Mariana Sanchez Salvador is a Portuguese architect and researcher at DIN MIA'CET-IUL (ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, PT). She worked at Carrilho da Graça Arquitectos studio, where she collaborated on numerous projects, from urban plans to public buildings, housing, refurbishments, and exhibitions. Her research focuses on how the spaces we inhabit — from the city to the house — are transformed by the food we eat and by food-related activities, operating has a spatial design tool.
She was awarded the Architect Quelhas dos Santos Prize for Best Master Dissertation in Architecture (Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon), which was published in Portuguese under the title “Arquitectura e Comensalidade: uma história da casa através das práticas culinárias”/”Architecture and Commensality: a history of the house through foodways” (Caleidoscópio, 2016). She is currently writing her Ph.D. thesis in Urban Studies, about the Foodscape of Lisbon, at FCSH-UNL and ISCTE-IUL, in Lisbon, and was awarded a Ph.D. Fellowship by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).
She has been a guest lecturer at multiple events, written articles on food and architecture in academic journals and magazines, organized events on the subjects of Cities and Food, participated in artistic projects, and been interviewed by national newspapers, magazines, and radio stations.