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Francisco Laranjo is a graphic designer and researcher. PhD in design methods and criticism from the University of the Arts London, MA in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art and BA from ESAD – Escola Superior de Artes e Design. His writings have been published on Design Observer, Eye, Creative Review, Grafik, Eye on Design, Público, among others. He has been a visiting and guest lecturer at the Sandberg Institute (NL), CalArts (US), Royal College of Art, London College of Communication, Kingston University (UK), Zürich University of the Arts, University of the Arts Bern (Switzerland) and speaker at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Austria), University of South Australia (AUS), University of the Arts Split (Croatia), BAU (Spain), University of Porto, University of Lisbon, University of Coimbra (Portugal), among others. He is an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, Editor of the design criticism journal Modes of Criticism, Co-director of the Shared Institute, Assistant Professor at Lusófona University and Director of the Center for Other Worlds.
Identificação

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Francisco Laranjo

Nomes de citação

  • Laranjo, F.

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID
4C12-F339-43D6

Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • francisco.laranjo@ulusofona.pt (Profissional)

Websites

  • https://modesofcriticism.org (Profissional)
  • https://otherworlds.pt (Académico)

Domínios de atuação

  • Humanidades - Artes

Idiomas

Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Português (Idioma materno)
Inglês Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2)
Francês Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador independente (B1)
Espanhol; Castelhano Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1)
Formação
Grau Classificação
2010/09/14 - 2017/02/01
Concluído
Design Methods and Criticism (Doctor of Philosophy)
University of the Arts London, Reino Unido
"Design as Criticism: Methods for a Critical Graphic Design Practice" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
2006/09/20 - 2008/06/02
Concluído
Visual Communication (Master)
Royal College of Art, Reino Unido
"Speed as tool for graphic design analysis – symptoms of (and for) change" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
2008/03 - 2008/06
Concluído
CLTAD, Preparing to Teach (Art & Design) (Outros)
University of the Arts London, Reino Unido
2000/10/01 - 2004/07/01
Concluído
Design de Comunicação (Licenciatura)
Escola Superior de Artes e Design, Portugal
16
Percurso profissional

Ciência

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
Empregador
2020/10/27 - Atual Investigador principal (carreira) (Investigação) Lusófona University – Center for Other Worlds, Portugal
Universidade Lusófona, Portugal

Docência no Ensino Superior

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
Empregador
2020/08/01 - Atual Professor Auxiliar (Docente Universitário) Universidade Lusófona, Portugal
2018/04 - Atual Professor Visitante (Docente Universitário) University of the Arts London, Reino Unido
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design Drama Centre London, Reino Unido
2011 - 2014/06/02 Professor Auxiliar Convidado (Docente Universitário) University of Westminster - Harrow Campus, Reino Unido
2008/09/02 - 2012/06/04 Leitor (Docente Universitário) Richmond The American International University in London, Reino Unido

Outras Carreiras

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
Empregador
2017/05/17 - Atual Carreiras / Categorias Subsistentes Shared Institute, Portugal
Projetos

Bolsa

Designação Financiadores
2010 - 2015 Design as Criticism: Methods For a Critical Graphic Design Practice
SFRH / BD / 68839 / 2010
Bolseiro de Doutoramento
London College of Communication School of Design, Reino Unido
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Produções

