Lecture Series: Paulo Martins Barata
Paulo Martins Barata, Partner, Promontorio
Paulo Martins Barata was born in Lisbon, received a M.Arch from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical U. Lisbon, in 1988, an MBA from the U. Edinburgh in 1991, a Ph.D. from the ETH Zürich, in 2000, and was Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, in New York. He published extensively on architectural theory and criticism, among others, in Arquitectura Viva, Lotus International, Prototypo, Architecture Research Quarterly and in Daidalos, in the latter serving as member of the editorial board. He was Cass Gilbert Visiting Faculty at the University of Minnesota and Visiting Critic at the University of Texas at Austin.
He co-curated the Prototypo Seminar in Architecture, held under the auspices of Porto 2001, European Capital of Culture. In addition, he was chief-curator of the seminar Hard Lead, under the auspices of the 2004 National Year of Architecture and served as President of the Jury of the National Architecture Award (Secil) 2004 Universities, and in 2006, as jury member for the National Award of Bulgaria. In 2010, he curated the International Seminar of the Lisbon Architecture Triennial. Between 2005 and 2010, he served as a Member of the National Board of the Portuguese Order of Architects. In Graz, in 2003, Dr. Martins Barata was appointed a Member of the ECP (European Cultural Parliament).