Interview with Ana Torrão

We believe that the History of Women in Architecture is also made up of those who entered the course and who, for different reasons, did not finish it. These narratives are significant in the construction of a broader disciplinary framework because they bring experiences that are often not considered. Today we interviewed Ana Torrão, who, in the early 1980s, studied at ESBAP and then ESBAL schools and who, for personal reasons, did not finish graduation. We hear about her personal and academic path and motivations.

We thank Ana for her availability. We hope to meet soon!

V ICAG | Action! congress presented at the Seminar "Research in Feminist Design, Architecture and Urbanism"

The V International Congress in Arcihtecture and Gender | ACTION!, that will take place in April 2021, was presented by Patricia Santos Pedrosa in the 6th session of the Seminar FI. Research in Feminist Design, Architecture and Urbanism, invited by professor and architect Inés Moisset. The call for papers is still open!

"Urbanism with a Gender Perspective", a session of Corações com Coroa

As part of the "Cidade que abraça" (City that embraces) cycle, the association Corações com Coroa dedicated a session to the theme "Urbanism with Gender Perspective". The virtual conversation was moderated by Patrícia Santos Pedrosa, with Adriana Souza (Brazil) and Blanca Valdivia Gutiérrez (Col-Lectiu Punt6 de Barcelona). This project results from a partnership with Coletivo Zebra, Inland Norway University of Life Sciences, Norway’s Institute of Transport Economics and Corações Com Coroa, and is part of the project “Co-Lab Walk My City Free”. The project is co-financed by the EEA Grants, through its bilateral relations fund.

Lecture on Historiographies and Strategies at UFBA, Brazil

On September 23, 2020, the IR of the research project W@ARCH.PT, Patricia Santos Pedrosa, taught a virtual class at the Faculty of Architecture of the Federal University of Bahia, entitled "Historiographies, Critical Views and Strategies: Reflections from a Situated Investigation". The session was shared with professor Silvana Rubino (UNICAMP), at the invitation of Ana Carolina de Souza Bierrenbach, José Carlos Huapaya Espinoza and Juliana Cardoso Nery, coordinators of the discipline “Historiography and Criticism of Modern Architecture” of the Graduate Program in Architecture and Urbanism.


Interview with the architect Teresa Fonseca

Today was a very exciting moment in the research project. We talked to architect and teacher Teresa Fonseca about her personal, academic (ESBAP) and professional career. In this session dedicated to the project, part of the interview became a class on her built works and the process of project practice. We will dedicate an upcoming interview to the teaching of architecture.

We thank architect Teresa for her kindness and care in preparing the interview. We will meet soon!

Vídeo of the Summer School "Cities and Gender"

Between September 18th and 20th, 2019, in Lisbon, the Summer School “Cities and Gender: Perspectives and Strategies” allowed us to talk, walk and discuss, collectively, about Cities and Gender. The three intense days were accompanied by national and international experts and an enthusiastic group of participants!
The final vídeo summarizes a little of what happened and what we were!
We thank all the people and institutions involved.

Organization | Mulheres na Arquitectura, W@ARCH.PT and Um Género de Escola! (MA, BIP/ZIP)
Funding | CIG – Portuguese Government Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality, FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology and Programa BIP/ZIP Lisboa
Support | Lisbon City Council, CIUL - Lisbon Urban Information Center and CIEG – Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies (ISCSP-ULisboa)
Direction and Prodution of the vídeo | José Nuno Pereira and María Contreras

Interview with the architect Ana Cunha

Today we interviewed the architect Ana Cunha and we talked about her personal, academic and professional career. She has worked with several City Councils in the central region of the country and she develops projects that promote quality of life - housing and public space - in the interior of Portugal.

We thank architect Ana for the availability. We hope to meet soon!

Interview with the architect Marlene Marques

We returned to the interviews after the holiday period!

Due to pandemic circumstances, we inaugurated the virtual format that guarantees both the possibility of interviews throughout the national territory and the respect for security measures. This fundamental part of the W@ARCH.PT project continued with the interview with architect Marlene Marques, on September 14, 2020. We talked about her personal, academic (ESBAP) and professional path, dedicated to the City Council of Águeda.

We thank architect Marlene for her availability. We hope to meet soon!