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Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies

Prof. dr. Gennaro Postiglione is a full Professor in Interior Architecture at Politecnico di Milano where he acts as Head of the MSc in Architecture. Besides his research on Scandinavian Modern and Contemporary Architecture, since 2005 he started a research by design track on reuse and valorisation of minor heritage – among which also the one coming from conflicts – recurring to sustainable re-active-action strategies and stressing the relationship between collective memory, public space and cultural identity. Lately including also contemporary housing and dwelling practices, to promote innovative, up-to-date solutions capable of meeting the urgent needs of housing. Putting the resources of architecture in the public interest.

Gaia Caramellino is Assistant Professor of history of architecture at the Politecnico di Milano and member of the PhD supervisory board at Politecnico di Torino. Her research focuses on the transatlantic transfer of architectural and urban knowledge; the history of housing practices, cultures, forms and theories; terminology and the study of the ordinary. She has held several visiting fellowships (the CCA, Kyoto University, IIAS, Radcliffe) and research grants (Graham Foundation). She is the author of Europe meets America (2016) and co-editor of The Housing Project (2020), Post-war Middle-Class Housing (2015) and Storie di Case (2013). She chairs the research group Retheorizing the Architecture of Housing.