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Leonor Matos Silva has a PhD in architecture from ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon (IUL) under a scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT-Portugal). She also holds an M.A. in architecture and a 6-year degree (pre-Bologna) in interior architecture, both from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon (FAUL). Currently, Leonor is a grant-holding postdoctoral researcher within the funded R&D project "Middle-Class Mass Housing in Europe, Africa and Asia" and a member of the COST-Action MCMH-EU [CA 18137] (Working Group 2). She also cooperates with the FAUL under a nominal agreement for the research and disclosure of its pedagogical archives (Informed Consent, dated 01/09/2019). Leonor's scientific output comprises articles in journals and sections of books, various communications and the collaboration with several journals; Leonor is currently in the editorial team of the peer-reviewed journal Sophia #6 (CCRE/CEAU-Porto School of Architecture) and an invited editor of the journal "Cities, Communities and Territory". She has also co-curated events and was recently responsible for the coordination of the international conference "Optimistic Suburbia 2 - Middle-Class Large Housing Complexes" (16-19 June 2021, ISCTE-IUL). Additionally, Leonor is an invited researcher of the funded R&D project "(EU)ROPA Rise of Portuguese Architecture" in the group "What Education? Architecture, Teaching and Research" (CES-University of Coimbra). Leonor is an integrated researcher at DINÂMIA'CET, Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies (ISCTE-IUL) and a member of the Portuguese Association of Architects (OA).
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Leonor Cabral Matos Silva
Date of birth
1978/05/11
Gender
Female

Citation names

  • Matos Silva, Leonor
  • Matos Silva, L.

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
8D1F-1DC9-7709
ORCID iD
0000-0002-8413-5003

Email addresses

  • leonor_silva@iscte-iul.pt (Professional)
  • leonormatossilva@outlook.com (Personal)

Addresses

  • Dinâmia/CET, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Avenida das Forças Armadas, Edifício ISCTE-IUL, Sala 2W4-d, 1649-026, Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Humanities - Arts - Architectural design

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Advanced (C1) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Elementary (A2)
Spanish; Castilian Beginner (A1) Elementary (A2) Beginner (A1) Elementary (A2)
French Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Education
Degree Classification
2020/12/03
Concluded
Curso de Formação Profissional de Revisão de Textos I (Outros)
Escrever Escrever, Portugal
2020/10/22
Concluded
English Proficiency Test (Outros)
British Council Portugal, Portugal
472-500
2012 - 2019/02/08
Concluded
Arquitectura (Doutoramento)
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
"Escola de Lisboa. Arquitectura e Cultura entre 1970 e 1986 / Lisbon School. Architecture and Culture between 1970 and 1986" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Approved with distinction
2014 - 2014
Concluded
Acções de Formação "Introdução ao Mendeley" e "Referência Bibliográfica - ISO 690" (Outros)
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
2011 - 2012
Concluded
Arquitectura (Curso de doutoramento (conclusão de unidades curriculares))
Major in Architecture of the Contemporary Metropolitan Territories
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
2009 - 2011
Concluded
Arquitectura (Mestrado)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Arquitectura, Portugal
"Cultura arquitectónica em Lisboa: um olhar a partir da ESBAL/FAUTL no período de 1975 a 1990." (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
17
2008 - 2009
Concluded
Arquitectura (Outros)
Major in Projecto I and Projecto II of the Mestrado Integrado em Arquitectura
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
2002 - 2009
Concluded
Exame final do Curso Complementar de Canto (Outros)
Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional, Portugal
1998 - 2004
Concluded
Arquitectura de Interiores (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Arquitectura, Portugal
"Relatório Final de Estágio" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
1997 - 2002
Concluded
Exame final do Curso Complementar de Piano (Outros)
Academia de Amadores de Música, Portugal
1997 - 1997
Concluded
Autocad 2000 (Outros)
Ordem dos Arquitectos, Portugal
1996 - 1997
Concluded
Iniciação ao Desenho (Aulas com Modelo) (Outros)
Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Portugal
1996 - 1996
Concluded
Psychology 1A (Outros)
Santa Rosa Junior College, United States
1995 - 1996
Concluded
Graduation Diploma (12th Grade) (Ensino secundário)
Sonoma Valley High School, United States
1993 - 1993
Concluded
Acção de Formação em Conservação-Restauração (Outros)
Instituto de José de Figueiredo, Portugal
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2020/12 - Current Postdoc (Research) Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa DINÂMIA'CET Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica e o Território, Portugal
2012/01 - Current Researcher (Research) ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa DINÂMIA'CET Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica e o Território, Portugal
2012/01 - 2016/05 Researcher (Research) Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa DINÂMIA'CET Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica e o Território, Portugal

