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Attilio Stocchi


Biographical notes
Attilio Stocchi graduated in 1991 from Milan Polytechnic, where he studied under Vittoriano Viganò.
He lives and works in Milan.
His design career, ranging from open spaces to monuments, art venues, environmental systems, exhibits and installations, maps out a journey of experimental research in which word and shadow are fragments of the architectural construction process.
His many open spaces include: Aurea (2001), Piazza Mario Codussi in Lenna (BG), (Abitare, 400, November 2000); Palinsesto (2002), Piazza Angelo Maj in Schilpario (BG), (Abitare, 440, June 2004); Polla (2005), Piazza Libertà in Spirano (BG), (Abitare, 465, October 2006); Galaverna (2005), Piazza Castello in Castel Rozzone (BG), (Abitare, 465, October 2006); Viridis (2006), Piazza San Fermo in Almè (BG), (Abitare, 474, July-August 2007), which won an Honourable Mention for Public Spaces and Infrastructures in 2009, Gold Medal for Italian Architecture.
He has conceived and curated numerous monument metamorphosis projects including: Lucegugliavoce (2007), a performance in which the statues located on the spires of Milan Cathedral dialogue with each other, transforming the building into an open-air theatre (Domus, 909, December 2007; Abitare, 474, July-August 2007); Librocielo for the Milan Furniture Show (2012), a multimedia event animated by the voices of the books conserved in the Ambrosian Library and Art Gallery, which earned an Honourable Mention for Installations, Gold Medal at the Triennale 2015.
His interiors include Trafitta (2002), Loft in Ciserano (BG), (Abitare, 418, June 2002; Loft, Federico Motta Editore, 2003); Iride in Milan, (Abitare, 474, July-August 2007). His parks include ParcoLumen (2011), in Lumezzane (BS), which earned an Honourable Mention for Parks and Gardens 2012, Gold Medal for Italian Architecture. He has created numerous art venues and environmental systems, including Vortice (2013), a spectacular new belvedere on the banks of the river Adda, Vaprio d’Adda (MI), (Domus, 974, November 2013); PadiglioneLumen (2011), a building in Lumezzane (BS); Bulbo (2008), art gallery, a “hypogeometric” polyhedron in the historic centre of Milan, which won the Vergilius d’Oro Award, Electa in 2008 and an Honourable Mention for Culture/Leisure 2009, Gold Medal for Italian Architecture (Domus, 917, September 2008); Cuorebosco (2011), an installation that created a forest of lights, sounds and misty trees in Piazza San Fedele, Milan; Interiora (2014), a sound sculpture at Rocca d’Olgisio (PC).
His exhibits and installations include the design and creation of 7011, an exhibition entitled “Gio Ponti. Torre del Parco e altri esagoni. Metamorfosi di un cristallo” (“Gio Ponti. Torre del Parco and other hexagons. Metamorphosis of a crystal”) (1997), held in the Salone delle Cerimonie at the Palazzo dell’Arte (Abitare, 367, November 1997; Museum exhibits, Federico Motta Editore, 2003); Fluxum (2004), at the Palazzo Reale in Milan; Attesa (2010), for the Italian Pavilion at the 22nd Venice Architecture Biennale; Seme (2013), a sculpture marking the opening of the new Foscarini flagship store in Milan; Stadia (2015) for the exhibition “EX_PO. Milano e la sua distanza” (“EX_PO. Milan and its distance”) held at the Milan Triennale (Domus, 988, February 2015).
In 2015, he conceived and designed the opening event for the Milan International Furniture Show entitled “Favilla. Ogni luce una voce” (“Spark. Every light a voice”).
In 2016, he designed the Milan Pavilion (Vermiglia) and the Pavilion for the Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape Heritage Commission (Umbracula) at the 21st Triennale.
In 2017, he created “Muse”, an event and installation held in the Sala delle Cariatidi in Palazzo Reale for Museocity Milano.
He designed the Collina di Ermes in Palazzo Citterio in Milan (Domus, 1027, September 2018).
He is currently involved in a major project to remodel the Roman amphitheatre in Milan, with and for the Commissioner for Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape Heritage Antonella Ranaldi (PAN. Amphitheatrum Naturae).
During his experimental career, he has worked with various artists including musicians (Luciano Berio), painters (Mimmo Paladino), sculptors (Iginio Balderi) and scriptwriters (Tonino Guerra).


