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Ana Vaz Milheiro

Integrated Researcher

research interests

Architecture and Urbanism in Former Portuguese Colonial Territories

Short Bio

Integrated researcher at DINÂMIA'CET-IUL and Assistant Professor with Aggregation at the Faculty of Architecture at Lisbon University. Former IIAS Fellow (Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem), from the research group “Re-Theorizing Housing as Architecture Research” (2019-20).  PhD (2004) in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Chair of the Cost Action CA18137 “European Middle-Class Mass Housing” (2019-23), supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. PI of five research projects focused on architecture and urban planning in former Portuguese colonial African countries and middle-class housing, financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology, including the ongoing project “Middle-Class Mass Housing …” (ARTDAQ/30594/2017) and more recently “Dominance and mass-violence through Housing and Architecture during colonial wars… (PTDC/ART-DAQ/0592/2020).

Art and architecture critic and essayist prize by the Portuguese Section of AICA/ Fundação Carmona e Costa (2013) with “Nos Trópicos sem Le Corbusier – Arquitectura Luso-Africana no Estado Novo” (2012). Invited researcher at Ghent University (2015-16) and Fellow Researcher at University of São Paulo (2018, funded by FAPESP - São Paulo).

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