Marco Brizzi, PhD, is architecture critic and curator. He teaches Architectural Design at California State University (since 2000), Video, Media, and Architecture and Theories of Architecture at Kent State University (since 2009), both in Florence. He also teaches Theory and History of Design Communication at University of San Marino. Founder and president of Image www.image-web.org, a company whose aim is enhancing the design discourse by promoting a wider knowledge of media issues in architecture, Marco Brizzi founded and curated from 1997 to 2009 the Beyond Media festival, an event promoted by the Italian Ministry of Culture, the Municipality of Florence, and the University of Florence. He has been for 16 years director of “arch’it” www.architettura.it, online architectural magazine founded in 1995: the first and one of the most widely read Italian digital magazine on architecture. Among his other editorial activities, Marco has been editor in chief of FFF www.firenzefastforward.it, magazine devoted to design visions for the city of Florence. In 2015, his intention to share a wide collection of architecture videos and his personal experience on this specific kind of documents brought him to create the archive/magazine “The Architecture Player”. Marco Brizzi received prestigious acknowledgements. He has been appointed as a juror in competition and prize juries, in Italy and abroad. He is advisor for the Mies van der Rohe Award. As director of “arch’it” he was finalist for the Golden Medal to architectural criticism awarded by the Triennale di Milano.
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