Rute Maria Pinto Figueiredo Lima da Veiga
Full member | G1 - Architectural Studies research group
Rute Figueiredo is an architect and architectural historian, who has long been studying the interplay between architecture and the institutions of discursive mediation and construction — with a specific focus on the architectural magazines, Venice Architecture Biennale, and the biennial culture —, exploring such matters as criticism, disciplinary knowledge production, and discursive mediation. More recently, she has expanded her focus of interest towards the agents of criticism, their constellations of relationships, and their formal and informal ‘sites’ of meeting and exchange.
Rute received her PhD in History and Theory of Architecture from the ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Rennes 2 University, working in the Department of Art History. Here, she is co-organising the series of international workshops Mapping Architectural Criticism - Meetings and is pursuing her own research investigation. Author of the book Architecture and Critical Discourse in Portugal (Prize José Figueiredo’2008), she set up and led the R&D project The Site of Discourse (2012-15), sponsored by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) — the first inquiry and study on the 20th century Portuguese architectural periodical press. Her work has been funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020, Swiss National Scientific Foundation, and the FCT. She is associate member of the scientific network Mapping Architectural Criticism (sponsored by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche), the European Architectural History Network, the Society of Architectural Historians, and integrated researcher at the CEAA/Escola Superior Artística do Porto, working in the international project MODSCAPES-Modernist Reinventions of the Rural Landscape (HERA 2016-2019) and co-coordinating the research line Strong Relations - Studies on Architectural History, Theory and Criticism.