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Cidália Ferreira Silva
PhD Architecture, Field City and Territory (University of Minho, School of Architecture)
Presidency (School of Architecture)
  Associate Professor
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Cidália Ferreira Silva (PhD) is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Minho’s School of Architecture and Integrated Research Member of Lab2PT. Her research on Time expands the field of architecture to investigate other opportunities to engage meaningfully with contemporary places-life. By see(d)(k)ing Time, she holds uncertainty as part of the creative process that crosses time-space, embracing “(not-)Knowing” as the primary focus of her research.
She is passionate about the acts of thinking, writing, and generating ideas, practices she utilizes with her research students as she leads them to discover ways to catalyze their potential to create original knowledge.
‘Interconnection’ is one of the key-words in her research, and functions not only as the method to seek ways of crossing fields, scale(s) and time(s), but also to connect the “I” with the “other” in a dialogical practice of consciousness. Published in international journals and a participant in various interdisciplinary conferences, Professor Silva is the Editor of The International Journal of the Constructed Environment.
Territory, Landscape and Urban Design
Research methodologies
Social-spatial practices
Selected publications
Krüger, M; Silva, C. (1998) "A Abadia de Santa Maria e a evolução morfológica da cidade de Alcobaça", Atas do Colóquio Cister - Espaços, Territórios, Paisagens. Alcobaça: IPPAR:- Ministério da Cultura, 553-574. DOI
Krüger, M.; Silva, C. (1998) "A Gramática da Forma das Igrejas Cistercienses" in AAVV (org.), Atas do Colóquio Cister - Espaços, Territórios, Paisagens. Alcobaça: IPPAR. Ministério da Cultura, 309-342. DOI
Silva, C. (2000) O Vale de Coselhas: um parque linear, ecdj, no 3, Darq FCT, pp. 98- 101. DOI
Silva, C. (2001). "Apontamentos sobre a arquitectura religiosa do século XX em Portugal." Em cima do Joelho. Coimbra University Press, 98-105. DOI
Silva, Cidalia M. F. (2007) "Saber ver o Difuso no Vale do Ave». 1st International Conference of Young Urban Researchers. ISCTE. Lisboa. Refereed Conference Paper. DOI
Silva, Cidália (2008a) "Dissipar equívocos: saber ver o território contemporâneo» in A. Tavares, e I. Oliveira, (ed.) Arquitectura em Lugares Comuns. Porto: Dafne Editora, 35-42. DOI
Silva, C. (2008b) "Território Fissiforme". JA231. Abril-Junho. Jornal dos Arquitectos - Publicação Trimestral da Ordem dos Arquitectos. 34-37. DOI
Silva, C. (2010) "Beyond Buildings and Roads: An approach to the diffuse territory of Vale do Ave". in B. Pelucca ed. Viaggio Portogallo. Journey to Portugal. Dentro e fuori i territori dell'architecttura. Inside and Outside the Territories of Architecture. Roma: Aracne Editrice, 43-49. DOI
Silva, C. (2011). "Architecture as Expanded Field." The International Journal of the Constructed Environment. 1 (3), pp.55-70. DOI
Silva, C. F. (2013). “Interproject: knowing and proposing are one/EL INTERPROYECTO: EL CONOCER Y EL PROPONER SON UN” Maria I. Oliver? (ed.) Polimorfo ArqPoli: Arquitectura por Venir/Architecture to Come, Vol. 3. 48-71. DOI
Silva, C. F. (2014) "Devir-paisagem:Vincul-ação", Martins, José (ed.) Poster#5 - Requalificar: Identidades Urbanas e Vínculos de Paisagem, NARB. DOI
Silva, C. F; Esteves, L. D., (2015) "The mounds of Estremoz Marble Waste: between Refuse and Reuse." In Vilarinho C.; Castro F.; Russo M. (Eds.) Wastes: Solutions, treatments and opportunities. London: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 305-309. DOI
Atelier 2A: Território
Integrated Master
Laboratório de Investigação: Prova Final (Dissertação ou Trabalho de Projecto)
Integrated Master
Laboratório de Urbanística
Integrated Master
Obrigatória 1A: Da Cidade à Paisagem
Integrated Master