Ivo Gigante

architect | coordinator | communication manager

Braga, Portugal

Work Experience

Neutelings & Riedijk Architects

Intern architect, architecture competitions and construction phase development

2008 - 2009 Rotterdam, Netherlands


Communication & Media

Communication & media department // video production // social media manager // production assistant // culture and creativity
Space of creation and experience creative activities, service to community, inspiring and attracting talent.

GNRation is a structure of creative research, space dedicated to the creation, production and consumption of artistic and creative, inspiring and attracting talent, strengthening the position of Braga in the Creative Industries Cluster.
February 2013 - December 2013 Braga, Portugal

Studio Kawamura-Ganjavian

Intern architect and coordinator of architectural competitions

studio Kawamura-Ganjavian + studiobanana.tv
2009 - 2010 Madrid, Spain

Pedro Gadanho

Colaboration on the renovation of a single familly house, construction phase

2010 - Lisbon, Portugal

XYarch Arquitectura De Intervenção

development of architectural renovation projects and communication designer

2010 - 2012 Braga, Portugal

Carvalho Araújo

Colaboration on architectural projects, conceptual and construction phases

2010 - Braga, Portugal

Projects Prospection Workshop / Zaragoza 2016

Coordination team and development of architectural projects

Projects Prospection Workshop / Zaragoza 2016 European Capital of Culture | Spain

The Candidacy to European Capital of Culture - Zaragoza 2016 was converted as an exceptional opportunity for recovery and reuse of public assets: starting of April 2011 a working group was established, participated by the University of Zaragoza and the University of San Jorge. With encounters that emerged as productive meetings between architects and cultural agents, recovery projects in disuse spaces were developed for cultural purposes and as a complement to the existing cultural facilities.
February 2011 - May 2011 Zaragoza, Spain

Z Arquitectura Magazine

Magazine coordinator, Editor and Graphic Design

Magazine ‘Z arquitectura’, #16 and #17
The projects developed at the Projects Prospection Workshop - Zaragoza 2016 were compiled into a final documentation booklet, later published in Z magazine from the Demarcation of Zaragoza COAA.
April 2011 - June 2011 Zaragoza, Spain

Urban Prospection Network

Co-founder, Secretary | Development of the concept, communication and graphic design

Nonprofit cultural and private entity with public and international projection, which focuses on cultural management, jobs for young graduates and promotion of social participation, leading its field of study and action on sustainable recovery processes and/or reoccupation of abandoned urban structures and its connection to public space and landscape, in relation to the creative possibilities motivated by the contemporary situation.
2011 - 2012 Calatayud, Spain


Founder, graphic design and concept development

Freelancer creative consultancy service to develop professional concepts for companies and independent professionals - creation of new companies, corporate identity, creation of spaces, communication strategies, etc.
2011 - Portugal

///popcorn/// Network

Co-founder | Projects coordination | communication and social media expert

///popcorn/// network is a creative plataform dedicated to research, creation, management and cultural production through multidisciplinary contact, between a group of professionals on the search for real and specific solutions for actual society chalenges. Based on artistic, technic, scientific and social practices, and through experimental approaches, the aim is the realization of each project on a creative, original and on network perspective.

Through an open collaborations system, the ///popcorn/// platform assumes the ability to respond to each project in a multidisciplinary way. The ///popcorn/// initiative is intended to respond to events and projects that cause restlessness and promote personal and public reflection for particular causes or situations of everyday life, under political and social concerns, ensuring universal accessibility and inclusion.
2011 - Portugal


Co-founder and communication coordinator

The minimal//mobile is a mobile communication agency, oriented to the production of creative strategies applied to Design, Architecture and Contemporary culture | equipped for the management and instantaneous production of video and photography content.
minimal//mobile is part of the ///popcorn/// network, and creates digital and artistic works mixing media and communication design | productions on multiple formats: documentary, publicity, mobile platforms and social media videos | based in the north of Portugal, since 2012.
2012 - Portugal