João Palla Martins got is BA Degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture – Technical University of Lisbon (1995). Master’s in Design and Visual Culture at IADE (2006). Obtained a PhD in Art Sciences from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon as a fellow of the Foundation for Science and Technology (2012). He is one of the founding members of the Architects without Borders Portugal – ASFP. And he occasionally participates in art exhibitions, especially doing installation artworks. Currently he is carrying out a photographic research work on Luso-descendants in Southeast Asia.