Mara Gama is an independent journalist, specialized in design. She develop curatorial projects and writes about design, architecture and urbanism.
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Independent curator and journalist.
Columnist at Folha de S. Paulo website
As a designer curator and design jury member
Assistant Curator of “My Waste is Your Waste” exhibition in Breda, Holland (2013), and São Paulo (2012)
Member jury of A Casa, Brazilian Design Arts and Crafts Award.
Member jury of Tok Stok Universitário Design Award (2010)
Member jury of Movelsul Design Award (2010)
Member jury of Premio Design Museu da Casa Brasileira (2008)
Member jury of Premio Design Museu da Casa Brasileira (2007)
Member jury of Premio Design Museu da Casa Brasileira (2006)
Curator of the Design Exhibition “Carlos Motta”, Museu da Casa Brasileira, São Paulo (2004)
As a executive member of UOL, internet portal and provider
Quality Content Director (2008-Feb 2011)
Content Ombudsman (two times 2008-2009 and 2009-2010)
Entertainment Manager at UOL (2002-2008)
Creative Manager at UOL (1996-2002)
Information Manager at UOL (1995-1996)
As editor and reporter
Freelancer for brazilian magazines and newspapers (1996-now)
Information Manager at UOL site (1995-1996)
Assistant editor at Folha de S. Paulo newspaper (1995)
Editor and reporter at MTV Brazil (1992-1995)
Freelancer in Rome for brazilian maganizes (1991)
Assistant editor and reporter at Folha de S. Paulo newspaper (1989- 1991)
Reporter at Folha de S. Paulo newspaper (1987 – 1988)
Reporter at Isto É Magazine (1986)
Reporter at Arquitetura e Urbanismo Magazine (1984-1986)
Graduate – Social Communication, 1982-1985, at Pontifícia Universidade Católica, São Paulo, Brazil.
PostGraduate – Graphic Design, 2004, Senac, São Paulo, Brazil.
The 2010 Organization of News Ombudsmen Conference
Expanding ONOs Influence in a Digital Age
Reuters Institute, Oxford University, Oxford, England, May, 2010
The 2009 Organization of News Ombudsmen Conference
Washington, D.C., USA, May, 2009
The User Experience 2007 Conference
Nielsen Norman Group
Barcelona, Spain, November, 2007
Twenty five years of experience in journalism and communication for internet, newspaper, magazine and television.
Experienced in editorial planning, reporting and editing, having led staffs in newsrooms at UOL, the leading online media portal and Internet company in Brazil based on number of unique visitors, page views per month, time spent online per month and number of paying subscribers (more information about UOL can be read at http://sobre.uol.com.br/index_en.jhtm)
At UOL, she participated of the planning, development, launch and maintenance of the Radio UOL, the TV UOL and more than 50 content sites of the portal.
As a independent design journalist and curator, she has been writing on design since the 1980s for newspapers, magazines and exhibitions.
Curator of the Design Exhibition “Carlos Motta”, in 2004, at Museu da Casa Brasileira, São Paulo.
article – Design Sueco – Folha de S. Paulo
article – Design Brasileiro – Sérgio Rodrigues – Folha de S. Paulo
article – Design Brasileiro – Éolo Maia – Vitruvius
Encontros com a Arte Popular – Lina Bo Badi (pannel participant- 6’20)
article Giroflexxxx – exhibition at galeria Vermelho – SP – 2003
article Rafael Assef – Exhibition at galeria Vermelho – SP – 2003