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Nuno Grancho

Integrated Researcher

research interests

Theory; History and Criticism of architecture and urbanism. Architecture and Urbanism in former European Colonial Territories.UNESCO World Heritage.

Short Bio

Nuno Grancho is an architect, an urban planner and an architectural historian and theorist who works at the intersection of architecture, planning, material culture and colonial practices and its relationship with the transatlantic world and (post)colonial Asia, from the early 16th century up to the present days.


Within this field, his research projects are focused on questions of human and material agency, the epistemology and geopolitics of architecture and urbanism as a technique of social intervention.


Grancho holds a Ph.D. in Architecture and Urbanism, University Coimbra. In 2014/15, Grancho was a Visiting Researcher, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University London.


Grancho was architect for Douro World Heritage UNESCO.Since 2017.


Grancho is a Researcher at DINÂMIA'CET- IUL.

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