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Sued Ferreira da Silva

Sued Ferreira Da Silva
Sued Ferreira da Silva is a PhD student in Landscape Planning with a background in Architecture and Urbanism. Her research examines models and acts of modeling in green space planning at the intersection with performance studies, critical theory, and planning history.


I am a trained Architect and Urban Planner who is currently pursuing a PhD in Landscape Planning at SLU Ultuna under the supervision of Mattias Qviström and Johan Pries (Lund University). 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, where I primarily investigated the role of landscape discourses in shaping everyday experiences and on the translations of modernist models such as parkways and green wedges. My current research aims to reposition the extensive debates on models that have already been mainstreamed in the history of architectural theory, urban history, and philosophy of science within the context of landscape and green space planning. More specifically, I am examining the acts of modeling in Brasilia, the modernist capital of Brazil, and Stockholm, the capital of Sweden at the height of the Welfare-State era through archival research, policy analysis, and theoretical instigations.

Selected publications

Book Chapters:

Ferreira da Silva, S. 2022. "Brasilia, a story seen from 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; Landscape architecture Spatial planning
Telephone: +46708291609