Studio ACA

architecture firm

The ACA (Amore Campione Architettura) architecture practice opened in Catania in 2010. It was founded by Sebastiano Amore and Angela Maria Campione to seek a union of architectural theory, research and experimentation. In 2011, Corrado S. Gioia joined the team. They have taken part in numerous competitions, receiving recognition and having their designs built, such as: a competition in 2014 to regenerate the Savona seafront; a competition in 2013 to revamp the Inarcassa premises in Rome; winning a 2012 competition to regenerate the Duilio di Favignana seafront (Trapani province), for which they also received a mention at the Mauro Rostagno Architecture Award.

Sebastiano Amore was born in Catania in 1980 and graduated in architectural engineering and architecture from the University of Catania. He has also taught at the University of Catania in the Architectonic Composition I and II courses. In 2009, he worked with the 5+1AA practice to design museums, restaurants and residential high-rise buildings. He has displayed his work at Milan’s Triennale di Architettura and Salone del Mobile, and at Venice’s IUAV university.

Angela Maria Campione was born in Marsala in 1981 and graduated in architectural engineering and architecture from the University of Catania, obtaining the highest marks possible. She has taught technical courses at the University of Catania. Since 2008, she has designed and built a number of houses and shops.


Leonardo Sonnoli

Art director

Claudio Santini

Biographical notes
Claudio Santini began his career as a journalist in the late 1950s working for the Italian daily newspaper Il Resto del Carlino, initially in the branch editorial office in Ravenna then as a news reporter in Bologna, and finally as a correspondent. A specialist in legal affairs, he reported on many of the most dramatic trials of the past thirty years and provided expert reporting and analysis on the phenomenon of terrorism in Italy. He now contributes as a freelancer to publications on communication, law and history.
One of the founders of the School of Journalism at the University of Bologna, he teaches ethics and coordinates training courses for professional licensing examinations.
He has been on several editorial committees and has served as chairman of the Emilia-Romagna Association of Journalists from 1995 to 2004, as a member of the national board from 2004 to 2010, and as a member of the executive board and Cultural Committee. He is currently chairman of the Emilia-Romagna Regional disciplinary board and professor of ethics on the master’s course in journalism at the University of Bologna.

Andrea Serri

Biographical notes
Andrea Serri is Head of Communications for Confindustria Ceramica and Cersaie, as well as Coordinator of the Association’s Communication and Promotion Department.
He graduated with honours in international marketing from the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Modena and has worked as a journalist since September 1991.
He is editor of Cer il giornale della Ceramica, Cer Magazine Italia and Cer Magazine International, and in the past has contributed to several economics and trade magazines. He has written the book Roma - Sassuolo: biglietto di sola andata. Piccola storia dell’industria italiana delle piastrelle [Rome – Sassuolo: one-way ticket. Short history of the Italian tile industry], the Ceramica Amica consumer guide, and a chapter in the book San Faustino. La chiesa del Concilio.
His work in collaboration with the Confindustria Ceramica Research Department has included the production of various Intelligent Marketing tools such as the Bussole Mercati [Market Guides].

Matthias Sauerbruch


Biographical notes

Matthias Sauerbruch is an architect, founding partner of Sauerbruch Hutton. From 1985 to 1990 he taught at the AA, from 1995 to 2001 he was professor at the TU Berlin, and from 2001 to 2007 professor at the Stuttgart Akademie der Bildenden Künste. He was a visiting professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design from 2008 to 2011 and a guest professor at Universität der Künste Berlin from 2012 to 2014. Sauerbruch has lectured, chaired and participated in juries and contributed to conferences around the globe. He is a founding member of the German Sustainable Building Council, a commissioner of the Zurich Building Council, a trustee of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, a member of the Berlin Akademie der Künste and a Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Sauerbruch Hutton is an international award-winning agency for architecture, urbanism and design founded by Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch in 1989. Sauerbruch Hutton has been recognised for its long-term engagement with sustainability. Its integrated design approach aims for an architecture that combines ecological performance with intuition and sensuality. Among Sauerbruch Hutton’s projects are the GSW Headquarters in Berlin, the Brandhorst Museum in Munich and the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau, all benchmarks for sustainable design. Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch were awarded the Erich Schelling Prize in 1998, the Fritz Schumacher Prize for Architecture in 2003, the International Honour Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2010 and the Gottfried-Semper-Award 2013. For the Immanuel Church in Cologne Sauerbruch Hutton was awarded the German Architecture Award 2015. The practice is currently working on a number of projects in Germany and Europe, including the M9 Museum of the 20th Century in Venice.


