Pedro G. C. de Oliveira is Visiting Assistant Arts Professor of Interactive Telecommunications Program. He received his MPS from NYU’s ITP and his Bachelors in Communications and Art Direction from ESPM in São Paulo, BR.
Pedro is a Brazilian Artist, Researcher, and Educator, who’s research-driven practice inhabits the chaotic boundaries between digital and physical and tackles the social and political challenges of designing for and living with emerging technologies. Pedro’s work has been exhibited internationally, including Sotheby’s, New York; Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Monitor Digital, Guadalajara; SxSW, Austin; FabCafe, Tokyo; and has been recognized in publications such as The New York Times, Fast Company, CNN, Wired, ELLE, ARTE, Huffington Post, Core77, Vice and more.
Prior to his current appointment, Oliveira has developed curricula, taught, and conducted research at ITP and IMA at NYU. He has also worked in the advertising and creative industry for the past 15 years
Just in Case consists of a participatory research-based art project that takes a post-dualistic non-eurocentric approach to the climate emergency. Through the lens of the Global South, this project will engage in aspects of climate change and equitable future, as well as the concepts of Desobediencia Tecnológica, Resilience as Futurism, Gambiarra, and Jugaad.
The project will take shape as a combination of co-design workshops and the development of artifacts for the near future.