Royal College of Art, UK
Marisa Ferreira is an artist and practice based PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art in London with the project: “Waste Matter. Public Art and the (Im) Materiality of Post-Colonial Memory”. Her research is concerned with ruins created by industrial development in places under extractive colonialism and popular resistance, economic dispute and ecological crisis. Her practice focuses on interdisciplinary artistic expressions in particular sculpture and site-specific projects and draws from material culture, “critical spatial practice” and the idea of waste as an agent for “radical change” in order to explore alternative ways to rethink and reimagine a more inclusive politics of memory, sustainable and emphatic urban policy.