EDGARD GOUVEIA JR.
Livelab Founder and Pedagogical Coordination
Edgard Gouveia Júnior never gets tired of putting people to play. Architect and town planner and specialist in Cooperative Games, he dedicates his path to mobilize children, youth and adults designing and applying virtual and reality games, and collective actions that lead to little communitary revolutions.
He is co-founder of Instituto Elos, the program Guerreiros sem Armas and the game Oasis. He is part of the teams Fellow Ashoka, Berkana Exchange and TRIP Transformadores.
Currently he is a professor in the Cooperative Games post-grad (Youth Initiative Program and MSLS – Sweden, and Knowmads, in Netherlands) and Gaia formation in Brasília and Paraná. He has lectured in several TEDx and is an international consultant in Europe, North America and Asia, where applies technologies such as World Café, Open Space, circular dancing, Nonviolent Communication and the game Oasis.
He is also the creator of Play the Call, a world-wide game online that asks concrete tasks in the real world and intends to engage 2 billion people in four years to restore the equilibrium of the biosphere.
He believes that changing the world can be fast, free and fun.
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Director of Livelab and coordinator of X Journey
Graduated in Social Communication (PUC-GO) and specialist in Group Dynamics (SBDG), since 2008 works with social projects. Traveled around Brazil and the world spreading the ideas of changes and solidarity economy.
Since 2011, she considers herself as a bike activist and works towards urban, social and class mobility for the most vulnerable people, regardless of the project she dedicates herself to.
In 2016, created Open Oca, an experimental project of a Creative Residence in Italy, using exchanges as a business model. She wrote the book “Mulher na Estrada: liberdade para realizar sonhos”, in which she shared her vision about traveling as a woman and believing that abundance is the human potential. She worked at Aliança Empreendedora and co-founded Associação Nutriz, projects that changed her life and provided a more coherent practice.
She is from Minas Gerais, a feminist and activist for human rights.
She believes that no matter where we are, we always can create bridges between worlds and try to improve the place where we are.
Audiovisual artist, documentary maker and video maker, and graduated in Cinema and Audiovisual (UFES-ES) and History (UNESP). Currently pursues a post-graduate degree in Public Policies and Social Projects Management (UNIFAI-SP). Her research is directed mainly to the image and representation of the woman and the identitary construction of black women.
Her premiere documentary as a director, Revejo (2017), receive the prize Troféu Vitória, in the Popular Jury category in 24º Cinema Festival of Vitória. She was part of the Núcleo de Estudos Afro-Brasileiros of UFES and of the production of the radio program Afro-Diáspora. Is part of Cineclube Teresa de Benguela - ES and Entre Eles Coletivo - SP.
She believes that the decolonization of the mind and of the education is a central perspective towards a more egalitarian society.
Community Agent and Communication Assistant
She studies journalism, is a dancer and passionate about communication. At the age of six she started her first class of classic ballet and never stopped. She considers that dancing is responsible for not allowing her to give up her goals and dreams.
In 2013 she participated of the creation of the group Família Unidos pela Dança, with the purpose of bringing youth from extreme south of São Paulo into the arts. She faces the constant toil of bringing art mainly to the margins, with spectacles, voluntary classes and presentations. She is technician in graphic design and participated of free courses such as Database Journalism and Media Activism, offered by Cedeca Interlagos.
She believes that love is a tool for transformation and that smiles build bonds.
After “wandering” through the areas of sales and marketing, coordination of digital products, business development and management, in companies as broad ranging as electronics, drinking, internet and insurance, the business manager graduated at USP realized he worked better with people.
And so, after ten years of executive career, he started helping people to develop their goals through therapy and coaching. He has applied trainings in leadership, relationship and conscious communication, until, interested in harness his previous background, went back to working with startups and organizations, helping them with their strategies, organizational development, business models and value propositions.
He believes that the circular and collaborative economy can make the world fairer and sustainable, and that free companies that act with purpose and meaning will be the new organizational model in effect.
Graduated in Architecture and Town Planning (USP) in the 1990’s, his concerns with the city were born there. Back then, still in the student movements, he used to see space and the city as elements to the construction of citizenship. Later, he realized that the way people act on the space is more relevant than the space itself.
In 2000, he migrated to business administration, either in academia, where earned a master's degree studying franchise systems at FEA-USP, and in his professional life. Finally, was caught up by the area of education.
Today he is responsible for an early childhood education network with eight units, and also an entrepreneur, father of Isa and André, husband, professor of administration, and a citizen.
He believes in the entrepreneurship and collaboration as the main tools to change the world and is certain that Livelab is an unique opportunity in that direction.
Graduated in Social Communication – with emphasis in Journalism (UFRGS), specialist and Graphic Expression (PUC-RS) and Master in Visual Culture (UFG). Since 2014, coordinates Ninho de Escritores, a project for literary learning and experimentation based on acceptance that hosts ongoing meetings, free courses in several cities and an online platform design for the interaction of writers.
In 2017, launched the Oficina de Carinho, an experiential meeting to learn about caring and transparent communication, and took it to São Paulo, Vitória and Brasília. Still in 2017, started Jogo pra Vida, a project that aims to use game thinking and design to develop autonomy and engagement in daily activities.
Writer, has published six solo books and participates in three other collective ones. Started practicing aikido in 2001 and nonviolent communication in 2014, searching for ways to create safer and more harmonious relationships. Currently design learning experiences and environments for writing, communication and productivity.
He believes that creating safe spaces for communication and creativity is one of the best ways to creating happier lives.