Geraldo Pina, better known as Marinho de Pina, is currently attending a PhD program at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), focusing on city planning in the Guinea-Bissauan capital Bissau. He researches Guinea-Bissauan architecture and has a master’s degree in vernacular architecture and clay building. He is also a performing artist and a writer. Since 2016 he has been working in the public management of AJASS, a social organization in Sonaco, which aims to improve the quality of local education, to fight against female genital mutilation and HIV/AIDS, and to stop ecological destruction like deforestation.
As of January 2019