Women Architects in Portugal:
Building visibility,

FCT financing [PTDC/ART-DAQ/32388/2017]

The presence of Portuguese women architects in the development of architectural practice, research and teaching is far from being identified and critically reflected. The fundamental questions are: who?, when?, and how?, have the architects contributed to our history of architecture, although almost always in the shadows. The chronological landmark began in 1942, the year in which the first woman, Maria José Estanco, finished her degree in architecture in Portugal, and ended in 1986, a crucial year in Portuguese history. On the one hand, the country joins the EEC, on the other hand, we are witnessing the explosion and massification of schools of architecture. Between these chronological landmarks are great events in the history of modern Portuguese architecture: among others, the 1948 Congress and the SAAL process. The archival work and the oral collection of testimonies enable us to understand the role of Portuguese architects in this period of time, extending narratives about architecture in Portugal. However, stories and history already reveal facts and people fundamental before and after these time limits, foreseeing the need to expand this research map in the future.







Centro Interdisciplinar de Estudos de Género (CIEG), do Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (ISCSP-ULisboa)


3 anos (Outubro 2018 a Setembro 2021)


FCT/MCTES através de fundos nacionais e, quando aplicável, co-financiado pelo FEDER, no âmbito do novo acordo de parceria PT2020.