Nuno Grancho


Nuno Grancho is an architectural historian and theorist who works at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, material culture and colonial practices and its relationship with the transatlantic world and (post)colonial Asia. His research examines how architectures and cities of struggle have shaped the modernity of South Asia. He is interested in how architecture and urbanism are conceived as a medium, and how this conception informs the legitimation of architecture and urbanism as social and cultural practices. Since 2021, he has been a Visiting Researcher at the Royal Danish Academy – School of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen. Since 2021, he has been a Postdoctoral Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the Centre for Privacy Studies, University of Copenhagen. Grancho’s research project entitled “Privacy on the move: two-way Processes, Data and Legacy of Danish metropolitan and colonial Architecture and Urbanism” ( ) is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020.