Tiago Mota Saraiva holds a degree in architecture with a specialization in architecture, territory and memory. Since 1995, he has worked in several offices in Lisbon, Rome and Vicenza, and he has held the position of invited assistant professor at Universidade Moderna (2007) and at FAUTL (2007-2008). He has been the effective member of the Architects National Association since 2001 where he has been part of the national executive board (2003-07) and national treasurer (2005-2007). He has been a member of the organizing committee of the Portuguese National Architecture since 2003 and curator, in between others, of the International Celebration of Cities Competition, organized within the scope of UIA. He was the Portuguese delegate to the International Union of Architects Congress of 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Currently, he is managing partner at ateliermob, president of working with the 99% cooperative, board member of SOU Largo Residências Cooperative and board member of the European Association Re:Kreators. He writes a weekly opinion column in i (daily newspaper) and a monthly opinion column in Dia15 (monthly newspaper). He is a member of the editorial board of Le Monde Diplomatique – Portuguese Version and he is the external adviser of Lisbon City Council for the implementation of the Agenda 21 for Culture held by the UCLG.