Publicações

Artigo em conferência
  1. Laranjo, Francisco. "Critical Design and Critical Practice: A Metholodological Approach?". Trabalho apresentado em Critique 2013, Adelaide, 2013.
    Publicado
Artigo em jornal
  1. Laranjo, F.. "Placas Toponímicas do Porto: Uniformizac¸a~o e Coerência", Público P3, 2016, https://www.publico.pt/2016/04/26/p3/cronica/placas-toponimicas-do-porto-uniformizacao-e-coerencia-1825798.
  2. Laranjo, F.. "Simplismo.", Público P3, 2016, https://www.publico.pt/2016/04/19/p3/cronica/simplismo-1825809.
  3. Laranjo, F.. "Design e (des)ilusão", Público P3, 2016, https://www.publico.pt/2016/01/26/p3/cronica/design-e-desilusao-1825192.
  4. Laranjo, F.. "A Intervenc¸a~o Como Comodidade", Público P3, 2016, https://www.publico.pt/2016/01/18/p3/cronica/a-intervencao-como-comodidade-1825215.
Artigo em revista
  1. Laranjo, F.. "São João National Theater: The Autonomy of Experimentation". AIGA Eye on Design (2021): https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/portos-sao-joao-national-theater-offers-a-lesson-in-design-as-public-service/.
    Publicado
  2. Laranjo, Francisco. "Graphic Design Systems, and the Systems of Graphic Design". Modes of Criticism 5 1 (2019): 5-16.
    Acesso aberto • Publicado
  3. Laranjo, F.. "Almanaque: A Feast of Portuguese Magazines". Pli Arte e Design 5 1 (2014): 148-157.
    Publicado
Artigo em revista (magazine)
  1. Laranjo, F.. "Pedagogies of the Sun", MOLD Magazine, 2021, https://thisismold.com/process/studio-visit/solar-cooking-ruivo-portugal.
  2. Laranjo, Francisco. "Delusion & data-driven design", Creative Review, 2017, https://www.creativereview.co.uk/delusion-data-driven-design/.
  3. Laranjo, F.. "Five Strategies Tabled in Eindhoven", Eye Magazine, 2014, http://www.eyemagazine.com/blog/post/Five-strategies.
  4. Laranjo, F.. "Critical Graphic Design: Critical of What?", Design Observer, 2014, https://designobserver.com/feature/critical-graphic-design-critical-of-what/38416.
  5. Laranjo, F.. "Nostalgia for the Carnation Revolution", Eye Magazine, 2014, http://www.eyemagazine.com/review/article/nostalgia-for-the-carnation-revolution.
  6. Laranjo, F.. "The Whitney Identity: Responding to W(hat)?", Design Observer, 2013, https://www.designobserver.com/feature/the-whitney-identity-responding-to-what/37934.
  7. Laranjo, F.. "Publicacão Própria ou Design Gráfico em Modo Curatorial", PLI Arte & Design, 2012
  8. Laranjo, F.. "The Fluorescent Society", Bypass, 2010
  9. Laranjo, F.. "What’s Shock(ing) in Graphic Design?", ARC, 2008
Capítulo de livro
  1. Laranjo, F.. "Graphic Design after the New Normal". In Graphic Design Is (...) Not Innocent: Scrutinizing Visual Communication Today, editado por Offermanns, Ingo. Países Baixos: Valiz, 2021.
    Publicado
  2. Laranjo, F.. "Modes of Criticism, Interview with Hackers & Designers". In Coded Bodies – Hackers & Designers, editado por Groten, Anja; Lizotte, Juliette, 198-217. Amsterdam, Países Baixos: Hackers & Designers, 2020.
    Publicado
  3. Laranjo, F.. "A Brief History of the Design Summer School". In Extra-curricular, 190-195. Eindhoven, Países Baixos: Onomatopee, 2018.
    Publicado
  4. Laranjo, F.. "Critical Graphic Design: Critical of What?". In Culture Is Not Always Popular: Fifteen Years of Design Observer, editado por Bierut, Michael; Helfand, Jessica; Fuller, Jarrett, 25-27. Massachussets, Estados Unidos: MIT Press, 2018.
    Publicado
  5. Laranjo, F.. "Critical Graphic Design: Critical of What?". In The Graphic Design Reader, editado por Teal Triggs; Atzmon, Leslies. London, Reino Unido: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
    Publicado
  6. Laranjo, F.. "It's Nice That Intro". In Modes of Criticism 3 – Design and Democracy, 3-5. Eindhoven, Países Baixos: Onomatopee, 2017.
    Publicado
  7. Laranjo, F.. "Avoiding the Post-critical". In Modes of Criticism 1 – Critical, Uncritical, Post-critical, 19-27. London, Reino Unido: Modes of Criticism, 2015.
    Publicado
  8. Laranjo, F.. "Beyond Hybridity". In A Nervous Nap: On Expanding the Field in Design. Warszawa, Polónia: Fundacja Bec Zmiana, 2009.
    Publicado
Edição de livro
  1. Ellis, Hannah. The Circuit. Eindhoven: Onomatopee. 2021.
    No prelo
  2. Abdulla, Danah; Willis, Anne-Marie; Ahmed, Tanveer; FitzGerald, Kenneth; depatriarchise design; Groten, Anja; Ellis, Hannah. Modes of Criticism 4 – Radical Pedagogy. Eindhoven, Países Baixos: Onomatopee. 2019.
    Publicado
  3. Pater, Ruben; Mattern, Shannon; Brave New Alps; Laranjo, Francisco; Voss, Georgina. Modes of Criticism 5 – Design Systems. Eindhoven, Países Baixos: Onomatopee. 2019.
    Publicado
  4. Kuijpers, Els; Gordon, Laura; Mitropoulos, Angela; Decolonising Design Group; Lorusso, Silvio; Pendrell, Luke; Trafford, James. Modes of Criticism 3 – Design and Democracy. Eindhoven, Países Baixos: Onomatopee. 2017.
    Publicado
  5. Laranjo, Francisco; Bush, Anne; Buwert, Peter; Waite, Noel; Van Toorn, Jan; Ansari, Ahmed; Kiem, Matthew. Modes of Criticism 2 – Critique of Method. Porto, Portugal: Modes of Criticism. 2016.
    Publicado
  6. Laranjo, Francisco; Cameron Tonkinwise; Bianca Elzenbaumer; Ian Lynam; Kenneth FitzGerald; Randy Nakamura; James Langdon; Luiza Prado. Modes of Criticism 1 – Critical, Uncritical, Post-critical. London, Reino Unido: Modes of Criticism. 2015.
    Publicado
Livro
  1. Laranjo, Francisco. Teatro Visual: 100 Anos de Objectos Gráficos. Porto, Portugal: Teatro Nacional São João. 2021.
    Publicado
Recurso online
  1. Laranjo, F.. Ghosts of Designbots Yet To Come. 2016. http://www.eyemagazine.com/blog/post/ghosts-of-designbots-yet-to-come.
  2. Laranjo, F.. Critical Everything (Grafik Magazine). 2015. https://modesofcriticism.org/critical-everything/.
  3. Laranjo, F.. Trendy Anarchy, or Why Just Being ‘anti’ is Not Enough, London Design Festival. 2010. https://modesofcriticism.org/trendy-anarchy/.
Tese / Dissertação
  1. Laranjo, Francisco. "Design as Criticism: Methods for a Critical Graphic Design Practice". Doutoramento, University of the Arts London, 2017. https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.731653.

