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Department of Architecture



I am an architect, researcher and educator trained in Italy and the UK. Besides working as Design Fellow at the University of Cambridge, I run Diploma 13 unit and the Visiting School Casting Castaways at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.

I have previously taught design, urbanism and history and theory of architecture at institutions including London’s Royal College of Art, Leeds Beckett University, the University of Cagliari, KU Leuven and Central Saint Martins-University of Arts London. 

As a practicing architect I have worked on large-scale housing projects for architectural offices in Italy and the UK and on small scale domestic projects and retrofit as an independent architect. I have an interest in craft - sandcasting and pottery in particular.   

My research explores the role of major public institutions across the divide of the urban and rural conditions, with a specific interest in carcerality and debates about restorative justice and the abolition of prisons. I am currently working on three research projects at the intersection of architecture, history, critical criminology, and photography: Territories of Incarceration, Carceral Islands, and Architecture for Restorative Justice. In 2013, I was Visiting Scholar at GSAPP-Columbia University and in 2020-22 I was Marie Sklodowska Curie Post-doc Fellow at KU Leuven, Belgium.

Design Fellow MPhil (MAUD) and MArch