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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.
His research examines how architectures and cities of struggle have shaped the modernity of South Asia.
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.
He holds a Ph.D. in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Coimbra since 2017.
In 2014, he was a Visiting Researcher in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Since 2017, he is a Postdoctoral researcher at DINÂMIA'CET- University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon, Portugal.
Since 2021, he is a Visiting Researcher of the School of Architecture, Institute of Architecture and Design, Royal Danish Academy, Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2021.
Since 2021, he teaches at the School of Architecture, Institute of Architecture and Design, Royal Danish Academy, Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen.
Since 2021, he is a Postdoctoral researcher and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the Centre for Privacy Studies, University of Copenhagen. Grancho research project entitled “Privacy on the move: two-way Processes, Data and Legacy of Danish metropolitan and colonial Architecture and Urbanism” (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/895924) is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020. Grancho research project aims to produce an understanding of how historical notions of privacy in Danish architecture and urbanism since the 17th century are a bilateral mechanism between West and East.