Giampietro Sacchi

Interior designer

Biographical notes

Interior designer and director of the masters “High education design” at – Polytechnic University of Milan. He has been also professor at the design faculty of the Milan Polytechnic University and  President of AIPi – Italian Association of Interior Designers.


Alessandro Sistri


Biographical notes

During his professional and academic career at the Carlo Bo University of Urbino, Alessandro Sistri has worked in the fields of territorial and business communications, enhancement and promotion of the local identity, tourism and cultural marketing. He has over ten years’ experience in the organisation of hospitality circuits in various national contexts. Since the Eighties he has been responsible for many different projects in the field of territorial marketing and local and business promotion, on behalf of public institutions and private associations. He has published a number of books with Touring Club Italiano and other Italian publishers including Slow Food, Diabasis, Minerva and others besides. His bibliography runs from scientific to popular studies of territorial, ethnographic, historical and sociological identity and to information guides on the cultural and environmental heritage of many Italian areas.


Enrique Sobejano


Biographical notes

Enrique Sobejano has worked as an architect since graduating from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning at Columbia University in New York in 1981. He is professor at the Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK), where he holds the chair of Principles of Design. He has been a visiting critic and lecturer at various international universities worldwide. From 1986 to 1991 he was co-director of the architectural journal ARQUITECTURA, published by the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid. He chairs and participates in international conferences and juries and is a founding partner of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos.

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos was founded in 1985 by Enrique Sobejano and Fuensanta Nieto, and has offices in Madrid and, since 2007, in Berlin. Along with being widely published in international magazines and books, the firm’s work has been exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia in 2000, 2002, 2006, and 2012; at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, in 2006; and at the Kunsthaus in Graz in 2008. They are the recipients of the 2008 National Prize for Restoration from the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the 2010 Nike Prize issued by the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA), as well as the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2010, the Piranesi Prix de Rome in 2011, and, in 2012, the European Museum of the Year Award and the Hannes Meyer Prize. Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos currently have projects in Germany, Spain, Austria, India, and Morocco.



Biographical notes

 Saturnino (Ascoli Piceno, 1969) is regarded by critics as one of the top international bassists. A composer of both cult and popular music, Saturnino made his solo recording debut in 1995 with Testa di basso, an album that reveals his exceptional technical mastery and a never self-serving virtuosity, as well as outstanding compositional skills and eclecticism. Saturnino wrote all the tracks on Testa di basso and alternates on bass, drums and guitar.
The album met with considerable critical and public acclaim and was the only work by an Italian artist to be released on the prestigious American label Verve. The same year, Verve invited Saturnino to perform at the official Italian presentation at the Propaganda club in Milan alongside Chris Botti and Gary Thomas.
However, Testa di basso was not Saturnino’s first recording experience as he had previously collaborated with Lorenzo Jonavotti in 1991 as bassist and co-writer. He went on to record a total of eight albums with Jovanotti, including a live double album.
His other solo CDs are Zelig (1996), the live album SaTOURnino (1997) and Clima (2000). A versatile instrumentalist capable of adapting to any style, his albums bring together inspirations ranging from his classical music studies (he began studying violin at the age of five) to his passion for funk, jazz, rock and hip hop. Although his music lends itself naturally to a wide range of influences, it rejects all forms of direct reference. Saturnino embraces a concept of musical nomadism in which the artist can move freely in musical territory previously occupied by others. He shuns passive repetition and instead uses creativity to achieve fresh and complex forms of musical expression.
A milestone in Saturnino’s musical and personal development was his meeting in 1991 with Lorenzo Jovanotti. The strong rapport established between the two spawned such successful tracks as L’ombelico del mondo, Io No, Penso Positivo and Salvami. Saturnino also provided the powerful rhythmic base for Il mio nome è mai più, a track recorded by Pierò Pelù, Jovanotti and Ligabue in 1999 to support Emergency. With sales topping six hundred thousand, it became one of the most successful singles of the past decade.


