Mr. João de Souza Leite



João de Souza Leite holds a bachelor’s degree in Design from Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial / UERJ (1974), a master’s degree in Comunication and Culture from ECO/UFRJ (1999) and a doctorate degree in Social Sciences from the Social Sciences Postgraduate Program at IFCH/UERJ  (2006). He is a professor at ESDI, Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial, in the State University of Rio de Janeiro and also at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. For many years, he worked as a consultant at IPHAN, the Brazilian National Heritage Institute. Experienced in such areas as Design and Design Education, he is a researcher on graphic and editorial design issues, design management, design history and design epistemology and cognition. He is also a writer, a lecturer and a curator of design exhibitions.