Artística / Interpretação

Exposição de curadoria/museu
  1. Luiza Prado & Pedro Oliveira; Ruben Pater; Demystification Committee; ACED Institute. 2019. "Design Systems, Porto Design Biennale 2019". In Modes of Criticism 5 – Design Systems.
Atividades

Apresentação oral de trabalho

Título da apresentação Nome do evento
Anfitrião (Local do evento)
2021/09/27 Design after the New Normal, introduction and conversation with Silvio Lorusso. Joint organisation, COW and MAAT. The Design and The Plan: On Power
MAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (Lisbon, Portugal)
2021/04/27 Publishing as Research and the Politics of Method MRes, Communication Design Pathway
Royal College of Art (London, Reino Unido)
2020/10/20 Design, Cultural Programming and Inclusivity (Design Inclusivo Hoje: e Amanhã?). Round panel with Renato Bispo and Susana António, moderated by Frederico Duarte. Congresso Rede Cultura 2027
ESAD CR – Caldas da Raínha (Leiria, Portugal)
2020/05/05 Graphic Design in Times of a Pandemic MA Graphic Media Design
Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts London (London, Reino Unido)
2019/11 Critique of Smartness in Design SmartCityWeek
BAU – Centro Universitario de Diseño and Ajuntament de Barcelona (Barcelona, Espanha)
2019/10/26 Design Systems, panel with Demystification Committee, Campo 24 de Agosto Metro Station Design Systems
Porto Design Biennale (Porto, Portugal)
2019/10/04 Radical Pedagogy, panel with Anja Groten and Maya Ober Radical Pedagogy, Dutch Design Week
Onomatopee Projects (Eindhoven, Países Baixos)
2019/01 Design and Distraction
MA Graphic Design, London College of Commucation (London, Reino Unido)
2019 Research Methods for a Critical Practice MA Graphic Media Design
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (London, Reino Unido)
2018/11 Design Activism in the Post-satire Era Interakcije 2018, Life After Disaster
Museum of Fine Art Split and Split Arts Academy (Split, Croácia)
2018/10/04 Against the universality of design, and its principles: 10 notes on Dieter Rams MA Communication Design
Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (Karlsruhe, Alemanha)
2018 Publishing as Critical Design Practice, panel with Le´opold Lambert (The Funambulist Magazine) and Dubravka Sekulic Beyond Change Conference
FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel (Basel, Suiça)
2018 Critical Practice and Pedagogy, panel with Decolonising Design Group Dinnertime Talk
Mediendesign RV (Ravensburg, Alemanha)
2017/09/14 Happy(ness) & Design Uncertainty Playground Symposium
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London (London, Reino Unido)
2017/02/13 The Dangers of Universality Modes of Criticism 2
Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade do Porto (Porto, Portugal)
2017 Graphic Design and Critical Practice Design as Criticism
CalArts, California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, Estados Unidos)
2017 Design and Democracy Modes of Criticism 3, Book Launch
Onomatopee Projects (Eindhoven, Países Baixos)
2017 Post-truth Graphic Design MA Visual Communication
University of the Arts Zurich (Zurich, Suiça)
2016/11/16 Crítica de Método
Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)
2016/11 Automated Graphic Design III Encontros de Design de Lisboa
Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade de Lisboa (Lisboa, Portugal)
2016/06/02 Undesign and the Politics of Method Undesign Symposium
University of Applied Arts Vienna (Vienna, Áustria)
2016/05/06 Critique of Speculative Graphic Design Ciclo de Conversas Design+Multimédia,
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)
2016 Critique of Entrepreneurialism, and Criticism as Design Method Design Methods Week
University of the Arts Bern (Bern, Suiça)
2015/02 Modes of Criticism MA Visual Communication
Royal College of Art (London, Reino Unido)
2015 Design, Criticism and Method
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London (London, Reino Unido)
2015 Criticool Language: An Overview
ESAD – Escola Superior de Artes e Design (Matosinhos, Portugal)
2015 Critical Research Methods Design Lecture Series
Kingston University (London, Reino Unido)
2014 Critical Graphic Design: Why Should We Even Care? BA Graphic Design
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (London, Portugal)
2013/10 Critical Design and Critical Practice: A Methodological Approach? Critique 2013
University of South Australia (Adelaide, Austrália)
2012 From Critical Design to Critical Practice RNUAL – Research Network of the University of the Arts London
University of the Arts London (London, Reino Unido)
2011/01 Criticality: Towards an Understanding of Critical Graphic Design RNUAL, Research Network of the University of the Arts London
University of the Arts London (London, Reino Unido)
2011 Modes of Criticism Masters Design
Sandberg Institute (Amsterdam, Países Baixos)
2011 A History of Critical Graphic Design Masters Design
Sandberg Institute (Amsterdam, Países Baixos)
2009/12/18 Graphic Design: From Speed to Criticism
ESAD, Escola Superior de Artes e Design (Matosinhos, Portugal)