Ko Sliggers

Biographical notes
Around 1980, Ko Sliggers was one of the iconoclastic young designers who contributed to what has become known as the ‘Dumbar style’.

After two years at Studio Dumbar, Sliggers worked as an independent designer, became a professional cook in Rotterdam, Italy and France, switched back from food to design, collaborating with Jan van Toorn for the Delta Expo, designed the first Rotterdam Foto Biënnale exhibition, designing post stamps and books, theater posters and exhibitions, producing challenging visuals at Studio Anthon Beeke and, in 2002, set up a one-man studio in Lalleweer, in the northern province of Groningen where he started his font foundry In 2007 after the release of his book ‘Sus domesticus, the pig on your table’ he went to France to set up a restaurant. From winter 2008 he lives in Italy where was a chef on the island Lipari, teaches graphic design at Abadir academy, designs his fonts and collaborates with design studios. His cookbook ‘cooking between volcanoes’ will be published in the autumn of 2013.

‘Although he was trained by Chris Brand at the St.Joost Academy in Breda, Sliggers is not part of the Dutch tradition of literary, historically inspired type design. Sliggers’s work has always stood out for its energy and unconventionality.’ (Jan Middendorp in ‘Dutch Type’)


Stefano Salis

Stefano Salis, 39, from Sant’Antioco in Sardinia, is a journalist with the Sunday supplement to Il Sole 24 Ore. He works in the fields of publishing, literature and music. He edited the issue of the Quaderno dell’Associazione Amici di Sciascia devoted to Sciascia as a heretic of the crime genre (La vita felice, 2006) and the preface to the Italian edition of Il controllo della parola by André Schiffrin (Bollati Boringhieri, 2006). In his work Nero su giallo, Salis argues that Sciascia, more than any other twentieth century Italian writer, contributed to legitimising the crime novel as a literary genre. Sciascia’s entire work, he argues, can be read in terms of an investigation, of a mystery to be solved: there is not a single book of his that is not in some way also a crime novel.He lectures at the Culture and journalism profession workshops at the University of Milan and teaches on the Cultural journalism Master’s course in publishing at the Fondazione Mondadori.

Augusto Sainati

Professor of Film history, theory and analysis, Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples
Augusto Sainati teaches Film history, theory and analysis at the Suor Orsola Benincasa University in Naples. He studied at the universities of Pisa and Paris III and has worked as a radio writer for RadioRai and as a contributor to numerous magazines and newspapers. He is currently working on previously unpublished texts by Federico Fellini.

Antonino Saggio

Architect, lecturer Quaroni Architecture Faculty, La Sapienza University
Antonino Saggio is an architect and town planner. He teaches Architectural and Urban Design at La Sapienza University in Rome and is editor of the series "IT Revolution In Architecture / La Rivoluzione Informatica", which has contributed to renewing the research lines of national and international culture regarding the relationship between Architecture and Information Technology.
Among his recent books are: “Introduzione alla Rivoluzione Informatica in Architettura” (Carocci 2007), “Trivellazioni nel futuro” (Testo&Immagine 1996, 1997, 1998) and “Frank O. Gehry Architetture residuali” (Testo&Immagine 1997, 1998). His essays have also been published in English in volumes, in international exhibition catalogues (“Digital | Real”, “Architectura Et Machina”, “Architecture Animation”), in magazines ("Architectural Design", "Architese", "Jae" "Op.Cit", etc.), and during the Nineties he was a regular contributor to  "Domus" and "Costruire".
Fitz-Gibbon Professor at the Carnegie-Mellon University of Pittsburgh and Gast Professor at the GhK in Kassel, in the Eighties he was Assistant Professor at the Carnegie-Mellon University. He has held conferences at the ETH in Zurich, the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, the Architectural Association of London, the IUAV in Venice and in many other professional and academic institutions throughout the world.

