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!

Work and welcome at home: the II International Congress Internacional of CIEG

Between the 24th and 26th of July 2019, the II International CIEG Congress took place: Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies: Reflexivity, resistance and action took place in Lisbon. Organized by CIEG - Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies (ISCSP-ULisboa), the research center that hosts the research project W@ARCH.PT, was a moment of important interdisciplinary learning, critical reflections and expansion of contacts between researchers in gender studies and feminist studies.

The creation of specific sessions on "Spaces, narratives and genres" has established a place in this congress for city and architecture themes. We received, with great emotion, international specialist researchers in these areas, such as Lori Brown (USA) and Silvana Rubino (Brazil). The W@ARCH.PT project team, which spoke about the feminist theories and methodologies that support the research, was accompanied by fundamental reflections such as, for example, the research on the city Palmas with a gender perspective (Brazilian postdoctoral researcher Patrícia Orfila) and the presentation of the project of the association MA "Um Género de Escola", from BIP/ZIP (architect and researcher Joana Pestana Lages), about gender and school spaces.


W@ARCH.PT in Brighton to the IV Symposium on Architecture and Gender

The team of the research project W@ARCH.PT was in Brighton on the 24th and 25th of June 2019 to participate in the IV Symposium on Architecture and Gender - Fielding Architecture: Feminist Practices for a Decolonised Pedagogy. The organization was in charge of Catalina Mejía Moreno (University of Brighton) and Emma Cheatle (University of Sheffield). This event enabled both the presentation of the research project at the international level and in the context of gender studies in architecture, as well as the debate and focus on the issues of education and the Academy. It also allowed to strengthen and expand the international network of researchers in this field: we met again María Novas (Galician architect and researcher) and Nuría Alvarez Lombardero (Spanish architect, teacher and researcher) and, with great joy and admiration, we met the Australian architects Naomi Stead and Justine Clarck, from the project Parlour: Women, Equity, Architecture.