MPhil Architecture and Urbanism, University of Coimbra, Portugal
MPhil Planning and Urban Design, University of Porto, Portugal
PhD Architecture and Urbanism, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Nuno Grancho is an architect, an urban planner and 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 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. He is particularly interested in how architecture and urbanism are conceived as a medium and how this conception legitimises architecture and urbanism as social and cultural practices.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 has held a PhD in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Coimbra since 2017. In 2014, he was a Visiting Researcher at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Since 2017, he has been a Postdoctoral researcher at DINÂMIA’CET- Iscte, University Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal. Since 2021, he has been a Visiting Researcher at the Royal Danish Academy – School of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen, Denmark. Since 2021, he has taught at the Royal Danish Academy – School of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen, Denmark.Since 2021, he has been a Postdoctoral researcher and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the Centre for Privacy Studies, University of Copenhagen. Grancho’s research project (https://teol.ku.dk/privacy/indiabridge/) 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. Grancho’s research project aims to produce an understanding of how historical notions of privacy in Danish architecture and urbanism since the 17th century have been a bilateral mechanism between the West and the East.