|Name:||José Pedro Ovelheiro Marques de Sousa|
Interested in exploring new conceptual and material opportunities emerging from the use of advanced digital design and manufacturing technologies, he has developed, since 1999, an intensive activity merging the realms of practice, research and teaching.
In the past, he taught in Barcelona at ESARQ-UIC and at IAAC. Currently he is invited auxiliary professor at FAUP (University of Porto) and at DArq (University of Coimbra). In the scope of his PhD he was a Special Student at MIT and a Visiting Scholar at U.Pennsylvania. In 2009 he received the Young Research Award of the Technical University of Lisbon. Witing regularly, he founded and edited the Digital Technology section of the Arquitectura e Vida magazine from 2005 to 2007.
Professionaly he was co-founder of ReD Research+Design studio, based in Porto and Barcelona. With completed projects in Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Italy and Austria, the ReD's work has been presented regularly in international conferences, exhibitions and publications, and was winner of several prizes like the FEIDAD '05, OutrosMercadus '06 and NEOTEC in 2007. Since 2009 he has developed an independent practice and he is co-promoter of the OPO'Lab project in the city of Porto.