alberto alessi
Caravaggio, 1964

He studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, ETH Zürich, Ecole d'Architecture Paris-Villemin.
In 1994 he opens his Atelier in Rome (since 2004 in Zürich), working as architect, teacher, critic and curator.

As architect, he works on projects at different scales: exhibit design, residence, city projects.

As teacher, he taught at the ETH Zürich, IED Roma, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Cornell University Ithaca.
Currently he teachs Theory of Architecture at the HSLU Luzern, History and Theory of Architecture at the UL University of Liechtenstein and Architecture Design at the Università di Ferrara.
He was invited as Visiting Critic and Lecturer at the Syracuse University, NJIT New York, TU Delft, TU Berlin, Tsinghua University Beijing.

His publications include the books Heinz Tesar (Edistampa 2002), Shared Architecture (Libria 2006, with Jo Coenen), Italy now? Country_Positions in Architecture (Cornell AAP Publications 2007), Singular Plural (Birkhäuser / InFolio 2011),
as well as many articles for international reviews such as Domus, Abitare, Der Architekt, WA.
Since 2009 he is director of the architectural review materialegno

As curator, in 2001 he initiated the international architecture dialogues Transalpinarchitettura between Switzerland and Italy, and in 2002 the event MittelArchitetture between Austria and Italy.
He is co-founder of IsAM Institute for the Mediterranean architecture.
In 2004 he realized the international event Costruire Identità?, and in 2005 the exhibition Italy now? Country_Positions in Architecture.
In 2006 he curated the international Colloquium Spaziarte on contemporary art and architecture, and the exhibition Architetture di Passaggio. Sguardi sull'architettura dal Ticino for the 10th Venice Architecture Biennale.
Since 2009 he is curator of the web-platform www.italian-architects.com

photo Grazia Branco