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Ana Souto Galvan

Senior Lecturer

School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment

Staff Group(s)
Architecture Nottingham Civic Exchange

Role

Dr Ana Souto is a Principal Lecturer in Architecture at the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment. Ana plays a key role in the development and leadership of the research modules on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Architecture, and is supporting doctoral candidates with her role as Post Graduate Research Tutor at School level. She supervises a number of PhD and Professional Doctorate students in the areas of Architecture, Identity, Heritage and Memory. Ana's research interest lies in architecture as a cultural manifestation of national identity. In this context she explored the reconstruction of a national identity in post-revolutionary Mexican architecture; the connection between identity and architecture in the pavilions built for the 1929 Iberoamerican Exhibition in Seville; and analysed a number of memorials and museums in Germany in order to look into the different post-war narratives that have emerged in the last few decades. Ana is currently involved in an interdisciplinary project which aims at reflecting on the connections between identity, memory and heritage, sense of belonging and ownership of the built environment, using a participatory methodology.

Career overview

September 2007- Present: Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.
January 2019 – Present: Post Graduate Research Tutor. Department of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.
March 2015 – Present: Course Leader Professional Doctorate Programme. Department of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.
December 2006 – June 2007: Part-time Lecturer at the Department of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.
February 2004 – June 2007: Spanish Language Teaching Assistant at the Department of Hispanic and Latin American Studies, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.
August 2002 – January 2004: Teaching Assistant on History and Art History at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.

Research areas

First, my research interests lie in architecture and heritage as cultural manifestations of national/ local identity. In this context I explored the search for national identity in post-revolutionary Mexico, and the 1929 Iberoamerican Exhibition in Seville. Second, my research has investigated architecture and its relationship with memory, as manifested in the construction of memorials, museums and the maintenance/ destruction of traces. These themes are currently being analysed using participatory methods and co-production of knowledge as part of multidisciplinary approaches and collaborations.

External activity

Section Editor

Museum and Society https://le.ac.uk/museum-studies/about/journals/museum-society

Journal reviewing work

Res Mobilis https://www.unioviedo.es/reunido/index.php/RM/index

Review of European Studies http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/res

Archnet-IJAR http://www.archnet-ijar.net/index.php/IJAR

Journal of Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) http://www.slia.info/sliaweb/thearchitect/index.html.

Architecture and Culture (Taylor and Francis) https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rfac20/current

Museum History Journal https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ymhj20/current

Grant application assessor

Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal

British Council: Newton Fund, United Kingdom

Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF), United Kingdom

Professional and Committees membership

Carrington Street Area Townscape Heritage Scheme - Grants Panel Member

Member of the Nottingham Roman Catholic Diocesan Trustees - Historic Churches Committee

Member of the RIBA East Midlands Research and Innovation Sub-Group

Member of The Society for The Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

Publications

Full list of publications can be found by clicking on 'go to publications' link above.

Selected publications:

Chapters in Books:

    Souto, Ana (2020) ‘Architecture encaged, engaged Architecture’ in Sandborg, Johann, editor, Fluid Territories (Bergen: University of Bergen).

  • Souto, Ana (2013) 'Architecture and memory: Berlin, a phenomenological approach' in: S. Bandyopadhyay and G. Garma Montiel, eds., The territories of identity: architecture in the age of evolving globalization (Abingdon: Routledge), chapter 7, pp. 77-90.


