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FACULTY

Alessandro Rocca (Head)
Professor of Architectural and Urban Design
Research topics for Ph.D. Candidates:
1. Architectural Culture. Research on architectural criticism and communication analyzed through exhibitions, journals, magazines, conferences, and publications;

2. Architectural education. Research on the multiple tracks of architectural education. Analyzing courses, master’s and doctoral programs, internship, scholarship, and practice, to understand how the architect’s education evolves and match the contemporary challenges;
3. Sylva. The advance of the wilderness – wood, forest, uncultivated land – brings the unexplored chaos and the unknown nature back into European territories and cities. Studying and designing of the wilderness to develop an experimental laboratory for a post-Anthropocene phase; investigating new dimensions of building and living.

Marco Biraghi (Deputy Head, Theory and History) 
Professor of History of Architecture

Emilia Corradi (Deputy Head, Territorial Fragilities) 
Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban Design

Laura Montedoro (Deputy Head, Global South) 
Professor of Urban Design

Gennaro Postiglione (Deputy Head, International Relations) 
Professor of Interior and Exhibit Design
Research Topics
According to different themes, co-installations of Co-Supervisors will take place, Themes are somehow specific, and Ph.D. Candidates need to find a way to tackle them by adding a subtitle. When focused on a specific work by a specific architect, the dissertation need also to investigate, to a certain extent, the whole architect’s production and concern.

1. New Typologies in Housing;
2. Architecture Ethnography as Design Methodology;

3. Windows design in the architecture of Umberto Riva;
4. The Flower Kiosk by Sigurd Lewerentz in Malmö;
5. Malmö Art Hall by Klas Anshelm;
6. Shoe shop by Pao Alonzo in Madrid.

Guya Bertelli 
Professor of Architectural and Urban Design

Marco Borsotti
Associate Professor of Interior and Exhibit Design
Research Topics
Narrative spaces. Integrated museum systems for cultural heritage and innovative exhibition design methodologies; 
From inside to outside. Adaptive reuse of existing buildings for social inclusion;
Being sacred. Symbolic, formal, and spatial meanings in modern and contemporary sacred architecture.

Marco Bovati
Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban Design

Pier Federico Caliari
Professor of Interior and Exhibit Design

Simona Chiodo
Professor of Philosophy
Research Topics
Aesthetics of Architecture;
Beauty and Aesthetic Categories;
Epistemology;
Philosophy of Technology.

Luigi Cocchiarella
Associate Professor of Architectural Drawing and Graphic Representation
Research Topics
Geometry and graphics in history between science, art, and architecture: treatises and manuals, masters and pioneers;
Analog and digital graphics in architectural research and education: visual processing and computation;
Information strategies in interdisciplinary architectural design workflows: digital artifacts as collaborative networks.

Pierre Alain Croset
Professor of Architectural and Urban Design
Research Topics
Architectural Criticism and Media;
Architecture as a Modification, a paradigm of late Modernism;
Chinese Contemporary Architecture;
Aging and Housing;
Structural Design and Tectonics.

Valentina Dessì
Associate Professor of Architectural Technology
The proposed topics fit transversally into some of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN action program.
In particular, goals 3, 4, 11, 13, 17 represent objectives to be achieved in the proposed themes, referring to:
Thermal comfort in open spaces. Strategies and tools to improve the microclimate at the micro-urban scale (the focus is on H2O, vegetation, and urban materials);
Adaptation strategies to the effects of climate change VS urban livability, Design guidelines for the urban realm in the Mediterranean area;
Open spaces in schools. Enhancement of urban elements for the improvement of environmental and community conditions in the neighborhood (and in the school) and the enhancement of the experiential skills of outdoor learning.
With particular reference to goal 17, in-depth studies and the possibility of co-tutoring with specific skills will be provided.

Andrea Di Franco 
Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban Design

Immacolata C. Forino
Professor of Interior and Exhibit Design
Research Topics
History and Theory of Interior Design.
Gendered Interiors.
Italian Historiography of Interior Design.

Roberto Gigliotti
Associate Professor of Interior and Exhibit Design
Research Topics
1. Museography. Contemporary practices of exhibiting architecture;
2. Public Space. Shared spaces of the contemporary city and their performativity.

Andrea Gritti
Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban Design

Carles Muro Soler
Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban Design

Marco Navarra
Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban Design
Research Topics
1. Terre fragili. Inland areas clearly represent a facet of the concept of Fragile Lands, in which fragility is not the consequence of a traumatic event but of a slow modification of socioeconomic balances and assets. 
2. Tomographies. Topographical sections as a tool for contemporary architectural design.
3. Anthropocene Spatialism.
The research investigates the spatial configurations in which the effects and criticalities of the Anthropocene take shape. 
4. Rurban. New Urban Life in Chinese Rural Landscape.

