Mariana Pestana is a London based, Portuguese architect and curator. She co-founded the collective The Decorators, with whom she developed spatial interventions and performative situations in the public realm, with the aim to test alternative futures for specific places and people. She lectured spatial design at Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Arts, and Design Interactions at the Royal College of Arts. Mariana recently curated the exhibition The Real and Other Fictions for Close, Closer, Lisbon Architecture Triennale and This Time Tomorrow for the V&A at the World Economic Forum. She currently works as a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and is developing a PhD at the Bartlett School of Architecture, about the ways in which spatial design can enact alternative possible worlds and induce social change.