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2010/09 - 2011/01 Architect Nuno Matos Silva, Arquitecto, Portugal
2006/04 - 2010/06 Architect (Company Managing Partner) Atelier Arco Cego, Arquitectura L.da, Portugal
2004/12 - 2005/05 Architect João Paciência, L.da, Portugal
2003/09 - 2004/06 Architect (Intern) Promontorio, Arquitectos Associados, L.da, Portugal
Peixe Voador, Arquitectura e Decoração, L.da, Portugal
2000/11 - 2001/01 Architect (Intern) Promontorio, Arquitectos Associados, L.da, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2020 - Current Middle Class Mass Housing in Europe, Africa and Asia
BIPD/07/2020-DINÂMIA'CET- ISCTE
Post-doc Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2012 - 2016/05 Cultura arquitectónica em Lisboa: um olhar a partir da ESBAL/FAUTL no período de 1975 a 1990 [Architectural culture in Lisbon: a look from the ESBAL/FAUTL between 1975 and 1990]
SFRH/BD/80535/2011
PhD Student Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Contract

Designation Funders
2019 - 2019/12/31 Coast to Coast - Late Portuguese Infrastructural Development in Continental Africa (Angola and Mozambique): Critical and Historical Analysis and Postcolonial Assessment
PTDC/ATP-AQI/0742/2014
Researcher
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa DINÂMIA'CET Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica e o Território, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Other

Designation Funders
2019 - 2022 "What Education? Teaching, architecture and research" in (EU)ROPA - Rise of Portuguese Architecture: Fundamentals, Platform, Progression
POCI-01-0145-FEDER- 030492
Researcher
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Outputs

