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. Grancho will start a MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE fellowship in the University of Copenhagen next 2021. His main projects are “The New Silk Road. China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Context”, International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden, Holland. (Researcher) and “Asia on the move: two-way Processes, Data and Legacy of Architecture and Urbanism from former Portuguese Colonial Territories in South Asia”, DINÂMIA’CET- Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon, Portugal (Head researcher). Email: ngrancho@hotmail.com