ALEXANDRE CASTRO is the current president of Cooperativa Integral Minga. As part of the cooperative, he has also run a software and design studio inside Minga since 2016. With a formal education in communication design and long-term informal training in software development, he is now taking on the challenge of being part of the management group at Minga, and applying his experience with systems thinking and design project methodologies.
His former pursuits included working as a designer at Barbara Says Design Studio, teaching at the university ESAD.cr (Escola Superior de Artes e Design das Caldas da Rainha), and running a maker space in Caldas da Rainha. Around 20 years ago, he co-founded punkPT, which for a few years was the main source of information on the punk scene in Portugal. Alexandre enjoys amateur woodworking in his free time.