Miguel Figueira

about the author

Miguel Figueira (Coimbra, 1969), architect (FAUP, Oporto, 1993), won the American Institute of Architects Award (Montreal, 1990), had his first professional experience at atelier Bugio with Pedro Maurício Borges (Lisbon, 1992/93), and attended Taller D’Urbanisme at ETSAB (Barcelona, 1993). He ran an office in Lisbon, between 1993 and 1997, with Pedro Maurício Borges and Paulo Fonseca. Between 1997 and 2002, he was responsible for the technical department of the local administration of the heritage village of Montemor-o-Velho under a national programme for urban degraded areas. Until 2014 he led the municipal urban design office. Today he lives and works at Montemor-o-Velho, teaches at UCP University, and embodies the scientific committee of CEMAR maritime centre. Since 2009 he coordinates the technical studies for CIDADESURF. Awards include: Movimento Milénio Award for Cities, 2011; National Award for Architecture “Alexandre Herculano,” 2003; and an honourable mention in 2014 from Instituto da Habitação e Reabilitação Urbana for his public space interventions at Montemor-o-Velho. His work has been distinguished by the International Association of Art Critics—Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art—AICA 2011 Award.

info & contact


Architect, Montemor-o-Velho, PT


miguel.fgr [AT] gmail.com




(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: epistemic things, graphematic space, installation, technical objects, virtual/virtuality