AboutLisandra Franco de Mendonça is a licensed architect and heritage conservation researcher based in Berlin. She was educated at Porto University and at Sapienza University of Rome. She received her double PhD from Coimbra University/Sapienza University of Rome (Architecture and Urbanism, and History and Restoration of Architecture) in 2016 and 2020, with a dissertation on the conservation of modern architecture and urban ambience in Maputo (Mozambique). Her research field is the history of 20th century built production under dictatorial and colonial regimes in Europe and Africa. Within this field, she develops an interrogative view oriented towards the conservation of modern ensembles, focusing especially on patrimonial transferences, translocal spatial production and relations between European and African parallel modernities. She has been a visiting scholar at Faculdade de Arquitetura e Planeamento Físico at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Technische Universität Berlin.
She did her professional internship at Souto Moura Arquitetos in Porto and is a licensed architect since 1998, maintaining a professional practice since then.
MembershipsSociety of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB): London, UK
Society of Architectural Historians (SAH): Chicago, IL, US
European Architectural History Network (EAHN): Edinburgh, GB
Sociedade Portuguesa de Estudos de História de Construção (SPEHC) [Portuguese Society for the Study of Construction History]: Lisbon, PT
Ordem dos Arquitetos [Portuguese Architects Association]: Funchal, R.A. Madeira, PT