I am a reseArch(itect), an unstoppable over thinker, whose practice rely on the interaction between art/urban research, media representation, critical ar(t)chitectural practices and writing.
My research is both practical and theoretical and is mainly interested in:
. Make public invisible/forgotten structures present in the contemporary urban and rural landscape such as: social and informal dynamics; appropriations in the public space, or hidden flow of historical relations, cultural habits and human actions/emotions – in order to simultaneously claim specific forgotten problematic and to influence/change the perception over specific places.
. Explore anticipatory design strategies towards the experimentation of phenomenological ar(t)chitectural practices & tools that are focused in learn how to see, to interpret, to represent and to interact with the existing relationships, dynamics and specificities present in-between contemporary places, people and time.
Currently, I am an invited assistant at Urban Laboratory in School of Architecture at University of Minho, where I develop with architecture students an on-going research around alternative representation methodologies and critical strategies for urban/rural Portuguese territories.
Additionally, I am a member of Space Transcribers, a network and a platform for territorial representation and speculation, which explores a methodology that is focused in site-specific actions (workshops, walks and exhibitions) that engage closely with places specificities and social dynamics, in a constant quest of contents and processes that can be transcribed into structured narratives.