Joana Couto. Architect. After a short experience of teaching in International University of Figueira da Foz (2006/07) she has been practicing architecture, in co-authorship with Bruno Matos, in their own atelier, JBarquitectura since 2009. She is also member of the [RE]greenproject team (since 2010).
In 2010, she becomes team member of the Architectural Studies research group of CEAA | Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo (FCT RD unit 4041). She was member of the executive board of several international conferences such as Modern Movement Appropriations (Zamora, 2011), Surveys on Vernacular Architecture. Their Significance in 20th Century Architectural Culture (Porto, 2012), On Cinema (Porto, 2013), Dramatic Architectures (Porto, 2014), 20th Century New Towns. Archetypes and Uncertainties (Porto, 2014) or Photography & Modern Architecture (Porto, 2015).
She also has been carrying out work in the field of graphic design of CEAA publications. In 2014-2015 she was a research fellow of the project FCT Southern Modernisms (EXPL/CPCHAT/0191/2013) and currently she is again research fellow of the project MODESCAPES | Modernist Reinventions of the Rural Landscapes (HERA.15.097).