Integrated Phd Researcher

Leonor Matos Silva

research interests

Short Bio

Leonor Matos Silva has a PhD in architecture from ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon (IUL) under a scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT-Portugal). She also holds an M.A. in architecture and a 6-year degree (pre-Bologna) in interior architecture, both from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon (FAUL). Currently, Leonor is a grant-holding postdoctoral researcher within the funded R&D project "Middle-Class Mass Housing in Europe, Africa and Asia" (ISCTE-IUL) [PTDC/ART-DAQ/30594/2017] and a member of the COST-Action MCMH-EU [CA 18137] (Working Group 2). She also cooperates with the FAUL under a nominal agreement for the research and disclosure of its pedagogical archives (Informed Consent, dated 01/09/2019). Leonor's scientific output comprises articles in journals and sections of books, various communications and the collaboration with several journals; Leonor is currently in the editorial team of the peer-reviewed journal Sophia #6 (CCRE/CEAU-Porto School of Architecture) and an invited editor of the journal "Cities, Communities and Territories". She has also co-curated events and was recently responsible for the coordination of the international conference "Optimistic Suburbia 2 - Middle-Class Large Housing Complexes" (16-19 June 2021, ISCTE-IUL). Leonor has been commissioned to work in the funded R&D project Coast to Coast - Late Portuguese Infrastructural Development in Continental Africa (Angola and Mozambique): Critical and Historical Analysis and Postcolonial Assessment (ISCTE-IUL) [PTDC/ATP-AQI/0742/2014]. Additionally, Leonor is an invited researcher of the funded R&D project "(EU)ROPA Rise of Portuguese Architecture" in the group "What Education? Architecture, Teaching and Research" (CES-University of Coimbra) [POCI-01-0145-FEDER- 030492]. Leonor is an integrated researcher at DINÂMIA'CET, Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies (ISCTE-IUL) and a member of the Portuguese Association of Architects (OA).

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

Main publications

"Shrinking the plan. A middle-class wishful thinking in the outskirts of Lisbon". Optimistic Suburbia 2 Proceedings, pp. 61-75 (2021)

"Escola de Lisboa: arquitectura e cultura entre 1970 e 1986". PhD, ISCTE (2019)

"Team 10, Lisbon, 1981. The lost meeting". Joelho, Revista de Cultura Arquitectónica n. 10, pp. 100-116 (2019)

"The EAAE and the Lisbon School of Architecture - a common history between 1976 and 1986". Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges, pp.1215-1222. UK: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis (2017)

"Recording the optimistic. An audiovisual approach to the city of Lisbon by its architecture school in the 1980s". Cities, Communities and Territories, n. 33, pp. 144-157 (2016)

Main projects

Middle-Class Mass Housing in Europe, Africa and Asia (PTDC/ART-DAQ/30594/2017)

Coast to Coast. Late Portuguese Infrastructural Development in Continental Africa (Angola and Mozambique): Critical and Historical Analysis and Postcolonial Assessment (PTDC/ATP-AQI/0742/2014)

COST Action "European Middle-class Mass Housing" (CA18137)

Last update

7 de fevereiro de 2022