Filipa Malva is a scenographer and architect. She has a doctorate degree in Art Studies/Theatre from the University of Coimbra and a masters in Performance Space from the University of Kent, UK. She is a freelance set and costume designer working with several theatre and music groups around the Coimbra district, such as O Teatrão, Trincheira Teatro e Casa da Esquina. She also teaches regularly at the Art Studies course at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Coimbra. She is a founding member of the APCEN - Portuguese Association of Scenography and currently a recipient of a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Foundation for Science and Technology. She is a full-time researcher at INET-md’s Dance Studies Group.