Integrated Phd Researcher

Leonor Matos Silva

research interests

architectural education; archival research; housing

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” 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). She has also co-curated events and is presently responsible for the coordination of the international conference “Optimistic Suburbia 2 - Middle-Class Large Housing Complexes” (16-19 June 2021, ISCTE-IUL). 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).

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

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

"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)

"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)

"When did Chiado burn? Creative scenes on dry land. Chiado and the School of Fine Arts before 1988". Creative mileus and cultural scenes in contemporary urban spaces. (Forthcoming)

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)

Last update

24 de fevereiro de 2021