Aldo Schiavone

Director of Italian Human Sciences Institute
Born in Naples in 1944, Aldo Schiavone graduated in Law in Naples in 1966.  From 1983 to 2005 he was a Full Professor in Roman Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Florence, and from 2005 has been a Full Professor in Roman Law at the Italian Institute of Human Sciences. Head of the Department of the History and Theory of Law at the University of Florence from 1997 to 1999. Head of the Faculty of Law of the University of Florence from 1999 to 2002. Director of the Consortium of the Italian Institute of Human Sciences since 2002. Director of the Italian Institute of Human Sciences since 2005. Directeur de Recherche Invité at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris in  1985, 1993 and 1999. In 1998 he became a member of the Institute for Advanced Study (School for Historical Studies) at Princeton University. Director of the “Istituto Gramsci” Foundation in Rome from 1980 to 1988. President of the Historical Studies School of the University of San Marino. Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Science since 2007. He has been writing for "La Repubblica" since 1985.

Francesco Sabbato

Francesco Saverio Sabbato was born in Milan on 28 April 1962 and graduated from the Polytechnic University of Milan in Civil Building Engineering, specialising in Technological Ergotechnics. He is a member of the Order of Engineers of Milan.
His professional experience includes work related to the production, promotion, sale and application of products (including special products) in the area of civil engineering.
Since 2007 he has been working for Certiquality as Technical Manager for Construction Products and Head of the Building Sector.

Bruce Sterling

Biographical notes
Bruce Sterling is an Austin-born (April 14th 1954) science fiction writer and Net critic, internationally recognized as a cyberspace theorist who is also still based there. However, as a child he also spent a lot of time in India, which can partly explain why today still Sterling is fond of Bollywood movies. Sterling studied journalism. He published his first book, Involution Ocean, in 1977. However, he first started becoming famous in Austin by organizing every year a Christmas party where he would present digital art. In the 80s Sterling published Cheap Truth a series of fanzines, which are magazines for fans of a particular performer, group, or form of entertainment. He did so under the surprising but revealing pen name of Vincent Omniaveritas. In latin, “vincit omnia veritas” means “truth conquers all things”. Sterling’s writings have been very influential in the cyberpunk movement in literature, specifically the novels Heavy Weather (1994), Islands in the Net (1988), Schismatrix (1985), The Artificial Kid (1980).
In 2003 Bruce Sterling became Professor of Internet studies and science fiction at the at the European Graduate School where he teaches intensive Summer seminars. In 2005 he became "visionary in residence" at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Sterling lived for several years in Serbia with Jasmina Tesanovic his second wife, a Serbian author and film-maker. In September 2007 he moved to Italy where he found a peaceful place to live in Turin. Sterling has travelled the world giving many speeches and collecting awards too. For example, the Campbell Award in 1989 for his novel Islands in the Net, the Hugo Award both in 1997 and 1999 for his novelettes Bicycle Repairman and Taklamakan respectively, the Hayakawa Award in 1999 also for Taklamakan, as well as the Clarke Award in 2000 for his novel Distraction.
Along with William Gibson, another one of the major figures of cyberpunk, Bruce Sterling co-authored the novel The Difference Engine (1990), a novel which is part of the steampunk sub-genre. The novel forms an alternate or speculative history set in 1855 London, which is anachronistically advanced. Bruce Sterling is the co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Bruce Sterling published Black Swan in 2010, which has been critically acclaimed. In an interview by Rhys Hughes, Sterling is being asked about the philosophical depth of the book, to which he answers in an insightful manner:
As well as being a leading science fiction writer, Bruce Sterling has been involved with numerous projects and written several books of futurist theory. He was the founder of the Dead Media Project, an on-line reliquary, or archive, to forgotten, or dead, media technologies. In this way, he looked to the past through the future, anticipating, almost, in the shininess of new media, its utter destruction for the advent of something else:
Bruce Sterling also founded the Viridian Design Movement, an environmental aesthetic movement founded on the ideas of global citizenship, environmental design and techno-progressiveness. Bruce Sterling's numerous book-length essays both question and promote how the future is shaping our concepts of self, time and space. In Shaping Things (2005), he offers a history of shaped objects, moving from the most rudimentary hand-made artifacts through to the complex machinery which defines our current existence. In Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years (2002), Bruce Sterling examines how today’s technologies will affect our future lives.
Written in a wry, intelligent style, Bruce Sterling’s book makes bold claims on the future, examining scientists’ use of medicine to extend our lives while examining at the same time our seemingly bottomless thirst for oil. Bruce Sterling’s most acclaimed book, The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Order on the Electronic Frontier (1993) is a deep history of the birth of cyberspace, following the periphery of the development of technology from the first telephone hackers to the government’s attack on several prominent hackers in 1990.
Bruce Sterling’s novels include: Intuition Ocean (1977), The Artifical Kid (1980), Heavy Weather (1994), Holy Fire (1996), Distraction (1998), Zeitgeist (2000), The Zenith Angle (2004), Kiosk (2007), and most recently The Caryatids (2009). His essay collection and non-fiction books include: The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Order on the Electronic Frontier (1993), Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years (2002), and Shaping Things (2005).
Bruce Sterling has blogged extensively in the blog, Beyond the Beyond published by Wired Magazine and has written many articles, including: “Beyond The Beyond Just another WordPress weblog” in Wired (2009). “Fiction: In the Future, Doing Science Is Like Blogging” in Discover (2009). “SoCal DigiCult” in Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies (2009). “Design Fiction” in Interactions (2009). “Hartmut Bitomsky's Dust” in Art Forum (2008). “Do-Bad Architecture - Assessing the influence of socially responsible architecture” in Architectural record (2008). “Self-Reliance 2008 - Like your Leatherman? Love your iPhone? Still to come: The ultimate open-source ultragadget” in The Atlantic monthly (2008). “Dispatches from the Hyperlocal Future - That's hyperas in linked and local as in location. It's a new kind of city in which you're never out of touch and never out of options” in Wired (2007). “Two Short Stories – ‘The Interoperation’” in Technology review: MIT's magazine of innovation (2007). “Mechanization Spurns Command” in Parkett (2007). “MEDIA Green Fashion” in Art Forum (2006). “Petrol Society - As it All Melts Away - Rising prices could erode the oil base of our consumer society, from plastics to textiles. Some scenarios” in Newsweek (2006). “Design Fiction - Der Science Fiction-Autor hat uber die Zukunft des Design nachgedacht. Ein Auszug aus seinem neuen Buch” in Form (2006). “Ivory Tower” in Nature (2005).
Finally, Sterling has also released a number of anthologies: Visionary in Residence: Stories (2006), A Good Old-Fashioned Future (1999), Globalhead (1992), Crystal Express (1989) and Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology (1986).

