José Capela earned his Ph.D. with the dissertation Conceptually operating in art.
Conceptually operating in architecture. Since 2000, he’s a lecturer at the University of Minho, where he teaches architecture and theatre and is part of the Lab2PT.
He was one of the commissioners of the 2010’s Lisbon Architecture Triennale.
In 2003, he founded with Jorge Andrade the company mala voadora (flying trunk), where he works as an artistic co-director and set designer.
Currently, he is developing set design projects for the National Ballet Company and the São Carlos National Theatre.
He is the chairman of the Portuguese Set Design Association. He regularly writes about architecture and set design.
In 2013, he published Ways of Doing Nothing. He received the 2016’s SPA Authors prize for best set design work with Pirandello.(...)