Fatima Durkee is the director and co-founder of Passa Ao Futuro. Her professional background was in urban design and business development. With a concentration on cross-disciplinary projects between, architecture, design, sustainability, craftsmanship and social science. At the core of her work is the study of complex systems and the constant drive for a harmonious relationship between humans and the earth. She has worked in New York, Mexico City and Lisbon. She co-founded Passa Ao Futuro in 2016 along with Astrid Suzano, as a means to document, preserve, promote and activate the rich cultural heritage of Portuguese crafts.