Publications

Book chapter
  1. Matos Silva, Leonor. "Arquitectura de alguns Bancos e Seguradoras associados à Companhia União Fabril entre 1895 e 1974". In Arquitecturas da CUF: história e contexto. Lisboa, Portugal, 2022.
    Under revision
  2. Matos Silva, Leonor. "Contemporary architecture education in Lisbon. The origins of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon (1970 - 2000)". In What Education? Architecture, Teaching and Research. Coimbra, Portugal, 2022.
    Under revision
  3. Matos Silva, Leonor. "The EAAE and the Lisbon School of Architecture - A common history between 1976 and 1986". In Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges, 1215-1222. United Kingdom: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
    Published • 10.1201/9781315226255-186
  4. Matos Silva, Leonor. "Cultura Arquitectónica Portuguesa Contemporânea: A Participação da Escola de Lisboa nos Estudos de Energia e Ambiente entre 1975 e 1986". In Arquiteturas do Mar, da Terra e do Ar - Arquitetura e Urbanismo na Geografia e na Cultura. Arquitectura e Memória, 291-301. Charleston, United States: Academia de Escolas de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, 2014.
    Published
  5. Matos Silva, Leonor. "Architectural culture in Lisbon: the architecture course in the ESBAL and education beyond the classroom between 1974 and 1976. The case of Bairro Portugal Novo". In 74-14 SAAL and Architecture, 93-100. Coimbra, Portugal: e|d|arq and CES - Centre of Social Sudies of the University of Coimbra, 2014.
    Published
Conference abstract
  1. Matos Silva, Leonor. "Shrinking the plan. A middle-class wishful thinking in the outskirts of Lisbon". 2021.
    Published
  2. Matos Silva, Leonor; Areia, Alexandra. "Arquitectura e filme: trinta anos de ensaio. O Arquivo da Faculdade de Arquitectura de Lisboa". Paper presented in VI Encontro Anual da Associação de Investigadores da Imagem em Movimento, Porto, 2016.
    Published
  3. Matos Silva, Leonor; Areia, Alexandra. "Secção de vídeo da Faculdade de Arquitectura de Lisboa. A história do objecto e os objectos da sua história: dois Ensaios". Paper presented in Territórios Metropolitanos Contemporâneos. Seminários Temáticos. Actas de Congresso, Lisboa, 2016.
    Published
  4. Matos Silva, Leonor; Machado e Moura, Carlos. "Práticas laterais: Encontros entre a Banda Desenhada, a Arquitectura e o Ensino nas décadas de 1960 a 1980". Paper presented in The Site of Discourse. Thinking Architecture Through Publication. International Conference, Lisbon, 2015.
    Published
  5. Matos Silva, Leonor. "Tempos de optimismo. Expressões sobre a cidade da Escola de Belas-Artes de Lisboa no pós-25 de Abril". Paper presented in Optimistic Suburbia. Large housing complexes for the middle-class beyond Europe, Lisbon, 2015.
    Published
  6. Matos Silva, Leonor. "Cultura Arquitectónica em Lisboa: O Curso de Arquitectura da ESBAL e a Aprendizagem Fora de portas entre 1974 e 1976. O Caso do Bairro Portugal Novo". Paper presented in 74-14. O SAAL e a Arquitectura, Coimbra, 2014.
    Published
  7. Matos Silva, Leonor. "Estudos em Arquitectura Tropical nos curricula da Escola Superior de Belas-Artes de Lisboa". Paper presented in Colóquio Internacional Conhecimento e Ciência Colonial, Lisboa, 2013.
    Published
Conference paper
  1. Matos Silva, Leonor. "Shrinking the plan. A middle-class wishful thinking in the outskirts of Lisbon". 2021.
    Published
  2. Matos Silva, Leonor. "Two Sides of the Same Coin: Liberty and Liberalisation in Portuguese Post-revolutionary Architecture. The Lisbon School towards European Integration: 1976-1986". Paper presented in The Architecture of Deregulations. Postmodernism, Politics, and the Built Environment in Europe, 1975-1995. International Conference, Stockholm, 2016.
    Submitted
  3. Machado e Moura, Carlos; Silva, Leonor Matos. "Architecture, Cartoon and Graphic Narrative. The case of the Lisbon School in the 1980s". Paper presented in The Site of Discourse: Thinking architecture through publication, Lisbon, 2015.
    Submitted
  4. Matos Silva, Leonor. "O ensino da arquitectura e o envolvimento dos alunos: generalidades e casos de estudo. Student's engagement in the teaching of architecture: An overview and Portuguese case studies". Paper presented in I Congresso Internacional Envolvimento dos Alunos na Escola: Perspetivas da Psicologia e Educação - CIEAE, Lisboa, 2014.
    Published
  5. Matos Silva, Leonor. "O Ensino De Arquitectura Em Lisboa No Período De 1974 a 1986: Integração Na Universidade". Paper presented in IX Congresso Luso Brasileiro de História da Educação, Lisbon, 2012.
    Published
Journal article
  1. Matos Silva, Leonor. "An instant world: truth and reality". Sophia Journal #6 (2021): https://www.sophiajournal.net/open-call.
    Open access • Submitted
  2. Matos Silva, Leonor. "Team 10, Lisbon, 1981. The Lost Meeting". Joelho. Revista de Cultura Arquitectonica 10 (2019): 100-116. https://impactum-journals.uc.pt/joelho/article/view/6678.
    Open access • Published • 10.14195/1647-8681
  3. Matos Silva, Leonor. "Recording the optimistic. An audiovisual approach to the city of Lisbon by its architecture school in the 1980s". Cities, Communities and Territories (2016): 144-157. https://revistas.rcaap.pt/cct/article/view/10213.
    Open access • Published • 10.15847/citiescommunitiesterritories.dec2016.033.art09
Magazine article
  1. Matos Silva, Leonor. "Desencobertas", Passagens - Representações do Espaço no tempo do Space-Shuttle Columbia, 2015
  2. Matos Silva, Leonor. "Carta Aberta Aos Alunos De Arquitectura Da ESBAL/FAUTL Entre 1968 e 1986; A Qualidade Do Ensino Da Arquitectura", Boletim Arquitectos, 2013, http://www.arquitectos.pt/documentos/1383907799G0tPY3pq3Ko21TR9.pdf.
Newspaper article
  1. Matos Silva, Leonor. "Sonoma High Scenes (Column - diverse numbers)", Sonoma Index-Tribune, 1996
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Matos Silva, Leonor. "Escola de Lisboa. Arquitectura e Cultura entre 1970 e 1986". PhD, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, 2019. https://repositorio.iscte-iul.pt/handle/10071/17704.
  2. Matos Silva, Leonor. "Cultura arquitectónica em Lisboa. Um olhar a partir da ESBAL/FAUTL no período de 1975 a 1990". Master, Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Arquitectura, 2011. https://www.repository.utl.pt/handle/10400.5/3653.
Working paper
  1. Matos Silva, Leonor. 2022. "When did Chiado burn? Creative scenes on dry land. Chiado and the School of Fine Arts before 1988". Working Paper.

