Madrid’s Polytechnic University Architecture Superior Technical School (ETSA-UPM). Advanced Studies Diploma in Architectural Design (D.E.A), 2012
Oporto University Architecture Faculty (FAUP) Masters in Planning and Design of the Urban Environment (MPPAU), 2007
Oporto Lusíada University Architecture and Arts School (FAAULP), Degree in Architecture, 1997
Rui Castro is a Ph.D. candidate in the History and Theory of Architecture at the Weitzman School of Design. His research focuses on post-World War II architecture, exploring its intersections with politics, visual arts, performance, and screen arts. With an architectural practice background, he also taught Design Studio at UL Porto, Madrid Polytechnic University, and UCJC Madrid. Rui's research examines the role of spatial, aesthetic, exhibition, and institutional practices in shaping a participatory, critical, and inclusive public sphere.
Rui Morais e Castro, “Disarming Suburbia: Dan Graham’s Two-Way Video-Architectures.” Displacements. An X’cape Journal. 1 (2014), 138 - 143.
Rui Morais e Castro, “Where’s Beauty? The (Dis)agreement of Self and Space,” Venustas, Daniela Buonanno and Dario Esposito, eds., (Naples: CLEAN Edizioni 2010): 42-52.
Rui Morais e Castro, “Cathoptric Instuments. Playing Doubles at the Body Outskirts,” La Construcción del Paisaje, Darío Gazapo and Concepción Lapayese, eds., (Madrid: Mairea Books, 2010): 43-56.
Rui Morais e Castro, “Water Cartographies,” Diseñando infraestructuras desde el Paisaje,” Darío Gazapo and Concepción Lapayese, eds., (Madrid: Mairea Books, 2010): 5-15.
CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS
“Re-Institutionalizing Cultural Imaginaries: The New Venice Biennale 1968-77,” Worlding Art History: Negotiating the Global and the Local Conference, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, March 2018.
“Imagining Other Publics: Dan Graham’s Transparency Re-Inscription in the 1970s,” Off the Record: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa. March 2017.
Andrew W. Mellon Humanities, Urbanism, and Design (H+U+D) “The Inclusive City” Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2020/21
Finalist of University Penn Teaching Prize by Graduate Students, 2020 (130 nominees/ 24 finalists/ 10 Prizes)
Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, University of Pennsylvania Center for Teaching and Learning, 2019/20
Salvatori Award, Italian Studies Department University of Pennsylvania, 2016
TD Bank/CCA Collection Research Grant. Canadian Center for Architecture, 2016