Margarida Mendes is a researcher, curator and educator. She explores the overlap between systems theory, experimental cinema, sound practices and ecopedagogy. She creates transdisciplinary forums, exhibitions and experimental works in which alternative education modes and listening practices can catalyze the political imagination and restorative action. She has a longstanding involvement in anti-extractive activism and ecopedagogy, collaborating with maritime NGOs, universities and art institutions. She has directed several education and research platforms and was guest curator of the film program at the 11th Liverpool Biennale.