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Ricardo Costa Agarez

Integrated Researcher

research interests

Architecture, Architectural History, Architectural Theory, Housing, Construction History, Social History, Historiography

Short Bio

Ricardo Costa Agarez is an architect and architectural historian, specialised in the history and theory of 19th- and 20th-century cities and buildings, national and regional identities, knowledge dissemination and circulation of forms, ideas and techniques, housing and public architecture and the architectural culture in bureaucracy. He is currently senior researcher at ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon; PI of projects ReARQ.IB - Built Environment Knowledge for Resilient, Sustainable Communities: Understanding Everyday Modern Architecture and Urban Design in the Iberian Peninsula (1939-1985) [ERC Starting Grant] e ArchNeed - The Architecture of Need: Community Facilities in Portugal 1945-1985 {FCT IC&DT]; and co-editor-in-chief of ABE Journal - Architecture Beyond Europe. His PhD dissertation (The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London) was awarded the RIBA President's Award for Research in 2013. The Giles Worsley Fellow of the British School at Rome (British Academy) in 2014, he was FWO Pegasus Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Ghent University in 2015 and, in 2016-2017, postdoctoral research fellow at KU Leuven.

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