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ORAZIO CARPENZANO

orazio.carpenzano@uniroma1.it
Modica, 1958
Architect, PhD

Full Professor of Architecture and Urban Design in the Faculty of Architecture of the University “La Sapienza” of Rome.
Member of the board of the Department of Architecture (DiAP) and the College of Teachers of PhD Theory and Project.
Member of the Advisory Technical Committee on behalf of “Struttura di Missione” of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Expert Member of the “Consiglio Superiore dei Lavori Pubblici”.
Coordinator for the publishing activity of the Department in which he directs the ArCo (Architecture and Contexts Research Studio).
Member of the Scientific Committee of INARCH Lazio.
Former director of the Quasar Institute of Rome (postgraduate school of design) from 2000 to 2007 and of the Culture Committee of the Architecture Faculty of Sapienza Università di Roma.
He currently directs the PhD Theory and Project publishing series (Print PhD) and coordinates the DiAP Print / Projects and DiAP / Theories publishing series of the Department of Architecture and Design.
Taking part in competitions, individually, as a group practice and with other groups, he has earned awards and nominations. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale and in some group exhibitions in Rome, Barcelona and Delft.
Projects and writings appear in publications and national and international magazines.
Recently he coordinated the project for the redevelopment of the House of the Third Army in Redipuglia. Former coordinator of the preliminary and final architectural design work and of the construction phase of the ongoing Rome Fiumicino logistic centre.
He coordinated the research project and the setting up for the Sapienza group in the MAXXI Roma 20-25 New city life cycles exhibition.
In addition to urban design research focused on the contemporary city (for projects of Lanciano Corso Trento e Trieste and for the revision of the Chioggia Harbour Redevelopment Masterplan), he has undertaken more complex trajectories and original intersections between architecture, art and new technologies.
Since 2002, he created and produced works like Physico, Sylvatica, PYCTA and Hallalunalalone within ALTROEQUIPE, where he held a research based on the interaction between dance, sound, architecture, motion capture and motion graphics technologies.
He wrote numerous essays on topics of the theories and techniques of architectural and urban design.
Editor of the “Capitolium” magazine and editor in chief of DAAC’s (Department of Architecture and City Analysis) “Groma” publishing series.
He is the author of (among other publications):
Ripensare le discariche, DiAP PRINT / TEORIE series, Quodlibet, Macerata 2016 (with A. Capuano);
Idea immagine architettura. Tecniche di invenzione architettonica e composizione, 2^ ed. cured by Fabio Balducci, Gangemi Editore, Roma [1993] 2013;
Il parco e la città. Il territorio storico dell’Appia nel futuro di Roma, DiAP PRINT / PROGETTI series, Quodlibet, Macerata 2013 (with A. Capuano, F.Toppetti);
Ricostruzione e governo del rischio, DiAP PRINT / PROGETTI series, Quodlibet, Macerata 2013 (with L. Caravaggi, A. Fioritto, C. Imbroglini, L. Sorrentino);
Spazialità latenti. Studi e ricerche di progettazione urbana, Prospettive Edizioni, Roma 2011 (with F. Contini, R. De Sanctis, A. Di Giacomo);
Interporto Roma Fiumicino. Prove di dialogo tra archeologia architettura e paesaggio, Alinea Editrice, Firenze 2008 (with L. Caravaggi);
5 idee per Pietralata. Workshop di progettazione nel Dottorato di ricerca in Composizione Architettonica Teorie dell’Architettura, Centro stampa Università, Roma 2007;
Modernocontemporaneo. Scritti in onore di Ludovico Quaroni, Gangemi Editore, Roma 2006 (with F. Toppetti).
In addition to developing a profitable and steady editorial activity for public institutions, he has been the curator of national and international conferences and exhibitions.

Orazio Carpenzano