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 group spacer_Lab2pt, member of the cientific 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” which looked into architecture and perspective treatises searching for intersections between projective science and architectural design.
Related to his pedagogical and research activity, organized exhibitions_"Cabinet de Curiosités" and “A+D 15/16”_ workshops_“Espaço dobrado”_ participated on the organizing committee_"Common Places Architecture" (2008) and "1st International Meeting EAHN" (2010)_ scientific committees_“A língua que habitamos”_ presented communications_“Le Modulor: Experiencing measure” (Guimarães, 2008); “Realidade e Ilusão. A dimensão arquitectónica na Quadratura de Gonçalves Sena.” (Santarém, 2011); “Espaços de Representação do Espaço. O engano do olhar e a transformação do concreto” (Vila Real, 2012); “Codificar o Infinito. Concepção gráfica e arquitectónica do cosmos.” (Vila Real, 2014); “Scenografia. Speculazione teorica e l'applicazione pratica della prospettiva nei collegi gesuiti portoghesi” (Milano, 2015)_ and published_“Inácio Vieira: Optics and Perspective. Instruments towards a sensitive space” (Nexus Network Journal, 2011); “Experiencing architecture through baroque image: Gonçalves Sena, painted architecture as architectural space.” (The International Journal of the Image, 2011); “Espaço e imagem, Abstracção e materialização. Dois exercícios de investigação em geometria” (II Encontro Internacional Sobre Educação Artística. 2013); “A reflexão patrimonial no contexto de formação em arquitectura”. (JOELHO, 2015); “Projecting Quadratura image. Euclidean propositions and common practices at painter’s workshop” (Nexus Network Journal, 2016_with João Pedro Xavier); “Ciência perspéctica e imaginário arquitectónico, de Roma para a província portuguesa.” (Convocarte, 2016); “Amplifying reality through Quadratura. Contrappunto among corporeal and visual space.” (Proceedings of the 2nd International Multidisciplinary Congress, 2016).