Nelson Mota is Assistant 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’s thematic issue “The ‘Bread & Butter’ of Architecture: Investigating Everyday Practices” published in 2015. He regularly contributes review articles to architecture magazines, essays to academic journals, and papers to conferences. Since 2013 Nelson collaborates as guest scholar with The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design. He is production editor and member of the editorial board of the academic journal Footprint.