Nelson Mota is Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology. He holds a professional degree in Architecture (1998) and an advanced master on Architecture, Territory and Memory (2006) from the Department of Architecture at University of Coimbra (Portugal) and a PhD (2014) from Delft University of Technology. His doctoral dissertation “An Archaeology of the Ordinary. Rethinking the Architecture of Dwelling from CIAM to Siza” focuses on the relationship between vernacular social and spatial practices and the architecture of dwelling. Nelson is a founding partner of the architectural office comoco arquitectos, winner of the Portuguese National Prize for Architecture in Wood in 2013. He is the author of the book A Arquitectura do Quotidiano (The Architecture of the Everyday) published in 2010, and co-editor of Footprint #17: “The ‘Bread & Butter’ of Architecture: Investigating Everyday Practices” published in 2015, and Joelho #8: “Ideas and Practices for the European City” published in 2017. He is a regular architecture critic for the magazine C3, and has published scholarly articles focused on housing issues and vernacular architecture in journals such as The Journal of Architecture, Volume, DASH, OASE, Footprint, and Site Magazine. He is production editor and member of the editorial board of the academic journal Footprint.