Paulo Moreira is a Porto-based architect and researcher. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto (Portugal), having studied also at the Accademia di architettura (Mendrisio, Switzerland). He received his doctorate from London Metropolitan University (supervised by Dr. Ines Weizman). Moreira is the co-coordinator of The Chicala Observatory (Agostinho Neto University, Angola) and a post-doctoral fellow in the research project Africa Habitat, coordinated by the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon, funded by FCT and AKDN. Moreira authored chapters in academic journals and edited independent publications on informal neighborhoods. He participated in La Biennale di Venezia (2014, 2016, 2021), Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2007, 2013), Oslo Architecture Triennale (2016, 2019). He was awarded several grants and prizes, including: Prize for Social Entrepreneurship (London Met, 2009) and Noel Hill Travel Award (American Institute of Architects - UK Chapter, 2009). Moreira was a finalist in the RIBA President’s Award for Research 2019, Cities & Community category, and was awarded one of the 2021 Grants to Individuals by the Graham Foundation.