Eduardo Souto de Moura

Biographical notes
Eduardo Souto de Moura was born on the 25th of July, 1952, in Oporto, Portugal.
He studied architecture at the School of Fine Arts in Oporto, receiving his degree in 1980.
In 1974 he collaborated in the architectural practice of Noé Dinis.
From 1975 to 1979 he collaborated in the architectural practice of Álvaro Siza.
From 1981 to 1991, he was assistant professor in his alma mater, and later began to serve as professor in the Faculty of Architecture in the University of Oporto.
Own office since 1980.
He has been visiting professor at the architectural schools of Paris-Belleville, Harvard, Dublin, ETH Zurich and Lausanne.
He has participated in numerous seminars and given many lectures both in Portugal and abroad.
His work has appeared in various publications and exhibitions. In 2011 he received the Pritzker Prize.

Antonello Stella

n!studio, Rome
Biographical notes
Antonello Stella was born in Legnano (MI) in 1961. He graduates from University of Rome “La Sapienza”, School of Architecture, where he accomplishes his Architectural Design PHd and Improvement Course in Architecture Theory. In 1998 he becomes Teaching Fellow at University of Ferrara, School of Architecture. In 2002 he is named substitute professor in the Interior Design Studio at University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Valle Giulia School of Interior Design
In 1991 he is among the founders of n!studio, in 2002 he is partner of  ferrini::stella:;n!studio associated architects. Projects have been published inside the most relevant architectural magazines, among which Casabella (Archaeological Museum in Pitigliano, 1998) Domus, Architecture Cree (River Museum in Nazzano 2002) Detail , Architectural Review (Laboratory-Storage for Archaeological finds at the  Villa dei Quintili – Rome 2007) AD, (Archaeological Museum in San Vincenzo al Volturno 2007); They have been presented to numerous International Architecture Exhibitions (Venice Biennale 1996, 2000; Milan Triennale 1997, 2003) and have received several awards and recognitions (Inarch Award Lazio 2000 and 2001, Special Price at Medaglia D’Oro for Italian Architecture 2003-2005).
He took part to many conferences both in Italian and Foreign Istitutes ((Ecole Polytecnique in Losanna, Cornell University in Rome,  Ascoli, Pescara, Rome and Venice School of Architecture).

