University of Minho
School of Architecture

João Cabeleira is an Architect and Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Minho (EAUM), being responsible for the courses of Geometry and Seminar 1C (History and Ucronia). Currently he is the director of the architecture master degree, coordinator of the research group spacer_Lab2pt, member of the scientific council and of the pedagogical council of the EAUM. Holding a degree in Architecture (2002) and a Master degree in Methodologies of Intervention on the Architectural Heritage (2006), both granted by the Architecture Faculty of the University of Porto (FAUP), he concluded his PhD, at EAUM (2015), with the research entitled “Imaginary Architecture: Real and illusory space in Portuguese baroque”.  Related to his pedagogical and research activity, organized exhibitions, workshops, participated on the organizing committee and scientific committees, presenting communications and publishing into national and international conferences and journals. Currently he is involved in the research group on Architecture and Urbanism of the ProChild CoLAB – a Portuguese nationwide consortium with a transdisciplinary approach dedicated to combating poverty and social exclusion in children from 0 to 10 years old.

Publications (selection):

Barros, M.J.; Faria, M.; Tavares, J. (2017). “Pincelando a música… projeto em uníssono” in Revista CEI nº110 (Janeiro/Abril 2017).

Cabeleira, J (2010) Por entre Jogos geométricos no processo de projecto. In À Procura de Renovações de Estratégias e de Narrativas sobre Educação Artística. Porto: GESTO Cooperativa Cultural, CRL, 2010. p.29-37.

Cabeleira, J (2011) Inácio Vieira: Optics and Perspective. Instruments towards a sensitive space. In: Nexus Network Journal, Architecture and Mathematics. Turim: Kim Williams Books, Birkhäuser, Vol. 13. Nº. 2, 2011. p.315-335

Cabeleira, J (2011)Experiencing architecture through baroque image: Gonçalves Sena, painted architecture as architectural space. In: The International Journal of the Image. Champaign, Illinois, USA: Common Ground Publishing LLC, Vol. I, 2011. p.119-134.

Cabeleira, J (2012)Optical architecture. Interplay between perspective and space design. In: Nexus Ph.D. Day Relations between Architecture and Mathematics. Milan: McGraw-Hill, 2012. p.137-142

Cabeleira, J (2015) Codificar o Infinito. Concepção gráfica e arquitectónica do cosmos. In: Cadernos Mateus DOC VII I– Infinito. Vila Real: Instituto Internacional Casa de Mateus, 2015. p.101-116.

Cabeleira, J.; Xavier, J. (2016) Projecting Quadratura image. Euclidean propositions and common practices at painter’s workshop. In: Nexus Network Journal, Architecture and Mathematics. Turim: Kim Williams Books, Birkhäuser, Vol. 18. Nº. 2, 2016. p. 651-668.

Xavier, J.; Cabeleira, J. (2016) Scenography. Theoretical speculation and practical application through perspective teaching in Portuguese Jesuit colleges.” In AA.VV. Prospettive Architettoniche. Conservazione digitale, divulgazione e studio. Roma: Sapienza universitá editrice, Volume II, Tomo I, 2016. p.119-134.

University courses and seminars:


Architectural History II

Seminar 1C_ History & Ucronia

Research Laboratory