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As a student, the intense participation in cultural activities Architecture University in Venice IUAV led to the first awareness of the passion for techniques of transmission of disciplinary knowledge. The changes within the university courses required to more active students a passionate theory of debates and comparisons with the protagonists of architectural culture that operated within the school.

The continuous teaching and a stimulating architecture offered by the Department of Manfredo Tafuri, the experiences in seminar courses of Polesello, Valley, Aymonino Gregotti, Rossi and Panella, became the basis for understanding the teachings.

In Rome, my first experiences of mentoring and collaboration in Livia Toccafondi’s and Raffaele Panella’s classes offered me a great opportunity of training and interaction on issues and procedures applied at the teaching of architectural composition and urban design. With Panella I played, for some years, a seminar work on the central archeological area, developed and translated in some thesis that I followed as a correlator; later, the themes of regeneration and space of infrastructures applied the program of urban policy on intermodal hubs of the city of Rome. In the mid-nineties, teaching in Pescara, after conducting of postdoctoral research (under the direction of G. D’Ardia) hasfurther consolidated the disciplinary interests on the form and language in contemporary architectural composition that have had an interesting finding in the ‘experience of tutoring within some workshops in Italy and Holland, at the Delft University.

I was often invited as visiting critic at the final reviews in special program of some foreign schools program based in Rome (Cornell, Waterloo, Penn State) and at many design courses to conduct lectures on topics related significantly to my research. To the responsibility of leading a roman institute as teaching director has associated the learning experience as the holder of design workshops on 1, 2 and 3 years of the TAC degree program (Technical Architecture and Construction) and Science of the Architecture, numerous seminars and workshops for the thesis and master’s courses of five-year degree and post-professional master. In these areas I explored the methods of investigation of the processes applied to the design issues of small-scale and urban design. Equally significant is the experience of a member of the faculty of the Graduate Program in History of the City, then the PhD in Architectural Composition-Theory of Architecture DIAR and finally, the PhD in Theory and Design of DiAP that I currently coordinate.

Design workshops and final summary
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Workshops thesis
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