Joana Alarcão
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Joana Alarcão

Eco Artist, Curator, Podcast Host, Writer and Editor.Portugal
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Joana Alarcão
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Joana Alarcão

Eco Artist, Curator, Podcast Host, Writer and Editor.Portugal
About me
Joana Alarcão, a Portuguese Eco-artist, curator, and editor, is an unwavering advocate for the fusion of art, social/environmental justice, and culture. Armed with a profound background in the arts and journalism, Joana has delved into the worlds of over 200 artists, diving deep into their creative processes and unique perspectives. These interviews have not only been featured in various media outlets but have also enriched her role as an editor and curator for "Insights of an Eco Artist." Through this platform, Joana has nurtured a vibrant community of artists driven by a shared passion for art that breeds change. With the founding of this platform, for the past 3 years, Joana has created two editorial print magazines, a podcast, a myriad of reviews, and interviews available in video, audio, and written forms. Her multifaceted storytelling approach has woven connections among artists from diverse backgrounds, cultivating a dynamic and all-encompassing creative ecosystem. Joana's work extends beyond the boundaries of her platform. She has collaborated with renowned magazines such as "Women to Women," "Public Offerings Ltd," and "Gatekeeper," as well as the esteemed NGO, "Creative Conscious," and "Arts Help." These collaborations have allowed her to amplify the voices of artists who are committed to creating art with a purpose. Joana Alarcão's commitment to bridging the gap between art, social/environmental justice, and culture makes her mission not just about creating beautiful works of art but also about using art as a powerful tool for positive change.
Projects
  • Championing Environmental Advocacy Through Art: An Interview with Phil Barton
    Championing Environmental Advocacy Through Art: An Interview with Phil BartonIn the realm of Eco Art, Phil Barton stands as a dedicated practitioner, weaving a profound commitment to the natural and built environment into his creative endeavors. With a lifelong dedication to fostering collaboration across diverse communities and organizations, Phil Barton employs a hands-on approach to environmental issues, urging practical actions to address the pressing challenges faced by our planet. This interview delves into Barton's unique approach, examining the intersection of ar
  • Disruptive Narratives: An Unconventional Odyssey with Dolly Sen
    Disruptive Narratives: An Unconventional Odyssey with Dolly SenWelcome to an engaging conversation with Dolly Sen a working-class brown queer artist based in Norwich, UK. With a brain she humorously describes as having an "ill-repute," Dolly disrupts societal systems not through conventional means, but with a unique blend of My Little Ponies on acid and a touch of sadness. Boasting over 10 published books and a global presence in films, performances, and art, Dolly's work is subversive, humorous, and radical. From 'sectioning' government departments to conf
  • i3C Group- Adriana Prat
    i3C Group- Adriana PratIn this first episode, we have a special guest, Adriana Prat, the visionary curator and artist behind the i3c Artists Collective. Join us as we embark on a captivating journey to explore how art can be a powerful tool in addressing the pressing environmental challenges that impact communities worldwide.
  • In conversation: Ryota Matsumoto
    In conversation: Ryota MatsumotoRyota Matsumoto is a world-renowned artist, designer, and architect who is widely regarded as one of the forefathers of the postdigital art movement. Read More : https://www.insightsofayoungecologicalartist.com/artfeatures/in-conversation%3A-ryota-matsumoto
  • The Importance of Artistic Freedom: The Public Philosopher
    The Importance of Artistic Freedom: The Public PhilosopherWhen silence reaches its peak and oppression clinches its grasp, a wave of irrefutable destruction is left in its wake. The sound of speech is the last-ditch effort to draw attention to the attempted eradication of one's fundamental right: the freedom to create and spark dialogue.
  • The Emotional Memories of Home: Artist Mohamad Hafez and the Syrian Refugee Crisis
    The Emotional Memories of Home: Artist Mohamad Hafez and the Syrian Refugee CrisisNew commentary for Arts Help on the pressing refugee crisis in Syria. Read more : https://www.artshelp.net/mohamad-hafez/
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Projects credited in
  • Mothering the Earth: Is it okay to have kids in a climate crisis?
