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Integrated Researcher

Diego Inglez de Souza

research interests

History of Architecture, Urban History, Social History, Environmental History, Construction History, Social Housing, Collective Housing, Participation.

Short Bio

Diego Inglez de Souza (São Paulo, 1978) is an architect and urban planner by the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of University of São Paulo (2003), Ph.D. in History and Architecture by the same institution in cotutelle with the Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (2014). Assistant curator of the X International Architecture Bienal of São Paulo (2013), contributing also with the research for the exhibitions Infinite Span — 90 years of Brazilian architecture (Casa da arquitetura, Matosinhos, 2018–19 and SESC 24 de Maio, São Paulo, 2021) and The sea is our land (Garagem Sul/ Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, 2020–21). Teacher of Catholic University of Pernambuco between 2015 and 2019, fellow researcher at Laboratory of Landscape, Heritage and Territory (Lab2PT) of the University of Minho between 2019 and 2021 on the The Sea and the Shore, Architecture and Marine Biology research project and associated researcher at ISCTE-IUL on ReARQ.IB research project from 2022 to 2026. Author of the book Reconstruindo Cajueiro Seco: arquitetura, cultura popular e política social em Pernambuco (1960–64), published by FAPESP/ Annablume (2010), chapters of books and several articles and papers published on Brazilian, European and American journals, magazines and exhibition catalogues.

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

How can we manage, improve and develop resilient, sustainable communities, without a solid scientific knowledge of our built environment? Our everyday life is framed by a cohort of buildings about which we know very little, or nothing: they are outside of our cultural concerns, even though we reside, work, learn or convalesce in them. Understanding the architecture that shapes our everyday empowers our communities – it enables them to take informed decisions about what to preserve, reuse and replace; how to update and improve their buildings. At a time when resources are dwindling and must be used rationally, repurposing and retrofitting existing buildings is a priority over new construction, everywhere.ReARQ.IB bridges the gap between local communities in Spain and Portugal and their ‘architecture of proximity’ .

Main publications

Reconstruindo Cajueiro Seco: Arquitetura, política social e cultura popular em Pernambuco (1960-64) (Rebuilding Cajueiro Seco: Architecture, social policy and popular culture in Pernambuco) São Paulo: FAPESP/ Annablume, 2010.

Arquitetura da lata: Matosinhos e a história atlântica da arquitetura das sardinhas (Canned Architecture: Matosinhos and the Atlantic history of sardine architecture)". Pós. Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo da FAUUSP V.27 n.°51 (2021)

"Plataformas de partida: O Edifício Acaiaca e a habitação moderna no Recife (Departure platforms: The Acaiaca Building and modern housing in Recife)". In Arquitetura atlântica ¿ deslocamentos entre Brasil e Portugal (Atlantic architecture - Displacements between Brazil and Portugal), editado por Nobre, Ana Luiza; Kamita, João Masao, pp.171-186. São Paulo/ Rio de Janeiro, Brasil: Romano Guerra / PUC-RJ, 2019

"Une plongée dans l'histoire des piscines parisiennes (A dive into the history of Parisian swimming pools)". In Genres Urbains - Autour d'Annie Fourcaut, editado por Danièle Voldman; Emmanuel Bellanger; Charlotte Vorms; Loic Vadelorge, pp. 328-341. Paris, França: Creaphis, 2019

"Social Experiences and Constructive Architectures". In Infinite Span - 90 years of Brazilian architecture, editado por Guilherme Wisnik; Fernando Serapião, pp.354-359. Matosinhos/ São Paulo: Casa da Arquitetura / Editora Monolito, 2019.

Main projects

Last update

23 de maio de 2023
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