Ana Tostões

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Institution: IST- University of Lisbon
Field of responsibility/ Role in the RMB project: RMB member
Field of specialization: Architecture, Critical History and Theory of Contemporary Architecture


Ana Tostões, PhD is an architect, architecture critic and historian, president of Docomomo International and editor of the Docomomo Journal. She is a Full Professor at Técnico, University of Lisbon, where she is in charge of the Architectural PhD programme . She has been invited professor at universities worldwide.

She has a degree in Architecture (ESBAL, 1982), a Master’s degree in History of Art (UNL, 1994) with a thesis entitled Os Verdes Anos na Arquitectura Portuguesa dos Anos 50 (FAUP Ed., 1997), holds a PhD (IST – UL, 2003) on culture and technology in Modern Architecture ( Idade Maior , FAUP Ed., 2015), awarded the X Bienal Ibero – Americana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo Prize 2016.

Her research field is the Critical History and Theory of Contemporary Archit ecture, focusing on the relationship between European, Asian, African and American cultures. On this topic, she has published books and essays, curated exhibitions, organised scientific events, coordinated research projects, supervised theses, taken part i n juries and committees, and given lectures worldwide.

She coordinated the research project Exchanging World Visions (PTDC/AUR – AQI/103229/2008) focused on Sub – Sahara African architecture during the Modern Movement period, which was published and awarded t he Gulbenkian Prize 2014, and currently coordinates the research project “Cure and Care_the rehabilitation” (PTDC/ATP – AQI/2577/2014).

In 2006, his Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic made her a Commander of the Order of Infante Dom Henrique for her work on behalf of Portuguese architecture and its promotion in Portugal and abroad.