Wanessa Cardoso de Sousa is an architect and art historian from Brazil. Cardoso de Sousa’s MA thesis benefits from an oral history approach in the exploration of the mutually constitutive relationship of Brazilian families with their homes in Fortaleza, Brazil and Montreal, Canada.
Her previous works include an open-access research tool called “Canadian Library Architecture” that includes design information on over 300 libraries across Canada, representing all provinces and territories. She also collaborated with the members of the Atwater Library to explore how books that are mass-produced every year can become unique objects to their owners.
Her research interests include oral history, material culture, memory studies, heritage studies, vernacular architecture, art librarianship, and digital preservation and curation.