Docomomo Chair 

Ana Tostões, PhD is an architect, architecture critic and historian, and is president of Docomomo International and Editor of the Docomomo Journal. She is a Full Professor at Técnico, University of Lisbon, where she teaches Theory of Architecture and Critical History, and coordinates the Architectonic Culture research group. Since 2012, she has been in charge of the Architectural PhD program. She has been invited professor at universities worldwide.
She has a degree in Architecture (ESBAL, 1982), a Master’s degree in History of Art (UNL, 1994) with a thesis entitled Os Verdes Anos na Arquitectura Portuguesa dos Anos 50 (FAUP Ed., 1997), holds a PhD (IST-UL, 2003) on culture and technology in Modern Architecture (Idade Maior, FAUP Ed., 2015), and was awarded the X Bienal Ibero-Americana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo Prize 2016. She also works as a critic in Journals and Newspapers, notably writing a weekly architectural column for the Portuguese daily the Público.
Her research field is the Critical History and Theory of Contemporary Architecture, focusing on the relationship between European, Asian, African and American cultures. On this topic, she has published books and essays, curated exhibitions and organized scientific events. She has also coordinated research projects, supervised PhD and MSc theses, taken part in juries and committees, and given lectures worldwide.
She coordinated the research project Exchanging World Visions (PTDC/AUR-AQI/103229/2008) focused on Sub-Sahara African architecture during the Modern Movement period, which was published and awarded the Gulbenkian Prize 2014.
She currently coordinates the research project CuCa_RE: Cure and Care_the rehabilitation (PTDC/ATPA-QI/2577/2014) focused on healthcare facilities.
Tostões has been vice-president of the Portuguese Chamber of Architects and the Portuguese section of the International Association of Art Critics. In 2006, his Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic made her a Commander of the Order of Infante Dom Henrique for her work on behalf of Portuguese architecture and its promotion in Portugal and abroad.


Current Collaborators

Joana Coutinho



Former Collaborators

Ana Braga Joana Nunes Marta Pargana
Ana Catarina Antunes João Delgado Miguel Roque
Ana Rodrigues João Domingos Orsola Spada
Andreia Gonçalves José Pedro Cardoso Piotr Tomaszewski
Beatriz Agostinho Julie Conradi Régis Dumoulin
Beatriz Molinero Laura Phelps Rosalía Buxan
Carolina Chaves Leandro Arez Sara Saraiva
Catarina Andrade Luísa Fernandes Sílvio Alves
Cristina Alonso Lydia Dunton Tiago Miranda
Filipa Silva Mafalda Pacheco Tomasz Ziemkiewicz
Joana Gouveia Alves Maria Eduarda Neumann Zara Ferreira



Docomomo International’s Headquarters are located at Instituto Superior Tecnico – University of Lisbon (IST).
Instituto Superior Tecnico is the oldest, largest and most reputed school of Engineering, Architecture, Science and Technology in Portugal with more than 10 000 students.
The Campus Buildings Complex (1929-1935) designed by the architect Pardal Monteiro (1897-1957) defined the modern movement monumentality paradigm in Portuguese architecture.
IST offers 21 undergraduate programs, 29 PhD programs and a highly-qualified teaching staff of which over 760 are PhDs, reference laboratory facilities, efficient organization of services and a growing synergy with the economic sector.