Álvaro Domingues (1959) is a Geographer, PhD in Human Geography and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, FAUP, in integrated master’s and doctoral courses. Collaborator of Porto 2001, European Capital of Culture, 1999-2000. Researcher at CEAU-FAUP, FAUP Center for Architecture and Urbanism Studies. Professor of the PhD course Architecture of the Contemporary Metropolitan Territories of ISCTE, Lisbon, and the Master of Architecture of the University of Minho. Professor of the Summer Courses of Serralves Foundation 2005-2008. Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 2006, and at the University of Granada in 2005.