Filippo Orsini
Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban Design

Orsina Simona Pierini 
Professor of Architectural and Urban Design
Research Topics
Housing and Urban Design, 
History and Theory of Architectural Design; 
Italian and Milanese Modern Historiography of Architectural Design;
Spanish Modern Historiography of Architectural Design.

Alessandro Rogora
Professor of Architectural Technology

Pierluigi Salvadeo
Professor of Interior and Exhibit Design

Luigi Spinelli
Professor of Architectural and Urban Design
Research Topics
Relations between architectural composition and history of architecture;
Italian Architecture of the XXth century;
New intervention on architectural heritage.

Ilaria Valente
Professor of Architectural and Urban Design

 

Board of Experts

Fabrizia Berlingieri
Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban Design
Research Topics
Urban Architectures; Design for Transitions;
Infrastructure and Urban Form;
Contemporary Architectural Design Theories.

Matteo Clementi
Senior Lecturer of Architectural Technology

Barbara Coppetti
Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban Design

Antonella Contin
Senior Lecturer of Architectural and Urban Design

 
Professor of Architectural and Urban Design
 

Cassandra Cozza
Lecturer of Architectural and Urban Design
Research Topics
1. architectural and urban design paradigms;
2. the recovery of the architectural and infrastructural heritage – deepening issues related to abandonment and the relationship between heritage and design;
3. the transformation of contemporary public space.

Luca M.F. Fabris
Associate Professor of Architectural Technology
Research Topic
Environmental Design

Carlo Gandolfi
Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban Design, Università di Parma

Stefano Guidarini
Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban Design

Stamatina Kousidi
Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban Design
Research Topics
Architecture and the Environment;
Architectural Design, Environmental Performance and Modernity;

Theories of 20th-century
Architecture: Utopias and Continuities of the Modern.

Francesca Lanz
Senior Lecturer of Interior Architecture and Design
Francesca Lanz’s academic expertise lies at the intersection of different fields, ranging from interior architecture, museum and exhibition design, to museum and heritage studies, with a particular interest in the potential intertwinements between different disciplinary approaches, theories, and practices. Her research activity develops across these areas, and it notably revolves around the role of the built environment and museums in contemporary societies, with key attention to neglected heritages and difficult memories and stories. Dr. Lanz welcomes applications to study for PhD research degrees in these subjects, preferably yet not exclusively pertaining to the following topics:
City museums evolution and contemporary development;
Adaptive reuse practices, approaches, and theories;
Musealisation and/or adaptive reuse of neglected built heritage and sites of difficult history (notably including prisons).

Jacopo Leveratto
Senior Lecturer of Interior and Exhibit Design 
Research Topics
Critical Spatial Practices;
Public Space Design;
Post-human Architecture.

Marco Lucchini
Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban Design

Camillo Magni
Senior Lecturer of Architectural and Urban Design
Research Topics
Contemporary Urban Housing;
Design for Development in the Global South.

Andrea Oldani
Lecturer of Landscape Architecture
Research Topics
Landscape of Contemporary Infrastructures;
Urban Regeneration and Resilient Public Spaces;
Riverscapes Recovering.

Matteo Poli
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Sara Protasoni
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
Research Topics
Post Industrial Landscape;
Recover of Productive Architecture;
Evolution of Contemporary Public Space;
Architectural Design in Informal Settlement.

Roberto Rizzi
Associate Professor of Interior and Exhibit Design

Giulia Setti  
Lecturer of Architectural and Urban Design
Research Topics
Post Industrial Landscape;
Recover of Productive Architecture;
Evolution of Contemporary Public Space;
Architectural Design in Informal Settlement.

Michele Ugolini
Associate Professor of Interior and Exhibit Design

Advisory Board
Najla Allani (Ecole Nationale d’Architecture de Tunis), Oya Atalay Frank (ZHAW, Wintherthur), Tom Avermaete (ETH Zurich), Matthias Graf von Ballestrem (HafenCity Universität Hamburg), Luca Basso Peressut (Polimi), Jo van den Berghe (KU Leuven), Carlo Berizzi (Università di Pavia), Margitta Buchert (Leibniz Universität Hannover), Carmen Diez Medina (EINA Zaragoza), Carmen Espegel (ETSAM Madrid), Carlotta Fontana (Polimi), Pierfranco Galliani (Polimi), Jörg Gleiter (TU Berlin), Joao Gomes da Silva (Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio), Christoph Grafe (Universitaet Wuppertal), Marco Hemmerling (Technische Hochschule Köln), Claus Peder Pedersen (Aarhus School of Architecture), Michele Sbacchi (Università di Palermo), Annalisa Viati Navone (ENS Architecture Versailles), Tadeja Zupancic (University of Ljubljana)