Marisa Ferreira (Born 1983, Portugal)
Lives and works between London and Oslo.

Marisa Ferreira is currently a Phd Candidate at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London, UK with a doctoral Scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

Her work draws from childhood memories of being born in a context of loss and industrial decline that characterized the 1980s in the north of Portugal, and focuses on industrial ruins and processes of deindustrialization that took place in the aftermath of the end of the Portuguese empire. Through practice-led and interdisciplinary methodologies, recent works investigate the intersection between colonialism and the Anthropocene to discuss themes of materiality-memory, colonialism, displacement social justice and urban regeneration. Often blurring reality and fiction, the works explore the ways memory, place and cultural identity intersect to rese arch how abandoned architectural structures can be used to understand a collective past and how they can be imbued into narrative identities to rethink and reimagine a more inclusive and sustainable future. 

Transition Mirrors II , 2019

Louis Vuitton, Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan

Photo by Louis Vuitton