Arturo Salomoni

Scientific Director of Centro Ceramico di Bologna
Biographical notes
Degree in Industrial Chemistry from University of Bologna. Coordinator of Advanced Technical Ceramics Section of Centro Ceramico Bologna, Centre of Research and Experimentation for the Ceramic Industry – Laboratory of Emilia-Romagna Region High Technology Network – and director of the Centro Ceramico thermal analysis laboratory. He works on national and international research projects with specific scientific management roles. He carries out scientific and research activities in the following fields: preparation of colloidal suspensions of ceramic powders, technologies for forming advanced ceramic materials (slip casting, pressure slip casting and injection moulding), functionalisation of ceramic surfaces. He has written more than 70 scientific and general ublications on the above themes invarious Italian and foreign trade magazines, monographs and books.

Riccardo Sighinolfi

General Manager Adesital
Biographical notes
Chemistry Degree from the University of Modena
Since 1978 working in the field of application of ceramic tiles, initially as a laboratory technician and later as Head of R & D and Technical Director.
Since 2000 Managing Director of Adesital  S.p.A. , company part of MAPEI Group.

Daniel Sandersfeld

VDF Federation
Biographical notes
Daniel Sandersfeld, 38, è Managing Director of the company Trauco  Fachhandel
Member of the Board of the German Distributor Association-VDF

Kazuyo Sejima


Biographical notes
Architect. Born in 1956 at Ibaragi. Graduated from Japan Women’s University with Master Degree in Architecture.  Worked for Toyo Ito office for several years and established Kazuyo Sejima & Associates in 1987. In 1995, she established SANAA with Ryue Nishizawa. Main awards are The Prize of Architectural Institute of Japan, The ministry of Education’s Art Encouragement Prize, Pritzker Architecture Prize 2010. Main projects include 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, The Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, Dior Omotesnado, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Rolex Learning Center (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne). Currently, Louvre Lens project is under construction.


Cameron Sinclair

Architect and CEO of Architecture for humanity
Biographical notes
As the Executive Director and co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, Cameron Sinclair is not only an architect, but an author, humanitarian and world-class visionary.
During his studies at the University of Westminster and at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Cameron developed a passion for social, cultural and humanitarian design. His resulting postgraduate thesis focused on providing shelter to New York City’s homeless through sustainable, transitional housing.
Collaborating with Kate Stohr in 1999, he co-founded Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit that helps architects apply their design skills to humanitarian efforts. AFH has since grown into an international hub for humanitarian design, offering innovative solutions to humanitarian crises in all corners of the globe. They operate sixty chapters in twenty-five countries with more than 4,650 volunteer design professionals.
For over ten years, Architecture for Humanity has made a difference by working on projects ranging from schools, health clinics, affordable housing and long term sustainable reconstruction. They have played a pivotal role in the rebuilding efforts in Southern Asia after the tsunami in 2004, on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and in Haiti after the earthquake in 2009.
Cameron Sinclair and AFH have been awarded many honors over the past decade. In 2004 Fortune Magazine named Cameron as one of the Aspen Seven, seven people changing the world for the better. He was named the RISD/Target Emerging Designer of the Year in 2005. In 2006 Cameron was the recipient of the TED prize for the development of the Open Architecture Network. In 2008 he was awarded the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for his work in elevating design in areas of need. Later in 2008 he was profiled alongside Cameron Diaz in the show ICONOCLASTS on the Sundance Channel. In 2009 Cameron and Kate received the Royal Society of Arts Bicentenary Medal. Most recently he was invited to speak at the 2010 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Cameron is also a contributor to The Huffington Post with over 7,500 followers on Twitter.
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