Born and raised in Lisbon, Margarida Muralha Schweikert Farinha is currently living in Berlin pursuing her dance education and working for a Germany-wide network for political education. She graduated from University College Freiburg with a major in governance, where she especially explored contemporary sociological thought and feminist theory. During her studies, she initiated a feminist radio series and also spent a semester abroad in Amsterdam and in Buenos Aires. For her thesis on the Portuguese nationality law, she interviewed migrants and analyzed the link between national citizenship and belonging. Exploring creative spaces for critical reflection and collective imagination, she has gained experience in art education and cultural mediation at the Theater of Freiburg, at an NGO in Buenos Aires, and an artist residence in Lisbon. She wants to further investigate the arts as a sphere in which social and cultural realities may be questioned, renegotiated, and new ways of being imagined.
Updated July 2018