Margarida Waco is a Cabindan-Danish architect whose practice mobilises architecture, ecology and politics through design, research, exhibitions, pedagogy, and writing. She holds an MA in Architecture from the Royal Danish Academy alongside a diploma in Sustainable Development from Sciences Po Paris and Journalism from Roskilde University. Margarida is an Associate Lecturer at the Royal College of Art in London where she directs and teaches Architectural Design Studio 8: Afterlives, as well as an advisor to The Funambulist, a bimestrial publication dedicated to the politics of space and bodies, where she served as Head of Strategic Outreach and Contributing Editor between 2018-2021.
She has previously held positions as researcher at the Royal Danish Academy, as curator at the Aarhus Architecture Festival, and as a practicing architect operating from offices in Paris, Copenhagen, and Stockholm. Her work has been exhibited and presented at La Biennale Architettura 2023, Palais de Tokyo (2022), Malmö Art Museum (2022), Nyansapo Afrofeminist Festival (2022), Chicago Architecture Biennial (2019), and the Royal Danish Academy (2019). Moreover, her writing has appeared in journals and outlets such as Afterall, Ellipses Journal of Creative Research, Archive of Forgetfulness, The Funambulist, arcspace.com, among others, and she is the co-author of Informal Horizons (Royal Danish Academy, 2019) and co-editor of The Funambulist Issue 32 ‘Pan-Africanism’ (The Funambulist, 2020).