Eduardo Côrte-Real graduated in Architecture in 1984 and started to teach ‘Drawing’ at the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa in that same year. After having done research periods in Italy and England, namely at the Gabinetto Disegni and Stampi degli Uffizi in Florence, and The RIBA Drawings Collection in London, Côrte-Real got his doctoral degree in 1999. In 2001, he published the Book “O Triunfo da Virtude, As Origens do Desenho Arquitectónico” [The Triumph of Virtue, The Origins of the Architectural Drawing], Lisboa: Livros Horizonte. Since the year 2000, he has been affiliated to IADE´s Design School where he works as a professor, as a researcher, and is responsible for several governing positions. IADE is a university school with 1200 design and visual culture students (which includes both undergraduates and masters), and is considered to be the oldest, biggest and most important design school in Portugal. In the past seven years Côrte-Real conducted the Bologna Reform in the school; founded a research unit funded since 2003 by the Portuguese State Scientific Foundation, FCT; published several articles on art and design in peer reviewed Portuguese and International journals; as well as organized and co-chaired three major research conferences, of which include the most recent Design Research Society Conference: “Wonderground” in November 2006. He is the chief editor of the online research journal “The (radical) Designist”, ThRaD www.iade.pt/designist, as well as an elected member of the DRS Council and a member by invitation of CURE, a special working group for research within Cumulus - the international network of Art, Design and Media Schools. Côrte-Real is currently IADE´s Design School Scientific Board President, in which he coordinates the Design and Visual Culture Masters Course, the Scientific Area of Communication and Representation, and teaches ‘Drawing’ to freshmen students. He is also the head researcher of a biannual research project on drawing and design in the second half of the Twentieth Century, funded by FCT.