Ricardo Costa Agarez
Ricardo Costa Agarez is an architect (Dip. 1996) and architectural historian (MPhil 2004, PhD 2013, RIBA President’s Award for Research) specialised in the history and theory of nineteenth- and twentieth- century cities and buildings, having written on national and regional identities, dissemination and circulation phenomena, housing and public architecture, and the architectural culture in bureaucracy. The Giles Worsley Fellow of the British School at Rome (British Academy) in 2014, he was FWO Pegasus Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Ghent University in 2015. His latest book, Algarve Building: Modernism, Regionalism and Architecture in the South of Portugal, 1925 – 1965 (Routledge, 2016), stems from his PhD research at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Dr. Agarez is currently a post-doctoral researcher at KU Leuven, Department of Architecture, where he is coordinating, with Rajesh Heynickx and Fredie Floré, the international Scientific Research Network ‘Texts ≈ Buildings: Dissecting Transpositions in Architectural Knowledge’.