Universidade Lusófona

João Borges da Cunha

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João Borges da Cunha (Lisbon, 1973) holds a Ph.D. in Culture Studies from the Catholic University of Portugal, and a Degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon. His doctoral dissertation, entitled «Representation, immersion and interiors: Cultures of Space in To the Lighthouse and Buddenbrooks», provides a comparative reading of two emblematic novels of the 20th century, regarding their spatial, architectural and cultural backdrop. He is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Universidade Lusófona of Humanities and Technologies in Lisbon, where he has been teaching Theories of Space, Anthropology of Space, Visual Culture and Geometry. He’s been a speaker at several international conferences on representation, culture, architecture, space, narrative and fiction, with published papers on the subjects. He is a researcher at CECC-UCP. He is also a writer of fiction, having been awarded with the Branquinho da Fonseca, Expresso/ Gulbenkian Foundation Literary Prize, to his novella Amor de Miraflores.


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