Integrated Phd Researcher

Leonor Matos Silva

research interests

History and Theory of Architecture

Short Bio

Leonor is an architect (OA 20605) with a degree in Interior Architecture from the the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon (pre-Bologna, 5 years plus a year of internship) (2004). She also studied music. She co-founded Atelier Arco Cego, Arquitectura L.da (2006). She is a both a Master in Architecture by the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon (“Cultural Architecture in Lisbon: A perspective from the ESBAL/FAUTL between 1975 and 1990”) (2011) and a PhD in Architecture by ISCTE-IUL (“Lisbon School. Architecture and Culture from 1970 to 1986") (2019). Her dissertation earned a Cum Laude classification. Her present research focuses on History and Theory of Architecture. She held an individual doctoral scholarship granted by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (2012-2016). She is an integrated researcher at DINÂMIA’CET-IUL.

research project

The EAAE and the Lisbon School of Architecture – A Common History between 1976 and 1986. In Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges: Proceedings of the EAAE ARCC 10th International Conference (EAAE ARCC 2016), 15-18 June 2016, Lisbon, Portugal – Vol. II. ISBN 9781138029668; pp. 1215-1222. (2017)

Main publications

Recording the optimistic. An audiovisual approach to the city of Lisbon by its architecture school in the 1980s. CIDADES, Comunidades e Territórios, n.33. ISSN: 2182-3030; pp. 144 -157. (2016).

Architectural culture in Lisbon: the architecture course in the ESBAL and education beyond the classroom between 1974 and 1976. The case of Bairro Portugal Novo. 74-14 SAAL and Architecture. International Colloquium. Proceedings. ISBN: 978-989-99432-0-9 (e|d|arq); pp. 93-100. (2016).

Práticas laterais: Encontros entre a Banda Desenhada, a Arquitectura e o Ensino nas décadas de 1960 a 1980. The Site of Discourse: Thinking architecture through publication. Book of Abstracts. ISBN: 978-989-99192-5-9; p. 60. With Carlos Machado e Moura. (2015).

Cultura Arquitectónica Portuguesa Contemporânea: A Participação da Escola de Lisboa nos Estudos de Energia e Ambiente entre 1975 e 1986. Arquiteturas do Mar, da Terra e do Ar – Arquitectura e Urbanismo na Geografia e na Cultura – Vol. I. ISBN: 978-150-2424-50-1; pp. 209-301. (2014).

Main projects

Project member of the journal Passagens n.2 and n.3, a double-blind peer reviewed periodical associated with the doctoral program in Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories of ISCTE-IUL, edited by Caleidoscópio. (2015).

Collaboration with the project The Site of Discourse (PTDC/CPC-HAT/4894/2012); co-curatorial work of event titled “VHS Architecture. Lisbon, 1980s: The Post-modernist Symposia”. With Jorge Figueira and Rute Figueiredo. (2015).

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