Lancaster University
United Kingdom
Eindhoven University of Technology The Netherlands
Copenhagen Business School Denmark
University of Milan
The Portuguese Catholic University Portugal
University of Aveiro
Philips Research
The Netherlands



Joao Mota   

Dr. João A. Mota Holds a Fine Arts degree (painting) from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon,
a Masters degree in Visual Studies (photography) at the Visual Studies Workshop – State University of New York,
and a PhD degree in Design from University of Aveiro (advisor: James S. Ackerman - Graduate School of Design - Harvard University; co-advisor João Cabral – Environment and Planning Department – University of Aveiro.)

Taught design courses at NYU (New York University 1995), GSD (Graduate School of Design – Harvard University 1995 – 2000), University of Aveiro (partime 1996 -2000), Since 2000 teaches fulltime at UA (University of Aveiro).

He is member of the Portuguese Research Institute of Design, Media and Culture (ID+). Current research interests cross: Strategic Design (deep programmatic changes / knowledge transfer); Visual studies (Photography, Drawing: Non commercial images for the city / Non commercial images set within the architectural and the urban space); Art Criticism. hobbies: ocean and coastal Sailing.