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Lizá Défossez Ramalho and Artur Rebelo co-founded R2 in Porto in 1998. R2’s expansive multidisciplinary practice operates on the intersection between art, material, environment and design, spanning from printed matter, drawing, silkscreen, photography and typescripts to spatial interventions and installations, including typographic sculpture for built spaces and natural milieus. R2 has taken on significant commissions for a range of cultural and art institutions, as well as public and commercial clients in Portugal, encompassing graphic identity, posters, signage systems, web design and motion projects. The duo’s individual practices also extend to curating, publishing and teaching. Ramalho and Rebelo have received a number of international awards and honours, including the Brno Biennale Grand Prix (CZ), several first awards from the International Society of Typographic Designers (UK) and the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (USA), and the gold prize at the International Poster Triennial, Toyama (JP). Some of their original pieces are also held in international museum collections – Museum für Gestaltung (Zürich, CH), Museum of Modern Art (Toyama, JP), and Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris, FR). Artur Rebelo holds a PhD from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, where he currently teaches Design and Multimedia, while Lizá Ramalho holds a PhD from the Faculty of Fine Arts – University of Barcelona, with a scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal). They are both AGI members since 2007 and co-organised the AGI Congress/Open Porto in 2010.