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Research Interests

Architecture | Landscape | Collaborative research

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Biographical Note

Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Department of Life Sciences of the University of Coimbra. Her current research interests focus on design process in architecture, relation between humans and built environment and collaborations between architecture and anthropology. She studied the production of landscape images in the Coa Valley Archaeological Park, in the Portuguese landscape architecture, in contemporary art photography exhibitions and in scientific expeditions to the Portuguese colonies in Africa. She co-organized Intersecções: Antropologia e Arquitectura (2011) and Leprosaria Nacional: Modernidade e Ruína no Hospital-Colónia Rovisco Pais (2013).

All projects

Data updated on 19-03-2023, from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE.


Proj. Re-use of modernist buildings - Design tools for sustainable transformations




Proj. Hospital – Colónia Rovisco Pais: Antropologia e História em Contexto

Ref. III/CSH/22/2005


All Publications

Data updated on 19-03-2023 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE .

Book chapter

Capítulo 7. Práticas e Materialidades, Etnografias e Antropologia

Xavier, Sandra, Patrimónios de influência portuguesa: modos de olhar. Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra. Portugal. 2015. Published

Book chapter

Cap. Mens Sana in Corpore Sano: a religião da higiene e da profilaxia em Fernando Bissaya Barreto

Xavier, Sandra, Editora FGV/Faperj. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2014. Published

Journal article

Em diferentes escalas: a arquitetura do Hospital-Colônia Rovisco Pais sob o olhar do médico Fernando Bissaya Barreto

Xavier, Sandra, 2013. http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0104-59702013000300983 . 10.1590/s0104-597020130003000013 . Published

Journal article

"Hospital-Colónia Rovisco Pais: um projecto de uma cidade ideal?"

Xavier, Sandra, 2013. https://revistas.ulusofona.pt/index.php/babilonia/article/view/4104 . Published

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