Lectures & Presentations

  • Pancho Guedes and the Mozambique-Brazil-Portugal Triangle” – Columbia University, GSAPP, New York (USA); Nov 19th, 2020.
  • Blanche Lemco. A different and Overlooked Modernism“, Public Lecture Series, University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design; McGill University, Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture; and Building Equality in Architecture Canada. Toronto (Canada); Nov 12th, 2020.
  • “On Consumption, Authenticity, and Intersectionality” – Thresholds 48: Kin “Get-together,” MIT Department of Architecture, Cambridge (MA), May 7th, 2020.
  • “On Global Connectivity and Trans-Locality: Theories for a Socially and Environmentally Engaged Design”, Ryerson University, Department of Architectural Science, 2019 (Toronto, Canada, March 12)
  • “Narratives of Diaspora and Knowledge Mobility “, Georgia Tech, School of Architecture, 2019 (Atlanta, USA, March 6).
  • “Histories of Exchange and Decolonization: Postwar Architecture and the Fascination with Africa”, University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, 2019 (Toronto, Canada, Feb 20)
  • “The Construction of the Charter of ‘Habitat’: From the Functional City to the African Village”, Bruno Zevi Foundation, 2018 (Rome, Italy, November 7).
  • “The Charter of ‘Habitat’: Theories and Methods for the Construction of the Postwar City”, Het Nieuwe Instituut, 2018 (The Netherlands, Rotterdam, November 1).
  • Postwar Cities and African Villages: Fascination, Exchange, and Interpretation“, CCA Montreal, 2018 (Canada, Aug 23)
  • Hybridity: A Research in History, Theory, and Design, Dalhousie University, School of Architecture, 2016 (Canada, Oct 26)
  • “The Cameroon Hut and the Construction of an Idea, Columbia University, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, 2016 (USA, Nov 7)
  • “Understanding Otherness in Architecture: Post-War and Contemporary Approaches to the Study of African Traditions”, Dalhousie University, School of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, 2016 (Canada)
  • “African Dimensions of Post-War Architecture”, Clemson University, School of Architecture, College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities, 2016 (USA)
  • “Architectural Culture in Translation”, Auburn University, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, 2016 (USA)
  • Tradizione sub-Sahariana e Architettura Occidentale del Secondo Dopoguerra: Risultati e Prodotti del mio Progetto Marie Curie “, Culture del Progetto Department, IUAV University of Venice, Italy, 2016 (Italy, Febr 16)
  • Architectural exchange and transatlantic dialogue: the case of post-war Mozambique“, Africa Center, University of Pennsylvania, 2015 (USA, April 3)
  • Immagini dall’Africa sub-Sahariana”, Culture del Progetto Department, IUAV University of Venice, Italy, 2014 (Italy, March 11)
  • Images of Black Africa: Traditional African Architecture as Seen in Western Magazines,1945-70”, History of Art Department, University of Pennsylvania, 2013 (USA, Dec 11)
  • The African connection in architecture: the intellectual bridge to Europe and the USA”, Humanities+Urbanism+Design Initiative, Mellon Foundation 2013-2018, University of Pennsylvania (Penn Design, Penn IUR and Penn Arts&Sciences), 2013 (USA, Oct 18)
  • Marie Curie project: Afrobridge”,  Info-Day Marie Curie, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy, 2013 (Italy, May 13, web live streaming)
  • Great Green Walls against desertification”, World Architecture, IUAV University of Venice, Italy, in coordination with La Triennale di Milano, 2012 (Italy, Dec 11)

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