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Jorge Figueira

He is a graduate in Architecture who obtained his degree at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (1992) and later his Doctorate in Architecture in 2009 from the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra, specialising in Theory and History. He is Auxiliary Professor at the Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra where he teaches in the doctoral program in architecture. He is Coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Art Criticism and Architecture at the College of Arts of the University of Coimbra. He is also a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies.

He is author of the following books: Escola do Porto: Um Mapa Crítico [“School of Porto: A Critical Map”], Coimbra, e|d|arq, 2002; Agora que está tudo a mudar - Arquitectura em Portugal [“Now everything is changing – Architecture in Portugal”], Caleidoscópio, 2005; A Noite em Arquitectura [“Night in Architecture”], Relógio d´Água, 2007; and “Álvaro Siza. Modern Redux”, Hatje Cantz, 2008 (editor). He has also worked as commissioner of such architectural expositions as: Europa, arquitectura portuguesa em emissão [“Europe, the broadcast of Portuguese architecture”], Portugal’s exhibit at the Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa 2007 (co-commissioner) and the exposition, “Álvaro Siza. Modern Redux”, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil, 2008. He is a contributor to the newspaper Público in the area of architectural criticism and has had his texts published in national and international scientific journals.