Nelson Mota

Nelson Mota is Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology. He holds a professional degree in Architecture (1998) and an advanced master in Architecture, Territory and Memory (2006) from the Department of Architecture at University of Coimbra (Portugal) and a PhD (2014) from Delft University of Technology. His doctoral dissertation “An Archaeology of the Ordinary. Rethinking the Architecture of Dwelling from CIAM to Siza” focuses on how vernacular social and spatial practices were accommodated in the discourse and practice of the architecture of dwelling developed from the post-war period to the late 1980s.

He is the author of the book A Arquitectura do Quotidiano (The Architecture of the Everyday) published in 2010, and co-editor of Footprint #17: “The ‘Bread & Butter’ of Architecture: Investigating Everyday Practices” published in 2015, and Joelho #8: “Ideas and Practices for the European City” published in 2017. He has contributed as architecture critic for the magazine C3, and published scholarly articles focused on housing issues and vernacular architecture in journals such as The Journal of Architecture, Volume, DASH,OASE, Footprint, and Site Magazine. He is production editor and member of the editorial board of the academic journal Footprint.

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luís miguel correia, nelson mota, susana constantino

︎Coimbra (PT) / Rotterdam (NL)