Emanuel de Sousa is an architect, and graduated from Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto (FAUP) in Portugal, Technische Universiteit in Delft, and the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. He has worked at Steven Ehrlich Architects in Los Angeles, Eisenman Architects in New York, and José Manuel Carvalho Araújo in Portugal. He has taught Urban Planning at FAUP and History and Theory Studies at the Architectural Association. He is the recipient of Jovens Criadores Award (2000), Ricardo G. Spratley Award (2004), Eng. Antonio de Almeida Foundation Scholarship (2005), Europan 09 Award (2008), and the AA/CCA Centre Canadien D’Architecture Research Grant (2010). Emanuel is currently completing his PhD at Architectural Association, supported by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Portugal – entitled Heterotopia: Reframing Spatial Practices and Boundaries, 1960 – present. He is co-editor of Propositions: Ideology in Transparency (AA PhD Programme, 2010). He also develops research in theatre, performance art and scenography, and is the artistic director of Ponto Teatro in Portugal.