Helder Casal Ribeiro is a Portuguese architect graduated from FAUP in 1992. In the same institution he has obtained also his Ph.D. in Architecture in 2013. Since 1999 he lectures in Design Studio of FAUP and is currently an auxiliary professor and head professor of 1st year Design Studio in Master Course. In the Ph.D Program in Architecture, co-headed courses, with participation of Monique Eleb, Cármen Espegel and Txato Sabater and coordinated FAUP´s Open Courses “100 years of housing” and “Dwelling in Europe”. Since 2020 he is a professor in
“Project Thesis Seminar”, option “Housing Project and Ways of Inhabiting”. Helder Casal Ribeiro is also a visiting professor at Politecnico di Milano in Mantova campus and in ABC Ph.D programme of Leonardo Campus. He develops professional activity since 1992. Has received National Award IHRU 2008_Construction for Social Housing Project in Porto.
Founder of “Fpoetics®_laboratorial hub”, and co-founder of curatorial collective “MATTER. The white conferences”. He is a researcher at CEAU in group “Atlas da Casa” with “Multi-family Dwelling: Theory, Design, Didactics” and
“Transference and Identity” projects, where currently researches the modern condition and its reflexes in the contemporary architectural scene. Currently associated to the research project “SIZA baroque”, funded by public agency that supports scientific research in Portugal (FCT).



Filipe Magalhães (Porto, 1987) graduated in architecture at Faculdade de Arquitectura do Porto. He collaborated with Harry Gugger in Basel and Sanaa in Tokyo. Filipe co-founded Fala in 2013 and is currently a phd researcher at FAUP.
Besides his current teaching positions in Lisbon and Milan, Filipe is regularly invited as a teacher, guest critic and lecturer to various international schools and institutions. Fala’s work has been exhibited and published widely in biennials, single and collective exhibitions and printed media.



Born in Santander(Spain), Eduardo Pesquera González from an early age was determined to become an architect because of his interest in technique and his desire for organization. He moved to the capital in the 80’s to study at the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

After finishing his studies in 1989, he began to collaborate with well-known architectural offices, and in parallel started his own professional studio in Madrid.

In 1994 he obtained the Architecture Scholarship through a public competition for a one-year stay at the Spanish Academy in Rome, which marked the start of his doctoral research on the contemporary operability of the design mechanisms of architecture from the past.

Upon his return from Rome, he obtained the position as Associate Professor of Architectural Projects at the School of Architecture of Madrid, a teaching activity that he combines -as it could not be otherwise in this discipline- with his own office, currently in Cantabria, Madrid and Mexico City. The work of his studio has been awarded prizes on more than 50 occasions, disseminated in exhibitions, magazines and books of international prestige. A work of varied programs with a common denominator: the resolution of issues intervening on complex systems, acting on most occasions in the purposeful update on architectures of the past.



Antje Freiesleben born in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, studied architecture at Hochschule der Künste of Berlin from 1985 to 1993. In 1994 with Johannes Modersohn she founded the Modersohn & Freiesleben studio. Since 1995 she has been a member of the Chamber of Architects of Berlin and from 1998 to 2004 collaborated with the Department of Urban Planning and Design of UDK. She has been an invited professor in various prominent institutions such as the Bauhaus University in Weimar and University of Siegen.



Born in Italy and growing up between the West Indies and East Africa, Paolo Cascone is an AA-trained architect with a Ph.D. at the intersection of environmental engineering and sustainable architecture. He is the founding director of CODESIGNLAB and Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Environmental Design at the University of Westminster in London, where he is also leading research on eco-digital construction and off-grid housing solutions. His work on ecological design and performative architecture has been exhibited and published widely. Paolo is the scientific director of the African Fabbers project recently displayed at the Italian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale of Architecture (May 2021).

Sebastián Irarrázaval

He was taught as an architect in the Universidad Católica in Santiago and the Architectural Association in London. In 1993 he set up his own practice in Santiago. In 1999 he receives the AOA (Architecture Offices Association) award to the most outstanding young architect and was awarded at the Architecture Biennial in Chile. Teaches design studio at the Universidad Católica de Chile since 1994 and has taught as visiting professor in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA, 2007) and the Università IUAV di Venezia (Italy, 2016, 2020). His projects have been published worldwide in specialized magazines, among them: Casabella, Arquitectura Viva, ARQ, and A+U. Practice work has been exhibited locally and abroad. Recent exhibitions include XV Chilean Architectural Biennial, Venice Biennale, Shenzhen and Hong Kong bi-city Biennial where he received the Public Choice Award and the Milan Triennial where he exhibited and ideal city for Africa. Irarrázaval has been awarded twice at the WAVE International Workshop held at IUAV in Venice (Italy, 2014-2015) and has been shortlisted for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (USA, 2016) and the Architecture Swiss Award (Switzerland, 2017). Recently his project 2Y house was chosen among the best 3 projects of the year by Archdaily and his latest project Public Library of Constitución has been granted Merit at the AZ Award (Canada, 2016), Honor at the Wood Design and Building Award (Canada, 2016) and RIBA Award for International Excellence (UK, 2017).  Recently Irarrázaval has been awarded Eeero Saarinen Honorary Lecturer by the Museum of Finish Architecture (Finland, 2017) and Riba International Fellowship by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Roberto Cavallo

Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture where he is currently head of the Section Theory & Territories, chair of the group Architectural Design Crossovers and member of the departmental Research Steering Team. He has been Director of Education for the Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment (BK), Delft University of Technology (TUD) between 2014-2019. He rounded up his PhD at the TUD in 2008, obtained the ius promovendi from the TUD Board of Doctorates in 2017, and is currently supervisor of several PhD candidates as promoter and co-promoter. In 2018 he was elected council member of the EAAE (European Association of Architectural Education), and he is a founding member of the Architectural Research Network ARENA. In 2013 he worked as a senior researcher at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS), at the Faculty of Architecture of Hong Kong University (HKU), and in 2014 at the College of Architecture & Urban Planning (CAUP) of the Beijing Technical University (BJUT). His research contributions and scientific publications are touching upon theory, education and practice ranging from the urban to the architectural project and have good impact in terms of valorisation as well as in terms of number of research projects and initiatives on national and international level. He has an extensive experience in organizing, coordinating and leading international workshops, symposia, conferences and exhibitions, and he is often invited for (keynote) lectures and as member of scientific committees in international academic events in The Netherlands and abroad.

José María Sánchez García

Architect graduated from E.T.S.A.M. Escuela Politecnica de Madrid, 2002 graduation year. International Doctorate. PhD thesis: “The Bath case.”, 2006. Full professor at ETSAM, Escuela Politecnica de Madrid (2008-2020). Invited Professor at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (AAM, 2015-2019), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH ZÜRICH, 2014-2015), Università di Venezia (IUAV, 2015-2016), Universidad de Navarra (UNAV, 2013-2014 and 2019-2020). His work has been awarded and recognized on various occasions, of which it is worth mentioning the First Prize obtained at the BSI SWISS ARCHITECTURAL AWARD in 2014; the First Prize X BIAU Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2010 and 2016, the First Prize of the AR+D Architectural Review for Emerging Architecture in London and the Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard Award of New York in 2009. It is also worth mentioning at the Spanish level, the Honorable Mention of the “Premio de Arquitectura Española 2017”; the First Prize XIII BEAU Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo in 2016; the First Prize Luis Moreno Mansilla, COAM Madrid in 2014 and the First Enor Prize 2014. José María is Honorary Member, International Fellow, of the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA (2017). The work of the studio has a direct relationship with the teaching and research activities carried out in the field of architectural design.

Hervé Dubois

Graduated at l’école d’architecture Paris-Belleville. Since 2015, he is teaching at ENSA Paris-Val de Seine (CPS president since 2018). He is visiting professor at Politecnico di Milano (2013-2020). In 2008-2015 he was teacher at ENSA Marseille. 2002-2008 teacher at ENSA Lille. 2001-2002, invited teacher at Politecnico di Milano. 1998-2002, teacher at ENSA Lille. 1995-1998, associate teacher at ENSA Lille. 1991-1994, assistant at Ecole d’architecture de l’Université de Genève. Since 2015 he is Architecte-conseil de l’état in French Guyane.

Donatella Fioretti

She studied architecture at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice and at the University of Kassel. In 1995, she established a collaboration with Piero Bruno and José Gutierrez Marquez in Berlin and Lugano. The office’s projects are mainly resulting of successful competitions. Focus of their work are libraries, museums, kindergartens, schools, universities and housing. Some buildings are realized in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. “Bruno Fioretti Marquez” has won awards for design excellence, among them the German Architecture Prize, the DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany, the Hugo Häring Prize, the BDA Prize Berlin, the Detail Special Award, the German Brick Award. Teaching and participation in workshops, seminars, lectures and juries in Germany and abroad. From 2004 until 2008 Donatella Fioretti was an invited professor, between 2011 and 2017 she held a full professorship, both at TU Berlin. In 2018 she was appointed to the chair of Baukunst at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.