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!

ACTION! V ICAG: Call for Papers until October 15, 2020

V ICAG | ACTION! Feminisms and the spacialization of resistances

It is with great emotion that we announce the V International Congress on Architecture and Gender that will happen from Lisbon, on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of April 2021. The call for papers is open until the 15th of October 2020. Proposals are sent via Easychair platform.

We count on your participation!

/ Given the current circumstances, the congress will be held in virtual format.

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!

“They [women architects] existed”, but with “strange destinies”: the motivations of the W@ARCH.PT project at Público P3

“They [women architects] existed”, but with “strange paths”. How do you (re)write feminine architecture in Portuguese history?
They started by discovering “the drawing” and struggled not to be treated by “architect ladies”*. The history of women in architecture is made up of conquests, attempts and “strange destinies”. And there are those who fight to stop being invisible. »

The research project W@ARCH.PT and the history of women architects in Portugal was published in the newspaper Público - P3.

Through the writing of journalist Andreia Friaças, to whom we thank for the interest and work, this investigation is made visible and launched a request for broader support: identify women architects or architecture students, who may be part of the project. We want to interview you and listen to you, ladies!


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!