Matteo Agnoletto is a researcher in architectural composition at the Department of Architecture of the University of Bologna. He has worked in the practices of Renzo Piano and Jean Nouvel. From 2003 to 2008 he was chief editor of the magazine Parametro. From 2005 to 2008 he collaborated with the architecture section at the Triennale in Milan under the direction of Fulvio Irace. He gained his research doctorate with supervisor Cino Zucchi. He is the coordinator of the “Ricerca Emilia” laboratory set up by the University of Bologna to coordinate the post-earthquake activities in the municipalities affected by the earthquake. He recently published “La campagna necessaria” (Quodlibet 2012).
Jacques Attali, born in Algiers on 1st November 1943, is an intellectual, economist, philosopher and historian. He taught Economic Theory at the École Polytechnique and Paris-Dauphine University. Editorialist of “Express”, he has written dozens of books, translated into more than twenty languages, including essays, novels, children’s books, biographies and theatrical works. He became political advisor to François Mitterand during his first office as President (1981-1990), and in 1991 was appointed Chairman of the EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, the financial institute created at Attali’s own initiative by Western governments to accompany the countries of Central Europe and the ex-Soviet Union in their transition towards a free market economy. He remained in office until 1994. Unanimously considered one of the world’s greatest experts in economics and international relations, he was directly chosen in 2007 by President Nicholas Sarkozy to chair the “Commission pour la libération de la croissance française” (Commission for the freedom of growth).