Tiago Castela


Biography

Tiago Castela is a historian of architecture and spatial planning, as well as an architect. He teaches and does research on the theory and history of the political dimension of architecture and spatial planning, with a focus on Portugal and southern Africa in the Twentieth Century. In 2011 he completed a PhD in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. His outside fields of study were Urban Geography and Global Planning Knowledge. He holds a professional degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is an Assistant Researcher at the Center for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the exploratory research project "Regulating the Colonial Rural", and was the PI for the exploratory project "Urban Aspirations in Colonial/Postcolonial Mozambique". He was also task coordinator for two different research projects within the field of housing studies. At Coimbra, he teaches doctoral seminars for the PhD in Architecture, as well as for the CES PhD programs in Postcolonialisms & Global Citizenship and in Cities & Urban Cultures. He is also part of the faculty of the College of Arts. During his doctoral studies, he taught at Berkeley and at the Higher School of Arts and Design at Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. He lives in Porto, and has a 4-year-old daughter.


Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Castela, Tiago (2019), Cidadania Proprietária e Emergência da Financeirização da Habitação em Portugal Após 1968, in Ana Cordeiro Santos (org.), A Nova Questão da Habitação em Portugal: Uma Abordagem de Economia Política. Coimbra: Conjuntura Actual Editora, 259-274

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Book Chapter

Castela, Tiago; Bandeirinha, José António; Alves, Joana Gouveia; Lebre, Rui Aristides (2018), O Fundo de Fomento da Habitação de 1969 a 1982: ordenamento, alternativas e mercado, in Ricardo Agarez (org.), Habitação: cem anos de políticas públicas em Portugal, 1918-2018. Lisboa: Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda, 234-279

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Article in Scientific journal

Castela, Tiago (2018), "O Espaço-tempo do Refúgio Forçado: Os Aldeamentos Coloniais na Formação do Estado?", Biblos, 4, 13-30

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