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Integrated Researcher

José Possolo de Saldanha

research interests

History of Architecture, Cities and Territories

Short Bio

Holds a degree in Architecture (FAUTL, 1990), and a postgraduation in Rehabilitation of Structures and Pathology of Materials at Instituto Superior Técnico (1990) and a PhD in Architecture at the University of Seville (2003). He is a lecturer at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa in the Department of Architecture and Urbanism, where he as been director since July 2016. He was President of the Pedagogical Council of ISCTE-IUL during the biennium 2013-2014. He develops university research at the DINÂMIA'CET-IUL and has integrated research projects funded by FCT. He is the author and co-author of books, chapters of books and scientific articles, both nationally and internationally.

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

Ongoing research will continue with an approach of historical, technical and architectural emphasis to: - Dams carried out in Angola during the colonial period, with a more concrete emphasis on the Cambambe Dam, on the Cuanza river. - Nacala Cement Factory, executed at the turn of the decade of '50 to '60 north of that Mozambican city. For these purposes, it is envisaged the continuation of consultation of primary sources and of interviews related to them, with the prospect of traveling to these places with a view to the production of scientific publications.


The individual work is part of a line of research that has been consolidated in the medium-term past of DC-IUL, and even ISCTE-IUL, in the post-colonial research on architectural and infrastructural achievements in the former overseas provinces Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa, focusing particularly on the FCTC PTDC / ATP-AQI / 0742/2014 project hosted in the research unit. In this sense, the aim is to produce knowledge and to disseminate and publish it, specifically and transversally fulfilling the purposes of the researcher and the UI that it integrates, and the commitments they assume to the FCT regarding the achievement of the objectives of the project in question.

Main publications

Artigo em Revista Indexada: Jorge Luís Borges e Sur. Revista Estudo Prévio do CEACT da Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, nº9. 17 páginas. Lisboa, 2016. ISSN: 2182-4339.

Artigo em Revista Indexada com revisão por pares: IF THIS IS PARADISE, I WISH I HAD A LAWNMOWER! Revista Pós do programa de pós-graduação em arquitectura e urbanismo da Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de São Paulo, Nº34. São Paulo, 2013, pags 140-159.

SALDANHA, José Luís. Luís Possolo: Um Arquitecto do Gabinete de Urbanização do Ultramar. Lisboa. CIAAM, 2012.

SALDANHA, José Luís. Azeites e Olivais no Alentejo. «Montes» com Lagar na Província Transtagana. Lisboa. Edição de autor, 2003.Capítulo de Livro: SALDANHA, José Luís. Olivicultura no Mundo Rural Romano. In “O Azeite em Portugal”. Lisboa. Edições Inapa, 2002.

Main projects

Os Gabinetes Coloniais de Urbanização – Cultura e Prática Arquitectónica” (referência FCT: PTDC/AURAQI/104964/2008). “Habitação para o maior número: Lisboa, Luanda, Macau” (referência FCT PTDC/ATP-AQI/3707/2012).

Desenvolvimento infraestrutural tardio na antiga África continental portuguesa (Angola e Moçambique): Análise histórico-crítica e avaliação pós-colonial “ (PTDC/ATP-AQI/0742/2014).

Last update

23 de maio de 2023
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