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Sued Ferreira

Sued Ferreira Da Silva


I am a trained Architect and Urban Planner, currently doing a PhD in Landscape Planning at SLU Ultuna, as part of the research project "The Welfare Landscape reassembled: policies for sustainable outdoor recreation in times of urban densification", under the guidance of Mattias Qviström. In both my masters at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the University of Brasilia, the landscape was a central concept and field of analysis, in which I explored mostly the issues of urbanization history, subjectivity and the role of landscape discourses in shaping everyday experiences. My recent research focuses on modern landscapes and ideas about everyday life during the Welfare State Era in Sweden alongside contemporary reinterpretations of these landscapes steered by densification paradigms.

Selected publications

Book Chapters:

Ferreira, S. 2021. (Forthcoming) "Brasilia, an epic told by the roadside: narratives of landscape transformation and the technological sublime", in Heathcott, J. (ed.) Routledge Handbook on Infrastructure Designs. New York: Routledge. 

Da Silva, S. F. 2019. "Ways of Seeing: the Downplay of Landscape Aesthetics in Sustainable Urban Paradigm", in Haas, T. et. al (ed.) Perspectives on Urban Realities. Stockholm: KTH ABE. 


Da Silva, S. F., 2018. "Paisagens Atravessadas: Projeto, experiência e cotidiano na Estrada Parque Taguatinga em Brasília" (Traversed Landscapes: Urban design, experience and everyday life at the Taguatinga Parkway in Brasilia), Master Thesis, University of Brasilia, 296 pages, <>. 

Peer Reviewed Articles: 

Da Silva, S. F. et. al. 2016. Poéticas da Paisagem: do sublime ao pitoresco no movimento Land Art (Landscape Poetics: From sublime to picturesque in the Land Art Movement), Revista Estética e Semiótica 6(1), <>. 

Da Silva, S. F., 2016. "Paisagens em trânsito: o caso da Estrada Parque Taguatinga" (Landscapes in Transit: the case of the Taguatinga Parkway), Labor e Engenho 10(3):302-312, <DOI: 10.20396/lobore.v10i3.8646182>. 

Da Silva, S. F. 2016. "A natureza da paisagem entre os gregos" (The nature of landscape among the ancient greeks), Revista Paranoa no. 16, <DOI: 10.18830/issn.1679-0944.n16.2016.13>. 

Conference Papers:

Pereira, L. B. and Da Silva, S. F. 2016. "Espaços livres, enclaves e a paisagem urbana na modernidade agravada: o caso de Águas Claras" (Open Spaces, Enclaves and
the Urban Landscape in the Aggravated Modernity: the Case of Águas Claras),IV ENANPARQ: Encontro da Associação Nacional de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo. Porto Alegre: Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. 

Da Silva, S. F. 2016. "Gestos na paisagem: o imaginário do horizonte no cotidiano urbano" (Gestures in the Landscape: the imaginary of the horizon line in everyday life), Corpocidade 5: Gestos Urbanos, Federal University of Bahia, December 6th to 9th 2016. Salvador: Plataforma Corpocidade.


Doctoral Student at the Department of Urban and Rural Development; Landskapsarkitektur Fysisk planering