Interview with the architect Maria Emília Costa

To close the interviews in 2020, we talked today with the architect Maria Emília Costa. She told us about her personal, academic (ESBAL) and professional career, as the first architect in the Municipality of Oliveira de Azeméis.

We thank the architect Maria Emília for her generosity and for the time dedicated to this interview. We hope to meet soon!


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!


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!


Interview with the architect Elisabeth Évora Nunes

The intense week ends with an interview with the architect and teacher Elisabeth Évora Nunes, on July 17, 2020. We have heard detailed descriptions of the various spheres of personal, academic (ESBAL) and professional life.

We thank the architect Elisabeth for the interview. We hope to meet soon!


Interview with the architect Sílvia de Carvalho Sá Dantas

At the end of a very hot summer day, on July 16, 2020, we interviewed the teacher and architect Sílvia de Carvalho Sá Dantas. We heard about her personal, academic (ESBAP) and professional path, dedicated to the practice of architectural design with her husband and above all to the passion and teaching of Drawing.

We thank the architect Sílvia for kindly welcoming us to her home and her daughter, the architect Graça Sá Dantas, for the availability and monitoring of the interview. We hope to meet soon!


Interview with the architect Teresa Assoreira (Almendra)

On July 15, 2020, we received at ISCSP the architect Teresa Assoreira (Almendra). We talked about her long and intense professional career dedicated to the practice of architectural design, from her own studio with work built in different countries.

We thank architect Teresa for her generosity and availability. We hope to meet soon!


Interview with the architect Teresa Valsassina Heitor

On July 14, 2020, we started an intense week of interviews, with all precautions and security measures.

We interviewed the architect and teacher Teresa Valsassina Heitor in her office at Instituto Superior Técnico, a school that gave her the position of Full Professor. We talked about the fact of being the first woman graduated in architecture with this title and on their educational and professional background. Kindly, she-also gave us lots of clues about other women architects.

We thank architect Teresa for her generosity and the bridges created. We hope to meet soon!


Interview with the architect Marta Oliveira

On March 4, 2020, we interviewed architect and teacher Marta Oliveira. In her FAUP office, we talked about the decision to study architecture, her contribution to the SAAL process (1974-1976) in Porto and the professional career - project practice and teaching at FAUP.

We thank architect Marta for her generosity and availability. We hope to meet soon!


Talks, meetings and clues in FAUP

We took advantage of the trip to Porto to reconcile several stages of fieldwork: after consulting archives, we talked to the professor Domingos Tavares about women he met, from women classmates, students and  professors. We were also happy to meet the professor Teresa Fonseca, who encouraged us a lot. FAn interview was promised soon!

We thank you both for availability!