Integrated Phd Researcher

Patrícia Bento D'Almeida

research interests

History of Architecture and Urbanism; Architecture Scientific Research at the Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC); Restelo Neighbourhood Urban Plans; Victor Palla and Joaquim Bento d’Almeida Architectural work (1946-1973); Architecture Archive Sources; Territory.

Short Bio

Patrícia Bento d’Almeida is an architect with a master and a Ph.D. in History of Contemporary Art. Nowadays she is an Integrated Doctorate Researcher of the research team at DINÂMIA'CET-IUL, Centre for Socioeconomic Change and Territorial Studies, were is developing a postdoctoral research project, LNEC, the Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering, and the History of Architecture Research (SFRH/BPD/117167/2016). Her scientific activity focuses on the following areas of research: History of Architecture and Urbanism Contemporaneous in Portugal; Contemporary architectural and urban heritage in Portugal; Artistic Studies. Patrícia has experience in exhibition curatorship; she published several articles in specialized magazines and has divers works published in books.

research project

The History of Architecture and Urbanism in Portugal updating concern through the knowledge of the 'Scientific Research in Architecture' developed in the Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC). The interdisciplinary lines of investigation examined in LNEC aim to assist the Government in public policies prosecution. Originally constituted to support the country in the public works development, LNEC achieved worldwide recognition, but the socioeconomic changes witnessed by LNEC had profound implications in the scientific-technological research over the years. It is essential to evaluate systematically the importance of this public institution in the research of Architecture, knowing the history, themes and methodologies of research, participants and centers/researchers of reference, in order to contribute to the knowledge of a Cultural Heritage, archived between Engineers and developed, over the last fifty years, by Architects.

Link to DINÂMIA'CET-IUL identifying mission:

The socioeconomic changes felt in Portugal in the second half of the 20th century were also witnessed by the Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC) and, consequently, in the scientific-technological research developed there. The knowledge of the scientific research developed in LNEC and the manifold stakeholders aim a better understanding of the contemporary world. 

TOUSSAINT, Michel; MELO, Maria; RAPAGÃO, João Paulo; D’ALMEIDA, Patrícia Bento ; Nunes, Jorge (2018) Guia de Arquitectura do Porto (1942-2017) / Porto Architectural Guide. Lisboa: A + A Books.ISBN: 9789899846258.

Main publications

D’ALMEIDA, Patrícia Bento (coord científica); MARTINS, João Palla (2017) Victor Palla e Bento d’Almeida. Arquitectura de outro tempo. Lisboa: Caleidoscópio Edição. ISBN: 978-989-658-413-9. (Publicação no âmbito da exposição “Victor Palla e Bento d’Almeida. Arquitectura de outro tempo” patente na Garagem Sul do Centro Cultural de Belém, 11 de Abril a 18 de Junho de 2017, com curadoria de Patrícia Bento d’Almeida com João Palla Martins).

D’ALMEIDA, Patrícia Bento (2015) Bairro(s) do Restelo. Panorama Urbanístico e Arquitectónico. Lisboa: Caleidoscópio Edição. ISBN: 978-989-658-283-8.

MARAT-MENDES, Teresa; MOURÃO, Joana; D’ALMEIDA, Patrícia Bento (2016) Access to water in Lisbon Region in 1900. Water History. Vol. 8, Nº 2, p. 159-189. DOI: 10.1007/s12685-016-0160-3. ISSN: 1877-7236 (indexado em Scopus) Prémio Científico ISCTE-IUL 2017

NIZA, Samuel; FERREIRA, Daniela; MOURÃO, Joana; D’ALMEIDA, Patrícia Bento & MARAT-MENDES, Teresa (2016) Lisbon’s womb: an approach to the city metabolism in the turn to the twentieth century. Regional Environmental Change. 16(6), 1725-1737. ISSN 1436-3798. DOI 10.1007/s10113-015-0918-7. (indexado em Web of Knowledge e Scopus) Prémio Científico ISCTE-IUL 2017

Main projects

2017-present time - Post-DOC Project LNEC, The Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering, and the History of Architecture Research (SFRH/BPD/117167/2016)

2016 - Printed Photography. Image and Propaganda in Portugal (1934-1974) | +info

2013-2015 - Scientific Project MEMO MEMO - Evolution of the Lisbon metropolitan area metabolism. Lessons towards a Sustainable Urban Future. (PTDC/EMS-ENE/2197/2012

2004-2005 – Projeto IAP XX – 20th Century Architecture in Portugal Financing entity: Interreg III – SUDOE | Coordinating Entity: Ordem dos Arquitetos | Partner entities: Fundació Mies van der Rohe e Instituto das Artes | Coordination: Ana Tostões | Role: Researcher Equipa Sul

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