Other

Other output
  1. Matos Silva, Leonor. 2021. Teaching experiences: MCMH - The ideal home: student confinement video records (Film A and Film B).
  2. Matos Silva, Leonor. 2015. Replay. VHS Architecture - The Post-modernism Symposia. Video production for "video station" in Arquiteturas Film Festival 2015. This video production is related to the footage material collected within the PhD research. A chapter of the thesis analyses the Lisbon School of architecture's Video Section and its productions in the 1980s. Some of the most referenced post-modern international architects were at the School and influenced its pedagogy. http://arquiteturasfilmfestival.com/2015/stations/.
  3. Matos Silva, Leonor. 2013. "Fanzine Machine @ Sonda L.Q.F.U.B.- Espaço: 1999". Co-creation of Fanzine. Individual articles called "Desencobertas"[Discoverires/Uncoverires] and "Outras Descobertas" [Other Discoveries]. https://www.facebook.com/fanzinefriendlyfire/photos/a.746993538656337.1073741833.207223519300011/746993561989668/?type=1&theater.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2020/05/22 "A Escola de Lisboa e a Universidade, 1979-1999" [Invited speaker] "What Education? Architecture, Teaching and Research"
CES - Centre for Social Studies - Universidade de Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)
2019/11/30 "Team 10, Lisbon, 1981. The lost meeting. Three points of an overlapping history" [Invited speaker] "Team Ten Farwest. Critical Revision of the Modern Movement in the Iberian Peninsula, 1953-1981"
FAUP – Porto University School of Architecture (Porto, Portugal)
2016/06/18 "The EAAE and the Lisbon School of Architecture - A Common History between 1976 and 1986" "EAAE ARCC 10th International Conference (EAAE ARCC 2016)"
Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon ( Lisbon, Portugal)
2016/05/30 "Secção de Vídeo da Faculdade de Arquitectura de Lisboa. A história do objecto e os objectos da sua história: dois Ensaios" Open Classes in Architecture of the Metropolitan Contemporary Territories
Lisbon City Hall (Lisbon, Portugal)
2016/05/01 "Arquitectura e filme: trinta anos de ensaio. O Arquivo da Faculdade de Arquitectura de Lisboa" "VI Annual Encounter of the AIM"
Association of Researchers of the Movement Image (AIM) (Porto, Portugal)
2016/03/12 "Two Sides of the Same Coin: Liberty and Liberalisation in Portuguese Post-revolutionary Architecture. The Lisbon School towards European Integration: 1976-1986" "The Architecture of Deregulations. Postmodernism, Politics and the Built Environment in Europe 1975 – 1995"
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) (Stockholm, Sweden)
2015/09/03 "Architecture, Cartoon and Graphic Narrative. The case of the Lisbon School in the 1980s" "The Site of Discourse. Thinking architecture through publication"
IHA/FCSH-New University of LIsbon and DINÂMIA’CET-IUL/ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)
2015/05/22 "Tempos de optimismo. Expressões sobre a cidade da Escola de Belas-Artes de Lisboa no pós-25 de Abril" "Optimistic Suburbia. Large housing complexes for the middle-class beyond Europe"
ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)
2014/11/14 "Cultura Arquitectónica em Lisboa: O Curso de Arquitectura da ESBAL e a Aprendizagem Fora de Portas entre 1974 e 1976. O Caso do Bairro Portugal Novo" "74-14 O SAAL e a Arquitectura" [74-14 SAAL and Architecture]
Center for Social Studies and Architecture Department of the University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)
2014/10/16 "Cultura Arquitectónica Portuguesa Contemporânea: A Participação da Escola de Lisboa nos Estudos de Energia e Ambiente entre 1975 e 1986" “Arquiteturas do Mar, da Terra e do Ar. Arquitectura e Urbanismo na Geografia e na Cultura”
Academia de Escolas de Urbanismo de Língua Portuguesa (Lisbon, Portugal)
2013/11/27 "Estudos em Arquitectura Tropical nos Curricula da Escola Superior de Belas-Artes de Lisboa" "Colóquio Internacional Conhecimento e Ciência Colonial" [International Colloquium Colonial Knowledge and Science]
Center of Philosophy of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and Center of History of the Institute of Tropical Scientific Research (Lisbon, Portugal)
2013/07/16 "O Ensino da arquitectura e o envolvimento dos alunos: generalidades e casos de estudo" "I Congresso Internacional Envolvimento dos Alunos na Escola: Perspetivas da Psicologia e Educação"
Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)
2012/07/14 "O ensino de arquitectura em Lisboa no período de 1974 a 1986: integração na Universidade" "IX Congresso Luso-Brasileiro de História da Educação. Rituais, Espaços & Patrimónios"
Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2021/06/16 - 2021/06/19 International Conference "Optimistic Suburbia 2- Middle-class large housing complexes". This international conference is an output of the funded R&D project Middle-Class Mass Housing. https://www.optimisticsuburbia2.com/ (2021/06/16 - 2021/06/19)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
2015/04/10 - 2015/04/10 Seminar "VHS Architecture. Lisbon, 1980s: The Post-modernism Symposia" / "Arquitectura em VHS. Lisboa, Anos 1980: Os Simpósios do pós-modernismo". This event is related to the footage material collected within the PhD research. A chapter of the thesis analyses the Lisbon School of architecture's Video Section and its productions in the 1980s. Some of the most referenced post-modern international architects were at the School and influenced its pedagogy. http://arquitecturaemvhs.blogspot.com/ (2015/04/10 - 2015/04/10)
Conference (Co-organisor)
IHA/FCSH/UNL, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2014/11/03 - Current Public presentation of the Master's thesis
Conference
Projecto Sociedade / Intervalo para o Conhecimento – 5ª temporada
Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Portugal

