Ricardo Camacho

Ricardo Camacho [1979] Degree in Architecture by the Technical Lisbon’s University, holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard University where he has developed research on Luanda with the support of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Luso- American Foundation. Having lived and worked first in Milano, Munich and later in Lisbon, where he co-founded Moov and joined Emit Flesti, he opened in 2005 his own practice in Silves. Among his major projects is CasaGranturismo [Silves, PT], architectural venture with several worldwide recognized architecture practices. Since 2005 he has curated two international seminars on Architecture and Tourism in Algarve and was nominated as Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 in the Algarve. During 2009 integrates the selection commission for “Habitar Portugal 2006/09″ as curator for the South Region and co-creates the platform Multitude for Architecture and Tourism in the Gulf Region. His current research explores in the Algarve the opportunity to turn tourism sensitive areas into operative grounds, rethinking the urban identity of the region and the lifestyles associated with it.