A master in the art of communication, Alice unveils the nuances of our expression so we may summon up more fully what we intend to transmit with authenticity and assertiveness. She is a law major (Nova, Lisbon) and trained actress (ACT, Lisbon), working with many directors in numerous theatre plays, appearing on many stages, and in mainstream soap operas in Portugal. Since 2015 she also teaches children in the Licée Français and youths with Down syndrome, having also collaborated in the foundation of the theatre company “21 em Cena”. She runs the Drama Workshops of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, an artistic project which is coordinated by Ana Lázaro and she collaborates in other communication projects as a consultant and facilitator.
ANA SALCEDO SALDANHA
Ana is a projector, weaver, facilitator and multi-disciplinary creative entrepreneur seeking to raise awareness and transform knowledge into actionable solutions, building bridges at the intersection of tech, social and regenerative transformation. After working for many years as a Trends Designer for major businesses, she acted on health through fashion co-founding ManifestoModa and in 2016 she embraced zero-waste and co-founded the ZeroWasteLab, an NGO that is deeply activating collaboration and circularity of materials.
Ani is a micro-cosmos designer, curious visionary and ethical entrepreneur experienced in producing transformational events and in community curation as initiator and catalyst for change. Ani is a co-founder of Project Heart – community beyond borders & initiator of Traditional Dream Factory – an evolutionary experiment for living and creating together in Alentejo, Portugal.
Anita is a multi-faceted creative, trained in design, drawing, painting, and illustration, now pursuing her learning in languages and humanities. Thoughtful and attentive, she has pleasure in discovering potential in teams, when guiding them through a creative thought-process to reveal surprising images and bigger patterns.
BENJAMIN TIRONE NUNES
STRATEGY & DESIGN
Ben created REBUNDANCE and is the Managing Director. Creative at heart, he is passionate about giving expression to human possibility, always seeking to explore drivers of transformation. He leads the “Ground” team at REBUNDANCE and designs contents. He is also passionate about music and how it expresses the spirit of our time – his music project is currently the playlist Comfortably Uncomfortable.
Catarina Gomes works with media, innovation and journalism. In the past 10 years she has been around the world developing projects in human rights, sexual rights, and environment in Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa and China. The common thread is always innovation, either technological – digital, virtual reality or augmented reality-, or theme based disruption. Amongst many projects, she was part of the founding team of the global and multi-awarded platform Love Matters, as well as part of NowHereMedia, an immersive human rights documentary production house based in Berlin. She’s currently based in Lisbon and working with MANICÓMIO, an art studio with artists who have or have had experienced mental health issues. She’s also a freelancer, still developing media and journalism projects, and facilitating innovation processes in Rebundance. Catarina holds a double-degree masters by the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
EYE OPENERS & BUILD
A force of Nature, when Gonçalo sets his heart on a project his path becomes irresistible to most! As an architect he embraced the huge and latent potential public space holds to empower regenerative relationships at neighbourhood level. Co-founded Amigos do B2M, a local association focused on youth in social neighbourhoods and co-founder of LocalsApproach an NGO dedicated to empowering locals to overcome crass urban planning errors of past decades, he heads holistic initiatives ranging from collaborative permanent interventions in public space to festivals and other events that enhance the community’s sense of belonging.
João is trained in Economics (Nova, Lisbon) and has a Masters in Sustainable Development (Switzerland, Basel). He has been a consultant in food sustainability in Portugal and Switzerland since 2011, specially focusing on food and packaging waste. Now he is bringing his knowledge into practice and building a regenerative farm hotel in Alentejo, the Gandum Village, where he and his family are prototyping an approach to regenerative lifestyles from building to food production.
A native of Portugal, Joaquim has dedicated his life to Sintropic farming and cultivating seeds in the form of tokens, which can be used to regenerate our planet. Aside from these two activities, he is one of the co-founders of AgroForest BelaFlor respira, a project aiming to involve local communities in relearning how to plant, cultivate and harvest healthy food grown sintropically in their backyard and communal spaces. Read more in Gandum in Montemor-o-Novo and BelaFlor respira in Campolide Lisbon.
