Lecture by researcher Natália Fávero

In April 2022, our junior researcher Natália Fávero was invited to give a lecture in the Architecture Design IV class at Architecture, in Universidade da Beira Interior, about the investigation of her master's thesis entitled: "The Condition of Women in the Public Space: - Territories of Comfort and Discomfort in Contemporary Urbanity".

PDF document of the dissertation is available for download at: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/131761

Interview with architect Luísa Pacheco Marques

In April 2022, we visited the architect Luísa Pacheco Marques at her studio in Chiado, where we could interview her about her professional life and work. This interview was conducted in the context of the documentary Linha a Linha: Histórias de arquitectas lisboetas (Line by Line: Lisbon architects’ stories), by the director María Contreras, in partnership with W@ARCH.PT.

We thank the architect Luísa Pacheco Marques for her generosity and for the time she dedicated to this interview. We hope to meet each other soon!

Women Architects Collection's Working Meeting

In April 2022, we had the first work meeting for the Arquitetas Portuguesas book collection! The collection will consist of ten volumes,  thematic or monographic, with a release date scheduled for this autumn through the Público newspaper.

The introductory text explains: "Currently, Portuguese women architects represent about half of the professionals enrolled in the Portuguese Ordem dos Arquitectos. This number's growth has not directly impacted the recognition of women architects and their work. The dissemination of Portuguese women architects and their works is essential to combat this situation. This collection, with ten books, aims to contribute to the knowledge and recognition of national women architects and their contributions to the history of architecture and increase general knowledge about Portuguese architecture."

The collection is coordinated by researchers Patrícia Santos Pedrosa and Natália Fávero, graphic design is being handled by designer Joana Tomé from Math is Good, and the publisher is Coral Books, from Porto, with work by Ricardo Afonso. The authors of the collection are: Joana Roxo, Helena Souto, João Paulo Martins, Ana Vaz Milheiro, Lia Gil Antunes, Cátia Ramos, Maria Pinheiro, Célia Gomes, João Paulo Delgado, Maria João Matos, Nadine Lessa, Rita Ochoa, Catarina Madruga, Jorge Figueira, Carolina Coelho, Eliana Sousa Santos, Patrícia Santos Pedrosa and Natália Fávero.