Nuno Tavares da Costa is an architect and a researcher. He studied Architecture at FA-UTL and holds a PhD in Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories from ISCTE-IUL, with a thesis on the genealogy of Paulo Mendes da Rocha’s reasoning, elaborated through the study of the National Carriage Museum in Lisbon. He is an integrated researcher at DIN MIA’CET-IUL. Researcher of “The Grand Projects: architectural and urbanistic operations after the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition” (2018-21). His main research interest lies in architecture as a process, from the social revolutions forward, with a focus on Europe and Brazil, addressing the relations between architecture practice and urban planning with questions such as consciousness (ethics), resistance and intellectual disobedience, as critical and political motivations for the construction and transformation of societies.