With active hope in the transition to a more COoperative and REgenerative way to relate with ourselves, each other and Nature, José is evolving the field of Social Architecture, designing systems, processes and structures that allow humans to participate constructively in the web of life. Experiencing the power of self-guided non-formal un-learning, he is sharing his being with others through RegenerActive Education.
José is core in our REBUNDANCE “Ground” team of the creative leadership programs and also for Orgrams, Labs and dedicated programs. He facilitates powerful personal development processes and invites participants to connect with their purpose, to embrace their fears and redesign their own life path, building a truthful relationship with self. His own transformational project is Despertutor.
Livia curates the REBUNDANCE creative leadership programs and MOSAIC Salon Gatherings and is deeply committed to contributing to a totally good future, where every living being is able to live a life with dignity.
For 25 years Livia exerced as an architect and real estate developer in Portugal, co-creating the mediterranean climate region’s sustainable construction flagship buildings, proving that the built environment can substantially contribute to planet regeneration. This work led to various contributions to European sustainability policies and later to founding and directing Lisbon’s Municipal Energy and Environment Agency and to taking an active role in local politics in Lisbon.
With a strong belief that in a world of visual overload, it is no longer justifiable for design to just “look pretty”, Raluca works towards integrating authenticity, emotion, sustainability and social responsibility into all of her designs, while also keeping them easy to navigate and pleasing to the eye. All communication material as well as our website are tuned and shaped by her. You can find more of her graphic and web design work and personal projects around illustration, creative writing and community management at www.ralu.cc.
Storyteller, facilitator, generative scribe and coach.
Roberta listens and works “from the field”, holding space for personal development in touch with vulnerability. Willing to connect with hearts and souls, of those whose journey she accompanies, individuals and organizations, to become more authentic and truer to their real self.
Integrating mind, body and soul are the center of her work. Through individual and group sessions, Sascha draws upon neuroscience, psychology, somatic bodywork, conscious movement and expressive arts with the intention of brining people closer to themselves, their vital energy and ultimately, others and the community around them. She is a passionate therapist and inspired by the continual discovery of what it means to be human.
HOSPITALITY & CHEF
Cristina is a civil engineer, a passion among others like music, painting and cooking. In 2014 she fell for macrobiotic cuisine, got her second degree from the Instituto Macrobiótico de Portugal and created her catering company, Organic by João Sem Medo, where she is a chef providing healthy, organic, irresistible food. Cristina also runs courses and workshops in vegan base macrobiotic food. She caters for many different kinds of events, bringing great energy through her delicious and love full food.
GONÇALO PALHA MARTINS
PHOTOGRAPHY & HOSPITALITY
Gonçalo is passionate for the arts, having embraced graphic design, painting and dance, on his professional path. In REBUNDANCE he found his creative space in photography – capturing the magic of the moments and expressing the less tangible uniqueness of the collective and individual experiences the program enables. Behind the camera, in every shot, Gonçalo finds a way to explore his love for art.
Coordinating all the administrative dimensions of REBUNDANCE, Isabel is dedicated to solving every hurdle, keeping utterly calm even when confronted with chaos, taking challenges on, one at the time, dissipating drama, somehow always succeeding in making everyone feel cared for and at home. She is a master of hospitality, and makes logistics run seamlessly.
NUNO QUEIROZ RIBEIRO
HOSPITALITY & CHEF
Chef Nuno is a “Activist, not Fundamentalist”, in defense of a plant based diet, a specialist who is passionate about healthy food that tastes amazing and is made with love! Recognized with the distinction of merit by the Portuguese Ministry of Health for promoting good food practices, contributing to prevention of food related illnesses, and for having contributed to the National Health Services. Every creation and movement Nuno participates in aims to raise consciousness regarding the entire life cycle of food. He is core to the Food Manifesto.
Miguel is a forest-dwelling and world traveller, speaks 7 languages and loves many diverse cultures of humankind. He is devoted to serving this planet and all its inhabitants in the best way he is able. He dreams of soon developing his own project in the realm of regenerative agriculture. His expertise in hospitality brought him to REBUNDANCE and, as part of our team, he collaborates in making the journey participants experience special, with his unconditional love.