“The world is facing major global challenges. I joined The Cornelius Foundation because I believe that it is possible – and crucial – to connect the dots: the move toward more sustainable societies that nurture the potential of all individuals demands creative solutions.” 

Mafalda Dâmaso is a contemporary art and visual culture specialist interested in international affairs, with  years of international experience in higher education, arts organisations and advertising. She recently defended a PhD on art history and theory, conducting a semiotic analysis of the modes of visual presentation of the UN (Unstable Mediation – Regarding the United Nations as a Visual Entity) at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she also used to be an Associate Lecturer for the department of Visual Cultures.

She recently joined the Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies as one of their young scholars. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Mafalda holds a M.Sc. in Political Science from Unversité Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, a minor in Philosophy from Wein Universität, Austria and a B.Sc in Sociology from Instituto Superior de Ciências de Trabalho da Empresa, Portugal.

On behalf of TCAF board, Mafalda more specifically coordinates the foundation’s interdisciplinary research, such as this White Paper.