Organização de evento

Nome do evento
Tipo de evento (Tipo de participação)
Instituição / Organização
2021/10/19 - 2021/10/19 Alterity and Other Visual Conversations: Public conversation between researchers Mireille Fauchon and Nina Paim, in the context of the Literary Festival Folio 2021. (2021/10/19)
Mesa-redonda (Coorganizador)
Óbidos Municipality, Portugal
2018/05/26 - 2019/09/27 Papanek Symposim 2019 – Real World(s) Design is in crisis: Or, at the very least, in massive transition, exploring and rediscovering its potential during deeply problematic times. Real World(s): Design, Politics, Future the Papanek Symposium 2019, investigates design’s inherent tensions in the context of rising global far-right populism and the asphyxiating manipulation of information in a post-truth era. (2019/09/26 - 2019/09/27)
Simpósio (Coorganizador)
Universität für Angewandte Kunst Universitätsbibliothek, Áustria

Porto Design Biennale, Portugal

Participação em evento

Descrição da atividade
Tipo de evento
Nome do evento
Instituição / Organização
2021/06/18 - Atual Guest Critic, MA Geo-design, Design Academy Eindhoven
Exposição
Pedagogies of the Sea
Design Academy Eindhoven, Países Baixos

Museu de Arte Arquitetura e Tecnologia, Portugal

Arbitragem científica em revista

Nome da revista (ISSN) Editora
2020/06 - Atual Design & Culture Taylor & Francis
2020/10 - 2021/08 International Journal of FIlm and Media Arts (2183-9271) Lusófona University

Consultoria / Parecer

Descrição da atividade Instituição / Organização
2021/02/18 - Atual Consultation on the re-validation of the MA Graphic Media Design, Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts London. University of the Arts London, Reino Unido

Entrevista (jornal / revista)

Descrição da atividade Jornal / Forum
2020/11/17 Interview on the subject of speculative design education, in the context of the Erasmus+ funded project 'Speculativeedu.eu' Speculativeedu.eu
2020 'S'éduquer à la vulnérabilité' Interview on the politics of design education and critical practice, pp. 107-131. ISSN: 1160 9958 51 Azimuts Journal, Issue 51
2017 Interview published in the Proceedings of the 'Encontros de Design de Lisboa, Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa', 2017, pp. 120–123. ISBN 9789898771742. Funded by FCT. 'Design, Identidade e Compexidade',

Entrevista / Programa (rádio / tv)

Programa Tema
2017/05/05 - Atual Scratching the Surface, Podcast Francisco Laranjo
2021/09/06 - 2021/09/06 Diseño y Diaspora Prática crítica en el diseño

Membro de comissão

Descrição da atividade
Tipo de participação
Instituição / Organização
2021/04 - Atual Scientific Committee Member, Inmaterial Journal, Diseño, Arte y Sociedad
Membro
Centro Universitario de Diseño de Barcelona, Espanha
Distinções

Prémio

2007 Certificate of Excellence, Book Design
Print Magazine, Estados Unidos
2005 Joint First Prize
Experimenta Design, Lisbon Design Biennial, Portugal