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2020 - Current Cost Action CA 18137 - Middle-Class Mass Housing in Europe Member
2014 - Current Architectural Humanities Research Association Association member
2011 - Current Ordem dos Arquitectos Effective member
2019/09 - 2019/09 Architectural Association School of Architecture (London, UK) Two-week member
2016/03 - 2016/03 Architectural Association School of Architecture (London, UK) Two-week member

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2021 - Current Sustainability [Reviewer] (2071-1050) MDPI
2020/12/04 - Current Sophia Journal #6 [Editorial team] (2183-8976) CCRE/CEAU-Porto School of Architecture
2019 - Current CIDADES, Comunidades e Territórios / CITIES, Communities and Territories [Invited Editor] (2182-3030) Dinâmia'CET, ISCTE-IUL
2014/05/30 - Current CIDADES, Comunidades e Territórios / CITIES, Communities and Territories [Reviewer] (2182-3030) Dinâmia'CET, ISCTE-IUL
2013/12/09 - Current PASSAGENS [Project team] (2182-8512) Caleidoscópio
2021 - 2021 Optimistic Suburbia 2 - International Conference Proceedings [Editor]

Other jury / evaluation

Activity description Institution / Organization
2019/07/01 - 2019/07/01 Encontros doutorais III. Doctoral end of semester meeting, class of 2018/2019. Evaluation of students' oral presentations and further individual tutoring. ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
2016/04/12 - 2016/04/12 "[Sem Título] - Apontamentos sobre o percurso de um doutoramento"; PhD Class - Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
2015/04/23 - 2015/04/23 "O ensino do urbanismo nas escolas portuguesas de arquitectura de Lisboa e do Porto. Fundamentos para uma história do ensino de arquitectura no período 1968-1986"; class in Seminar titled "Construction of the City of Portuguese Influence" ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal