Conference in Loulé discusses work by engineer Duarte Pacheco

Conference will be given by Sandra Vaz Costa

The conference “O País a Régua and Esquadro: Urbanism, Architecture and Memory in Duarte Pacheco's Public Works” will take place this Saturday, June 8, from 15 pm, at the Loulé Municipal Archive. 

Duarte Pacheco's public work begins in 1925 and runs until 1943, when he died.

Considering Duarte Pacheco's way of acting and identifying his work method in areas as different as the direction of the Instituto Superior Técnico, the management of the Lisbon City Council, the Ministry of Public Instruction and the Ministry of Public Works and Communications, Duarte Pacheco's work emerges «in a new perspective, possible through the collection of an unprecedented piece of information that clarifies, in time and manner, the services and agents that, in a space of eighteen years, changed the country's landscape», he says the Chamber of Loulé.

Sandra Vaz Costa holds a PhD in History from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon, an integrated researcher at ARTIS-FLUL, the Institute of Art History of the same Faculty, and senior technician at the Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage.

Author and co-author of national and international books and scientific articles in the field of History of Art, Architecture, Cities and Institutions, she develops research in the scope of the Territory, Urban Design and Portuguese Architectural Production of the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries.

She performed teaching duties at the Faculty of Arts, from 2009 to 2011, as a guest assistant and as a trainer of senior technicians at IPPAR, from 2003 to 2007.

In carrying out its technical functions, it develops and coordinates research, safeguarding and dissemination of Portuguese cultural heritage, such as curating exhibitions, studies, editions, scientific meetings and communications.