"The object I seek as a designer is one that can be found instead of created. Guided by the process and engaged with a context, I find myself focused on local approaches that enhance the essence of a community combining deep cultural knowledge with a democratic and co-operative working method.
Being born in a small rural world, where people and the proximity among them matters, I was obligated to precociously learn how to develop a creative will as a way to entertain myself and be able to interact with the place and its people. Playing as a creator turned me now into a designer who creates by playing."
Gonçalo Fialho aka Uivo, born in 1994, is an independent designer currently living in Lisboa.
2017 → 2022 23 Milhas - Ílhavo
2015 → 2017 LOLA MullenLowe Lisboa
2012 → 2015 BA—ESAD.CR, Escola Superior de Artes e Design de Caldas da Rainha, Portugal