University of Minho
School of Architecture

Cidália Ferreira Silva is an  Architect and Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the School of Architecture of the University of Minho (EAUM) and Integrated Research Member of Lab2PT. Currently she is the co-coordinator of the research group LandS_Lab2PT and coordinator of the research group on Architecture and Urbanism of the ProChild CoLAB – a Portuguese nationwide consortium with a transdisciplinary approach dedicated to combating poverty and social exclusion in children from 0 to 10 years old. Holding a Diploma in Architecture (2000) and a Master in Planning and Design of Urban Environment (2006) she concluded her PhD at EAUM (2014), with the research entitled “See(d)(k)ing Time: an Approach to How to Design as 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.

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