Architect Luz Valente-Pereira: Architecture, Research, and Life in a Changing Country

42 | 2020

Patrícia Santos Pedrosa*, Lia Gil Antunes**

* Centro Interdisciplinar de Estudos de Género do Instituto de Ciências Sociais e Políticas da Universidade de Lisboa – CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa, Portugal / Departamento de Engenharia Civil e Arquitetura, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9524-1437
** Centro Interdisciplinar de Estudos de Género do Instituto de Ciências Sociais e Políticas da Universidade de Lisboa – CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa, Portugal
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5066-4062

Luz Valente-Pereira (b. 1934, Lisbon) is a key figure of the 20th century Portuguese History of Architecture, albeit a forgotten one. This research is a starting point for establishing a more solid biography of this pioneer who initiated the first decades of female participation in the architectural field in Portugal. After some professional experience in different contexts, she developed a stable research career at the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC) with studies on various spatial scales. We have used different methodologies: bibliographical review, consultation of national archives, and an interview with her. Our proposal is not only to create female references but also to broaden the historical readings on women’s participation in Portugal throughout the 20th century.

Keywords

History of Architecture, research, women architects, Portugal

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22355/exaequo.2020.42.10
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