Luiza Prado de O. Martins is an artist, writer, and researcher whose work examines themes around reproduction, herbal medicine, coloniality, gender, and race. In her doctoral dissertation she approaches the control over fertility and reproduction as a foundational biopolitical gesture for the establishment of the colonial/modern gender system, theorizing the emergence of “technoecologies of birth control” as a framework for resisting, disrupting, and troubling colonial domination. Her ongoing artistic research project, “A Topography of Excesses”, looks into encounters between human and plant beings in herbal medicine through the lenses of radical care. She is part of the curatorial board of transmediale 2021 and an assistant professor and vice-director of the Centre for Other Worlds at the Lusófona University in Lisbon. She is a founding member of Decolonising Design.