Patricia Anahory is an architect currently serving as director of CIDLOT- Centro de Investigação em Desenvolvimento Local e Ordenamento de Território at the Universidade de Cabo Verde, an emerging research center dealing with urban and territory issues. She holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from Princeton University. Her master’s thesis Homing Landscapes: Mapping Memory[al], Dakar questioned the program of a slavery memorial and the architectural translations of memory and identity [re] construction. Her undergraduate thesis Reframing the Body: A Women’s Prison reworked social and spatial definitions of boundaries in articulation with issues of gender, society of control and architecture. She worked several years in architecture and design offices in New York and has completed independent projects in the USA, Cape Verde and Ghana. One of her projects is featured in the 2008 book Phaidon Atlas of Architecture of XXI Century world Architecture. In 2000 she was awarded the prestigious Rotch Traveling Fellowship which allowed her to travel extensively throughout the African continent.