University of Minho
School of Architecture

Cidália Silva (PhD) is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Minho’s School of Architecture, Director of the PhD Program in Architecture and Integrated Research Member of Lab2PT (Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory at University of Minho), being Vice-coordinator of the LandS Group of this laboratory. She works with three interconnected approaches: since 2004, she has investigated the shift of the paradigm from the city to the expanded urban territory; in this framework, since 2007, she has pursued deeper focal research into the issues of Time and Uncertainty. Since 2017 she has been engaged in researching the role of children in the transformation of the contemporary urban space. In this context, she is the coordinator of the Project on Architecture and Urbanism of the ProChild CoLAB – a Portuguese nationwide consortium with a transdisciplinary approach dedicated to combatting poverty and social exclusion in children from 0 to 10 years old. Being an active participant in various interdisciplinary conferences, and having published in national and international journals, she is also the editor of The International Journal of the Constructed Environment.

Publications (selection):

Silva, C. (2008) Território Fissiforme. JA231. Jornal dos Arquitectos.(April-June) pp. 34-37.

Silva, C. (2008) Dissipar equívocos: saber ver o território contemporâneo. In A. Tavares, I. Oliveira (eds.) Arquitectura em Lugares Comuns (Porto: Dafne Editora) pp. 35-42.

Silva, C. (2010) Beyond Buildings and Roads: An approach to the diffuse territory of Vale do Ave. In B. Pelucca (ed.) Journey to Portugal: Inside and Outside the Territories of Architecture (Roma: Aracne Editrice) pp. 43-49.

Silva, C. (2011) Architecture as Expanded Field. The International Journal of the Constructed Environment, 1 (3) pp. 55-70.

Silva, C. F. (2013) Interproject: knowing and proposing are one. Polimorfo ArqPoli: Architecture to Come, Vol. 3. pp. 48-71.

Silva, C. & Esteves, L. (2015) The Topology of Marble: the Matter of Estremoz’s Built Heritage. Joelho: Revista de Cultura Arquitectónica, 6.

Silva, C. F. & Ferreira, F. (2016) Remoteness: Robin Hood Gardens. The International Journal of the Constructed Environment, 7 (4) pp. 39-49.

Silva, C. F. & Pereira, D. D. (Ed.) (2017) On Being With-it: Diálogo Prospetivo sobre a Experiência de Aprendizagem através do Território / On Being With-it: A Forward-looking Dialogue on the Experience of Learning through Territory (Guimarães: UM – Lab2PT).

Silva, C. F. (2018) Mean Time: seven ways to look at time through mobility. In E. Araújo, R. Ribeiro, P. Andrade & R. Costa (Eds.), Viver em|a mobilidade: rumo a novas culturas de tempo, espaço e distância. Livro de atas (Braga: CECS) pp. 49-67.

Silva, C. F. (2018). Time Operations. In I. Rosa, J. Lopes, R. Ribeiro, & A. Mendes (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation (Hershey, PA: IGI Global) pp. 90-121.

Silva, C. F., & Fernandes, M. C. (2018). The Cycles of Impermanent Alterity in Nazaré. In I. Rosa, J. Lopes, R. Ribeiro, & A. Mendes (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation (Hershey, PA: IGI Global), pp. 434-465.

University courses and seminars:

Architectural Theory

Urban Design Studio

Urban Theory

Urban Design Lab

Research Project

Seminar 1C – From Public Space to Collective Space

Compulsory 1A – From City to Landscape

Compulsory 2A – From City to Diffuse

Research Laboratory