Hi, how are you? My name is Luiza Futuro, destiny or not, I like to believe my last name is the best word to define my work. Let me tell you a little bit more about me: I am taking MA at Goldsmiths, titled: Creative and Critical Analyses of Contemporary Society. With this new academic moment, I would like to achieve a final study and professional opportunities that could develop my skills as thinker and culture and society specialist, I have a lot of experiencing working with to people (most of them research companies, several multinational brands, institutions, study groups, start ups, etc.) This heterogeneous approach working mostly as a planner, both: marketing and (becoming) more a social and Brazilian cultural researcher, My name is Luiza Futuro, which means Future in Portuguese. I came from Brazil. Coincidence or not, in the past eight years, I had been working as a consumer researcher, focus on youth Brazilian generations. With time, I became this trend research, working on research companies and freelancing for advertising agencies, national and foreign companies. During this period, including in my graduation period I had many opportunities, in a formal or informal way to realise that I was interesting in something 'bit more' vertiginous, which are not consumers, but people. People and their relation to society and culture and Besides Brazilian culture, I have been studying Brazilian and Portuguese literature ( from Africa end Portugal), especially from 20th and 21st century. Not just studying but also writing. I have a long time relationship with writing since I was little, but in the recent years I wrote a bestiary (yet, not sure if it is for kids) . At Goldsmiths my main approach is precisely the transdisciplinary approach between cultural studies and arts. I have been studying affect theory, performative research and other post qualitatives methods mainly to aesthetics are my main searches in the Critical and Creative Master.
School Of Communication Invited by the Director for International Education, John Monahan to give lectures to the higher learning group studying communication at London. Combining lecture and practical exercises as a workshop to an audience of 12 people. Main subjects: qualitative research methodologies, creative tools, and cases, trend research overflow process including new formats to present and deliver a qualitative research project.
One ‘man’ company, my personal brand to research projects ?My own market research company that focuses on small data approach to cultural startups. In contrast to the test culture of the market (quantitative metrics), Hey Ho! Proposes an in-depth look through qualitative methodologies and new technologies of research methodologies and analysis. Clients: Queremos (We Demand), Ekole, Agenda Kids, Lilit, Hasbro, Flamingo.
The Futures Company is an international consultancy with offices in England, United States, Mexico, Brazil and Asia. They use trend research techniques (qualitative and quantitative) to develop a new strategic and innovation to brands or sectors over medium and long term. I was responsible for coordinate and carry out from the start to the end all LatAm Projects research projects. Example: Sunlight project, by Unilever launched the SunLight Challenge, to engage consumers and 12 Brazilian families to live more sustainably. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4xhB89sJjE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qrdZSJ5QFs ??http://thefuturescompany.com/
The Limo is a cultural agency. They provide research and communications strategy that lead to enhanced creativity and real results for brand's platforms. The company goal is to explore, promote and generate legitimate connections between brands and people. Responsible for creating, design, manage and present all the projects. Responsible for coordinate and develop along with the video team research documentaries. Responsible for taking care of the whole of behaviour and consumer field, recruitment coordination, set up and design up the final report with strategic direction and consumer insights. Globo (largest TV network in Latin America), Iguatemi (Largest shopping mall management firm in Latin America and Heineken. I was responsible for designing "The future of communication in 2033" workshop on held at the Cannes Lion (Limo Inc + ESPM University):https://www.facebook.com/ESPMemCannes/photos/ a.353514081442437.1073741824.190542344406279/353514058109106/?type=3&theater
Box1824 is a market research firm in Latin America with over 200 staff and work through strategy research project to companies within the region and globally. Carrying out all research methodologies (focus groups, in-depth interviews). Responsible for creating and present the final report for clients such Clients: Itau, Nike, Fiat, Melissa, Campari Group, Bonafont, C & A, Multishow.
Future Laboratory is a London and NY-based consultancy for trend forecasting, brand strategy and consumer insight for the retail, technology, finance, automotive, food, textile and fashion. I developed a long-term professional relation among different teams inside the company, including Tom Savigar, the owner and the strategy chief. I continue to assist as International Collaborator strategic researcher, consumer insights and trend reports specially concerning Brazil movements.
Performed many tasks including desk research, interviewing Alphas, macro and Micro trend designs and report elaboration. Involved in entire the process of the video We all want to be young (scrip/content/ editing): ????https://vimeo.com/16638983
Penn. School for Global Entrepreneurship Lehigh University - Bethlehem, USA Scholarship Recipient http://www.iacocca-lehigh.org/Iacocca/psge/