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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 a design studio for the BA Architecture at Central Saint Martins-University of Arts London and the Visiting School Casting Castaways for the Architectural Association. 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, and KU Leuven. 

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, 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