Articles in Journals

  • Souto, Ana (2020) ‘Promoting learning encounters with educational complexes’, C3. Architecture + Landscape + Urbanism, April 2020.
  • Brind, Sue; Jim Harold and Ana Souto (2019) ‘Exploring liminality in Cyprus: spaces, voices, and means of expression’, RUUKKU, issue 13, https://www.researchcatalogue.net/profile/show-exposition?exposition=762132.
  • Souto, Ana (2019) ‘Engaged architecture: building for the community’, C3. Architecture + Landscape + Urbanism, January 2019.
  • Souto, Ana (2018) ‘Experiencing memory museums in Berlin. The Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind Museum and the Jewish Museum Berlin’, Museum and Society, 16 (1), pp. 1-27.
  • Souto, Ana (2018) ‘Mapping Nottingham’s identity. A case study on critical pedagogy’, in: Sánchez Merina, Javier (Ed.). EURAU18 Alicante: Retroactive Research: Congress Proceedings. Alicante: Escuela Politécnica Superior Alicante University, 2018. ISBN 978-84-1302-003-7, pp. 98-105.
  • Souto, Ana (2018) ‘Rastreando legados postcoloniales: la exposición Iberoamericana de Sevilla de 1929 y la Exposición Colonial de París de 1931’, Universidad de Sevilla, forthcoming.
  • Souto, Ana (2017) ‘(Post)-colonial legacies in Seville: Traces of the Ibero American Exhibition, 1929’, Entremons UPF Journal of World History, number 9, 74-104.
  • Souto, Ana and Dasa Spasojevic (2017) ‘Creative Practices and Public Engagement’, Journal for Artistic Research, Issue 13, www.jar-online.net/creative-practices-and-public-engagement/
  • Souto, Ana (2015) ‘Neues Museum Berlin, by David Chipperfield: completing the past with a minimalist intervention’, The Architect. The Journal of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, October-December 2015, vol. 116. Issue 4, pp. 151-154, http://www.slia.info/sliaweb/thearchitect/thearchitect/vol116issue4/index.html.
  • Souto, Ana (2013) ‘Architecture and memory: Berlin, a phenomenological approach’ in: S. Bandyopadhyay and G. Garma Montiel, eds., The territories of identity: architecture in the age of evolving globalization (Abingdon: Routledge), chapter 7, pp. 77-90.
  • Souto, Ana (2011) ‘Archiving Berlin's Past and Renewing the Rhur Valley’. Austausch, Vol. 1 (2), pp.98-120.
  • Souto, Ana (2009) ‘América en Sevilla: la materialización del espíritu neoimperial en la Exposición Iberoamericana de 1929’,International Journal of Iberian Studies, vol. 22, n. 1, (London: Intellect) pp. 39-67.

Conference proceedings:

    Antón García, Daniel; Moyano Campos, Juan José; Souto, Ana; Nieto Julián, Juan Enrique (2018) ‘Escaneado 3D y gestión de datos para el análisis del estado de conservación del cementerio general de Nottingham, Reino Unido’, APEGA, Conference Proceedings (2019).

    Souto, Ana (2018) ‘Mapping Nottingham’s Identity. A case study on critical pedagogy’, EURAU18 Alicante: Retroactive Research, Conference Proceedings (2018).

    Souto, A., 2010. “Building (for) the nation: functionalist architecture in Mexico City 1930-1950”, Architecture, Design and the Nation: First Theoretical Currents Conference, Nottingham Trent University, 14-15 September 2010.   Quek, R. and Deane, D., eds., pp. 95-101.

    Souto, Ana (2008) ‘La protección del Patrimonio en México DF. La conservación de la identidad en el siglo XX’, Actas del XIII Congreso del Comité Español de Historia del Arte (Palma de Mallorca: Universitat de les Illes Balears. Edicions UIB), pp. 1409-1418.

    Souto, Ana (2005) ‘España y su imagen en las Exposiciones Universales (1851-1929)’, in Robert Archer, Valdi Astvaldsson, Stephen Boyd & Michael Thompson (eds.) Antes y después del Quijote: en el cincuentenario de la Asociación de Hispanistas de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda (València: Biblioteca Valenciana), pp. 747-756.

    Souto, Ana (2003) ‘La búsqueda de una identidad nacional. Arquitectura en Mexico, 1920-1950’, Congreso de Investigación y Extensión del Sistema Tecnológico de Monterrey. Dirección de Investigación y Extensión, Campus Monterrey. Tecnológico de Monterrey., pp. 1050-1058; on-line publication at http://educont.mty.itesm.mx/congresos

    Souto, Ana (2000) ‘El Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporanea (CGAC) de Alvaro Siza’, Actas del XIII Congreso del Comité Español de Historia del Arte (Granada) Volume I, pp. 383-388.

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Press expertise

  • Architecture and cultural identity
  • Architecture and memory