Project Mulheres em Construção: Interview



empoderamento das mulheres, metodologias feministas, construção, Portugal, arquitetura


The right of women to be present in masculinised social and professional contexts remains an essential part of the fight for equality between women and men. The project Mulheres em Connstrução (MemC, Women in Construction), of the Portuguese association Mulheres na Arquitectura (Women in Architecture), emerged in 2021 in the Bairros Saudáveis (Healthy Neighbourhoods) programme. MemC promotes the training of women, from Barro de Santiago (Aveiro, Portugal), in conditions of socio-labour vulnerability and seeks to give them skills in the construction field, never forgetting their feminist dimension in the organisation and implementation of the work. This interview with the MemC team seeks to make the project's development and achievements known.

Author Biographies

Patrícia Santos Pedrosa, CIEG/ISCSP, University of Lisbon

Feminist, architect, researcher, professor, activist, and mother. Researcher and Project Leader W@ARCH.PT - Women architects in Portugal, 1942-1986 (Portuguese Government Funding). Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (ULisboa). Founder member and president of Women in Architecture (Portugal). Invited Assistant Professor (UBI, Architecture). Degree in Architecture (Technical ULisbon, 1997), Master in History of Art(Nova ULisbon, 2008), PhD in Architectural Projects (UPCatalonia, Spain, 2010), and a postgraduate degree in Feminist Studies (UCoimbra, 2016). Young Researchers in Art Studies Award (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2008). Main research areas: Architecture and Gender; Cities and Gender; Feminist Urbanism; Portuguese Architecture History (XX Century).

Natália Fávero, Universidade de Lisboa

PhD Candidate


Antunes, L., Cavalcanti, G., Parnisari, E., Robalo, P., Rusconi, I. (2022). Mulheres em Construção! Um projecto ecofeminista em Aveiro. Le Monde Diplomatique (ed. portuguesa).

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