What Women? What? When? Why not? Portuguese Architecture Seminar

On the 30th of October 2021 we participated in the international conference What? When? Why not? Portuguese Architecture, to talk about “What Women?”. This cycle of conferences marked the inauguration of the homonymous exhibition on display at the Casa da Arquitectura Gallery until April 24, 2022 and counted on the presence of the project coordinators Jorge Figueira and Bruno Gil, and the researchers Ana Vaz Milheiro, Carlos Machado e Moura, Carolina Coelho, Eliana Sousa Santos, Gonçalo Canto Moniz, José António Bandeirinha, Luís Miguel Correia, Nuno Grande, Patrícia Santos Pedrosa and Rui Lobo who presented their ongoing investigations. The responsible researcher, Patrícia Santos Pedrosa, from W@ARCH.PT participated as a consultant for the EUROPA project.

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Conference: Architecture, City and Women's Rights

As part of the Commemorations of the Municipal Week for Equality of the Municipality of Montijo, on October 28, the conference on the theme Gender, Environment, Space, and Territories took place at the Municipal Gallery. The event was opened and closed by Clara Silva, the vice-president of the Department of Social Development and Health Promotion of the Municipality of Montijo. Catarina Marcelino, president of the Municipal Assembly and former Secretary of State for Equality, moderated this initiative.

Speakers addressed topics such as Equality in Access to Public Space, presented by Miguel Nascimento – Geographer of the Municipality of Montijo, "Gender, Environment and Territories a new look", shown by Margarida Queirós, associate professor at the IGOT-ULisboa and researcher at the CEG, at the same institution. Patrícia Santos Pedrosa, a researcher at the CIEG-ULisboa and Guest Assistant Professor at the UBI (Architecture), presented the theme "Architecture, the City and Women's Rights".

We thank the Municipality of Montijo for the invitation!

Recording of the event is available at: youtu.be/s4ZFLosgaQM

“Love: Caring for the Caregiver” Round Table at Iminente Festival

On October 10, 2021, we participated in the talk Love: Caring for the Caregiver of Festival Iminente, a Portuguese festival of “urban culture”: “This talk will present cases of the struggle for freedom in all our spaces, focusing on subaltern spaces, those spaces produced by us but which we want to tear down because they limit our ability to meet, to see beyond. We will discuss practices of love, often improvised, daily revolutionary actions, in the city and the body, in all the spaces we inhabit.”

António Brito Guterres (Aga Khan Foundation), Piny (performer) and Patrícia Santos Pedrosa (W@ARCH.PT researcher) were invited to participate in the conversation. The moderation was done by Catarina Carvalho.

Video recording available: https://www.rtp.pt/play/palco/p9421/festival-iminente-2021-talk-amor-cuidar-de-quem-cuida

Patrícia Santos Pedrosa at Algarve International Conferences on Architecture | Order of Architects - SRAlgarve

We were invited to participate in the Algarve International Conferences on Architecture in October 2021 via Zoom, organized by the Ordem dos Arquitectos - SRAlgarve. Researcher Patrícia Santos Pedrosa presented the talk “Equality as a project instrument: Women as doers and citizens” (“Igualdade como instrumento de projecto: Mulheres como fazedoras e cidadãs”).

We want to thank OA-SRAlgarve for the invitation and all the people who participated and watched our presentation!

The complete presentation is available at: https://youtu.be/JaiRX9SErT8