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Renzo Bassani

Architect & curator

Architect, member of the National Board of IN / Arch, he graduated in 1980 at the Politecnico di Milano where he collaborated in research programs funded by the Ministry for University and scientific and technological research and taught from 1994 to 2013 as adjunct professor in Architectural and Urban Design. He has participated in initiatives in Italy and abroad as a teacher and speaker at international seminars. He has edited volumes and published essays and theoretical contributions in specialized journals. With his studio and in collaboration he carried out design activities in the field of architectural and urban design.

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Maurizio De Caro


Architect, Journalist, collector of contemporary art, architectural theorist, former professor of Aesthetics at the Faculty of Architecture of Politecnico di Milano, Maurizio De Caro wrote essays for Electa, Fabbri Editore, Di Baio, Carte Segrete, Maggioli. Collaborate with Corriere della Sera, Il Sole24ore, La Stampa, il Riformista and others etc., currently columnist for affari and ONE (Listone Giordano). Among its projects: the light rail Cascina Gobba-H. San Raffaele, the headquarters of Don Mazzi’s Exodus Community, the Ravizza Park redevelopment with the new lighting systems called “Palo Ambrosiano” and many residential interventions, including two districts in Milan and Rho, and an important complex in Nova Milanese. He coordinated the design group for the realization of the Service Architectures of Expo Milano 2015. Since 2018 he is art director of Krill Design Councilor of the Order of Architects of the Province of Milan were ha lives and works.

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Michele De Lucchi

Architect & Designer

Designer, architect and author, Michele De Lucchi graduated in architecture in Florence. During the period of radical and experimental architecture he was a prominent figure in movements like Cavart, Alchymia and Memphis. De Lucchi has designed lamps and furniture for the most known Italian and European companies. For Olivetti he has been Director of Design from 1992 to 2002 and he developed experimental projects for Compaq Computers, Philips, Siemens and Vitra. He designed and restored buildings in Japan, Germany, Switzerland, and in Italy. He has received numerous awards, including the Compasso d’oro in 1989, 1991, 1994. In 2000 he was appointed Officer of Italian Republic by President Ciampi; in 2001 he has been nominated Professor at the Design and Art Faculty at the University in Venice; in 2006 he received the Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University, for his contribution to “living quality”; in 2008 he has been nominated Professor at the Design Faculty of the Politecnico of Milan and Member of the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca in Rome. In 2009 he received the Golden Fleece Order and in 2010 the Presidential Order of Excellency by President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili.

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Benedetta Tagliabue

Founder Miralles Tagliabue EMBT - Barcelona

Benedetta Tagliabue studied architecture at the Istituto di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) and currently acts as director of the international architecture firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, founded in 1994 in collaboration with Enric Miralles, based in Barcelona and, Shanghai and Paris.Among her most notable projects built are the Edinburgh Parliament, Diagonal Mar Park, the Santa Caterina market in Barcelona, Campus Universitario de Vigo, and the Spanish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo which was awarded the prestigious RIBA International “Best International Building of 2011” award.

Current studio projects include the Business School of Fudan University in Shanghai, office towers in Xiamen and Taichung, public spaces of HafenCity in Hamburg Germany, and the metro station Clichy-Montfermeil in Paris, France (1st prize in competition), the Naples Underground Central Station in Italy, among others.