Social designer and activist Susana António combines design with traditional knowledge and social innovation to create impact in the lives of local communities in Portugal and abroad. In 2013 she founded the Fermenta NGO to promote the social and cultural valorization of local communities and organizations, through responsible design. A Avó Veio Trabalhar, a creative hub for elders aged 60 and above, is an outstanding example of one of these community organizations. Susana has worked with several important Portuguese entities, such as Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Cascais City Hall, Lisbon City Hall, Chapitô, Experimentadesign, Santa Casa Misericórdia, Beta-i, Thinkpublic Service Design Agency, Service Design Lab, IDROPS, European Develop Institute, and Sonae, among others. She is a guest assistant professor at the Escola Superior de Artes e Design of Politécnico de Leiria, where she teaches Human Factors.