Architect (Escola Superior de Belas Artes do Porto, 1975), MA Philosophy (Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, 2009). Metadisciplinary PhD dissertation in Architecture and Philosophy – [Arquitectura∩Filosofia]: Contribuição para a investigação da Complexidade do Projecto. Modelos Operacionais no Domínio Arquitectura Património Museu (FLUP, 2015). Researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Porto. Founding member of MLAG and current coordinator of research Project Autofocus [af]p. Professional activity as both architect and teacher after 1975 shaped research interests: Architecture and Philosophy, animal and vernacular architecture; analysis of agency in design processes and systems, the ontoepistemological framework and metaphysics of agents in the real world.