Université Rennes 2
Rute Figueiredo is an architect and architectural historian (M.A. in Art History). She received her Ph.D. in History and Theory of Architecture at the ETH – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich.
Her research work has been focused on the architectural critical practice, as well as on the relationship between architecture and periodical press. Author of the book Architecture and Critical Discourse in Portugal 1893-1918 (Prize José Figueiredo’2008 awarded by the Portuguese National Academy of Fine Arts), she led, between 2012-2015, the R&D project The Site of Discourse, sponsored by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, which privileged the study of Portuguese architectural periodical press, over the twenty-century.
Rute has also been researching on the impact of cultural institutions, such as the Venice Biennale, in the experience, rhythms, and modes of architectural knowledge construction and communication today. She is finishing a book on the topic.
Rute has held several research grants from the Swiss National Scientific Foundation and from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. She is a member of the European Architectural History Network, of the Society of Architectural Historians, and of the CEEA/Escola Superior de Artes Porto where she is a researcher of the HERA project MODSCAPES – Modernist Reinventions of the Rural Landscape. Currently, Rute is a research fellow at the Rennes 2 University, working on the project Mapping Architectural Criticism.