practices to approaches where choreography, science fiction and fashion converge.

Laboratório de Imaginação 2022: Corpos, Desejos e Ecologias



* Extração, abstração, alucinação: Antropoceno e suas imaginações estético-políticas, October 1st.

Online course in Portuguese, “Antropoceno: Abordagens Transdisciplinares”


* Participation at PACAP 5, Forum Dança, coordinated by João Fiadeiro and Emma Bigé



* Efeito Antropocénico: imaginações estético-políticas, December 18.

Online course in Portuguese, “Antropoceno: Abordagens Transdisciplinares”

Participating lecturers: Eduardo Neves (Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, University of São Paulo), Karen Shiratori (post-doc Department of Anthropology, University of São Paulo), Joana Cabral de Oliveira (Department of Anthropology, State University of Campinas), Pedro Paulo Pimenta (Department of Philosophy, University of São Paulo), Renato Sztutman (Department of Anthropology, University of São Paulo), Renzo Taddei (Institute of the Sea, Federal University of São Paulo) and Stelio Marras (Institute of Brazilian Studies, University of São Paulo). Rita Natálio also took part in the course. Felipe Figueiredo provided support in monitoring activities.


* Participation at PACAP 4, Forum Dança. Seminary “Art and Nature”, and accompanying writing projects that led to the final PEGADA publication.

Curatorship by João dos Santos Martins | Teachers and guest artists: Ana Jotta (PT), Ana Pi (BR), Ana Rita Teodoro (PT), Antonia Baehr (DE), Christine de Smedt (BE), Christophe Wavelet (FR), Chrysa Parkinson (US/SE), Eszter Salamon (HU), Fred Moten (US), Joana Sá (PT), João Fiadeiro (PT), Latifa Laâbissi (FR), Moriah Evans (US), Paula Caspão (PT), Pedro Barateiro (PT), Rita Natálio (PT), Scarlet Yu (HK), Vera Mantero (PT), Xavier le Roy (FR) | Participantes: Alina Ruiz Folini (AR), Aline Combe (FR), Bianca Zueneli (IT), Emily Barasch (US), Isadora Alves (PT), Isis Andreatta (BR), Julián Pacomio (ES), Laura Ríos (CU), Laure Fleitz (FR), Leire Aranberri (ES), Maria Abrantes (PT), Marina Silva / Dubia (BR), Natália Mendonça (BR), Randy Reyes (US/GT), Sara Vieira Marques (PT), Suiá Ferlauto (BR).


* Ecofeminismo, Mulheres e Ecologia, Lisbon, Assembleia da Répública, March 10.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, MP Joacine Katar Moreira joins the eco-feminist movement to reinforce the importance of greater social and climate justice, which involves the defence of equality and ecology as a whole.


* Convenor at the seminar Re-politicising the Anthropocene, as part of the international project Anthropocene Campus Lisbon with David Scarso and Elizabeth Johnson, 6-11 January.



* Forum of the Future, Rivoli, Porto, 4 November.

Mediation presentation by Sónia Guajajara with Ernesto Neto.


* Participation in the seminary “Indigenous Epistemologies and Artistic Imagination” at Barcelona University/MACBA, 24-25 October.


* Efeito Antropocénico e Biocentrismo – performances do cinema indígena no Brasil. Participation in the 7th Congress of the Portuguese Anthropology Association, from 4 to 7 June 2019, at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon.

* Honourable mention in the Artists’ Competition organised by the 7th Congress of the Portuguese Anthropology Association for the conference-performance Geofagia, presented during the days of the congress.

* É hora de tentar a anarquia? (sobre improvisação coletiva) – A conversation about dance as a political laboratory that brings together Rita Natálio and Romain Bigé, co-curator of the exhibition Esboços de Técnicas Interiores.



* Crisis, humanity and nature, lecture at MArt at the invitation of Professor Miguel Ferrão, Contemporary Art Issues, April 3.

* Animism, Climate Change and Extinction – film and lecture-performance practice, Queer-feminist Ecocriticism in Live Art and Visual Cultures, April 13.

This one-day international conference, part of EcoFutures programme, brings together artists, theorists and activists to cover topics ranging from non-human ethics to ecosexuality. Invited guests include Gaia Giuliani, João Florencio and Silvia Federici. Artworks by Wangechi Mutu, Adelita Husni-Bey and Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle will be screened for this occasion.

EcoFutures Guide…


* Presentation of paper Animism, climate change and extinction at the event “Art, Materiality, Representation”, organised by the Royal Anthropology Institute in London, 1-3 June.


* Ecology and Aesthetics class with Rita Natálio, Festival Materiais Diversos, Centro Cultural do Cartaxo, 23 September.

* Vozes do SulSilence Conference, part of the Silence Festival, with Maria Paula Meneses, Jota Mombaça and Rita Natálio, at the Praça de S. Paulo Stage, Rua de S. Paulo, 1 April.