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Adriana Granato

Adriana is a lecturer at Politecnico of Milan. In 2014 she obtained a PhD in “Design and Technologies for Cultural Heritage” at Politecnico of Milan and the Architectural Association School…

Alejandro Zaera

Alejandro Zaera Polo established Foreign Office Architects in 1993 in London. He started AZPML as a legacy practice of FOA after its dissolution in 2011.Besides his professional practice, Alejandro was…

Alessandro Melis

Alessandro Melis is the curator of the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2020. He’s Professor at the University of Portsmouth since 2016. His specialist teaching, supervisory and research interests…

Andrew Leach

Andrew Leach is Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Architecture, at the University of Sydney. His books include Manfredo Tafuri (2007), The Baroque in…

Claudio Strinati

Claudio Strinati is a member of the “Accademia Nazionale di San Luca”. He curated several exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad, among which Caravaggio at “Scuderie del Quirinale” in 2010….

Denise Rao Costanzo

Denise Rao Costanzo is an assistant professor of theory and criticism at the Pennsylvania State University. An architectural historian with a background in architecture and art history, her research centers…

Elisa Dainese

Visiting Fellow 2019/2020 Dr. Dainese is currently Assistant Professor of Architecture at Dalhousie University, Canada. She works on issues of decolonization and postcolonial theory, global history and modernism with a…

Franco Purini

Franco Purini, architect, theorist and draftsman, is ware professor in architecture design at Facoltà di Architettura dell’Università di Roma “Sapienza”. Member of the dell’Accademia Nazionale di San Luca and of…

Giovanni Corbellini

Giovanni Corbellini is full professor in the field of architectural design at the Polytechnic of Turin. Since 2008 he is member of the faculty of the international PhD Villard de…

Luca Molinari

Luca Molinari, architect and critic, is the director of the M9 – Museo del ’900 editorial director of the magazine Platform. Architecture and Design. He’s curator of the Padiglione Italiano…

Marco Biraghi

Marco Biraghi is Professor of the History of Contemporary Architecture at Milan Polytechnic University, where he graduated in 1986 under Massimo Cacciari. He is the author of remarkable books among…

Marco Brizzi

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…

Marco Cappelletti

Marco Cappelletti, photographer, born in 1987, lives and works between Milan and Venice. Until 2011 he studied and worked in the field of precision mechanics. In 2013 he graduated in…

Margherita Petranzan

Margherita Petranzan is an architect and designer, who graduated in 1972 from IUAV, Venice. Founder and owner of the Petranzan-Bovo architectural studio since 1974, she deals with public, private, restoration,…

Maria Luisa Frisa

Maria Luisa Frisa, critic and fashion curator, is a professor and the director of the course degree in Design della moda e Arti multimediali at Venice IUAV. She’s the president…

Paola Nicolin

PhD and architecture historian, is a researcher, editor and curator. Since 2009 she’s been teaching at Università Bocconi of Milan, where she researches about art history of the 20th century…

Paolo Portoghesi

Historian, critic and architect, he has been ware professor at Università La Sapienza in Rome. Portoghesi directed several architecture magazine, as Controspazio, Materia, Abitare la terra, he published hundreds of…

Paolo Zermani

Since 1990 Paolo Zermani is full professor in architecture design at “Università di Firenze”, and from 2015 he’s been teaching at the “Accademia di architettura della Svizzera italiana in Mendrisio”….

Pascal Schwaighofer

Pascal Schwaighofer lives and works in Zurich (CH) and Ithaca (USA). He graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan and is currently a Ph.D. student at the Cornell…

Renato Rizzi

Renato Rizzi is author of the project of the Casa Museo Depero, “medaglia d’oro all’architettura Italiana”2 in 2009, and of Teatro Elisabettiano in Danzica, “medaglia d’oro all’architettura italiana” in 2015….

Riccardo Blumer

Riccardo Blumer was born in Nembro, in Bergamo province. He obtained his degree in architecture at Milan Polytechnic in 1982, after that he worked for the Mario Botta Studio in…

Sylvia Lavin

Sylvia Lavin is Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture at the School of Architecture, Princeton University. She is a leading figure in contemporary architecture debate, known for her…

Tiffany Lynn Hunt

Tiffany Lynn Hunt received her PhD from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia in May 2020. Her current projects include a number of edited anthologies: Mannerist…

Valter Scelsi

Valter Scelsi is an architect and researcher who teaches architectural design at the University of Genoa. From 2001 to 2011 his activity was linked to Sp10, the architectural office he…

Wilfried Wang

With Barbara Hoidn, Wilfried Wang is the founder of Hoidn Wang Partner in Berlin. Since 2002, he is O’Neil Ford Centennial Professor in Architecture at The University of Texas at…

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