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Paulo Moreira

Architect and researcher, post-doctoral scholarship holder for the project Africa Habitat, Faculty of Architecture University of Lisbon, Portugal, funded by FCT and AKDN (program Knowledge for Development Initiative), Portugal


Gonçalo Folgado

Centro de Estudos de Arquitetura, Cidade e Território da Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (CEACT/UAL), Portugal


To cite this paper: MOREIRA, Paulo; FOLGADO, Gonçalo – Interview to Isabel Raposo, architect, urban planner, researcher, and professor at FAUL. Estudo Prévio 19. Lisboa: CEACT/UAL – Centro de Estudos de Arquitetura, Cidade e Território da Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, 2021, p. 22-35. ISSN: 2182-4339 [Available at: www.estudoprevio.net]. DOI: https://doi.org/10.26619/2182-4339/19.3

Review received on 01 September 2021 and accepted for publication on 05 November 2021
Creative Commons, licença CC BY-4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Paulo Moreira Good afternoon, Isabel, good afternoon, Gonçalo. As editor of the journal Estudo Prévio, I wanted to interview Isabel Raposo – architect, urban planner, and lecturer. Therefore, I challenged Gonçalo Folgado, lecturer at Da/UAL and Isabel’s former student at FAUL, to lead this interview with me. Isabel Raposo is associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon, she has participated and conducted research and local action initiatives in several peri-urban and self-built neighbourhoods in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, in Maputo, Mozambique, and in Luanda, Angola, for several years. She currently coordinates the project Africa Habitat and coordinates GESTUAL (Grupo de Estudos Socio- Territoriais, Urbanos e de Ação Local) at research centre CIAUD, Faculty of Architecture. In the last few years of her career as a lecturer, she has promoted the discussion in academia on the Right to the City. First, we would like to ask Isabel to talk about the people (colleagues, teachers, authors) who she considers have influenced her and were crucial for her in the beginning of her career.