    Mothering the Earth: Is it okay to have kids in a climate crisis?Article for Insights of an Eco Artist exploring how women are tackling the prospect of having children in the fact of the climate crisis, featuring interviews with women of all ages and backgrounds. Read it here: https://insightsofayoungecologicalartist.com/mothering-the-earth-is-it-okay-to-have-kids-in-a-climate-crisis/
  • The Claudes SEN Law UK Petitions and Campaign
    The Claudes SEN Law UK Petitions and Campaign#TheClaudesSENLaw
  • In conversation: Annie Trevorah
    In conversation: Annie TrevorahAnnie Trevorah's art, spanning sculpture, textiles, print, and more, explores human-plant interconnectivity. Through eco-feminism, she challenges anthropocentrism, urging a shift to the vegetative perspective. In vivid installations, Trevorah questions human dominance, presenting a lively ecology of meaning. Join us for an interview as she shares profound insights into her transformative exploration. Read more: https://www.insightsofayoungecologicalartist.com/artfeatures/in-conversation%3A-anni
  • Green + Just Eps.5 - Montello Foundation
    Green + Just Eps.5 - Montello FoundationWelcome to the Montello Foundation interview, where we speak with its founder Stefan Hagen. The Montello Foundation Retreat inspires artists to delve into their inner creative minds, enabling them to produce work that resonates with profound meaning. Through this retreat, artists discover new perspectives, refine their artistic practices, and contribute to the world of art in meaningful ways. Join us in celebrating the Montello Foundation Retreat, where art and nature converge to ignite the fla
  • Entanglements of Unity: A Deep Dive into Magda Holden's Art
    Entanglements of Unity: A Deep Dive into Magda Holden's ArtEmbark on a journey through the intricate tapestry of art that transcends the boundaries of conventional themes. In this review, we delve into a realm where science and spirituality converge, weaving a narrative that mirrors the interconnectedness of our existence. Join us as we explore the profound layers of Magda Holden's creations, provoking contemplation on caring, empathy, and solidarity in the face of our evolving world. Read more here: https://www.insightsofayoungecologicalartist.com/art/
  • Championing Environmental Advocacy Through Art: An Interview with Phil Barton
    Championing Environmental Advocacy Through Art: An Interview with Phil BartonSee more here: https://www.insightsofayoungecologicalartist.com/art-and-politics/championing-environmental-advocacy-through-art%3A-an-interview-with-phil-barton
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Work history
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    Podcast Host and ManagerInsights of an Eco Artist
    Lisbon, PortugalPart Time
    Experienced podcast host and manager. Led the podcast production research process for upcoming guest speakers and interviews. Conducted interviews with prominent ecological and social artists, including Clara Bowe, Naima Morelli, Melanie Oliva, and others Developed content for each episode, including scripts, interview questions, and episode transcripts. Reviewed and edited podcast show notes and episode references.
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    Insights of an Eco Artist logo
    Founder, Writer and Editor in ChiefInsights of an Eco Artist
    Lisbon, PortugalPart Time
    Established a magazine documenting the impact and correlation of art interventions on social, political and environmental global contemporary atmospheres Recently released the second print issue, where I interviewed the 15 featured artists, edited and wrote some of the features and in-depth conversations. Also, I designed the layout of the magazine. Currently developing a project on artistic freedom and refugee artists in partnership with Ngo Artists at Risk. Supervising a diverse team of writers and artists to develop innovative writing pieces on ongoing cultural, artistic, ecological and social events.
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Skills
  • Sculpting
  • Drawing
  • Clay Sculpting
  • Creative Writing
  • Project Management
  • Art Curation
  • Art Writing
  • Editoral Design
Education
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    MAburren college of art
     - Ireland
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Faculty of Fine Arts | ULisboa - Universidade de Lisboa
     - Lisbon, Portugal