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  • “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)


Invited participation in Conferences

  • “Planning the Post-war “Habitat:” African Design and CIAM 9, II International Conference “African Urban Planning,” Institute of Geography and Planning, Lisbon, Portugal, 2017 (September 7-8).
  • Architectural Imperialism in Lagos. The Image of the African City“, International Conference “2016 Lagos: From the Pepperfarm to the Megacity (and Beyond)”, Barnard College – Columbia University, New York, USA, 2016 (6th-7th May)
  • “The Plan for Addis Ababa and the Construction of Imperial Identities”, International Conference “Migrating Objects: Material Culture and Italian Identities”, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, CUNY, Queens College, New York, USA, 2016 (April 29-30)
  • Post-war Architecture and African Legacy : Which Tradition?“, SAH 69th Annual Conference, Pasadena (LA), USA; Panel organizer, 2016 (6th-10th Apr)
  • “Investigating the African City: Rem Koolhaas, Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, and Others “, 104th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), “Shaping New Knowledges,” University of Washington, Seattle (WA), USA, Session: International Design/Build Projects: Community Service or Architectural Imperialism. 2016 (17th-19th March)
  • Le Corbusier’s proposal for the capital of Ethiopia“, International Congress “Le Corbusier, 50 years later”, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Valencia, Spain, 2015 (18th-20th Nov)
  • Post-War Mozambique, Western Legacies, and the Atlantic Ocean“, SAH 68th Annual Conference, Chicago, USA; Session: Watery Networks, 2015 (15th-19th Apr)
  • “Lagos, Rem Koolhaas, and the Spaces In-Between”, European Association for Urban History (EAUH) and Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA), Lisbon, Portugal; Conference title: “12th International Conference on Urban History: Cities in Europe, Cities in the World – EAUH Lisbon 2014”, 2014 (3rd-6th Sep)
  • Le Corbusier, Marcel Griaule, and the Modern Movement: exploring the habitat from the airplane“, European Architectural Envisioning Association (EAEA), American Design Communication Association (DCA), School of Architecture and Society (Politecnico di Milano, Italy); International Conference “Envisioning Architecture: Design, Evaluation, Communication”, 2013 (25th-28th Sept)
  • “The concept of “habitat”: the cellular design reformulation of the postwar Modern Movement”, UNISCAPE, AMP Laboratory, UMR LAVUE 7218 CNRS/Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette, with the support of the TOPIA network, LANDSCAPE EUROPE, IALE Europe, CIVIL-SCAPE, EFLA, ECLAS and AESOP, under the patronage of UNESCO; International Conference “Landscape and Imagination. Towards a new baseline for education in a changing world”, 2013 (2nd-4th May)
  • “A new lesson from the territory of Bandiagara, Mali: the Dogon landscape transformation of the cliff”, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, The Netherlands, “EAAE/ISUF International Conference ‘New Urban Configurations'”, 2012 (16th-19th October)
  • ” Growing principles and spontaneous architecture”, IUAV, Italy, Conference title: “Nuove qualità del vivere in periferia. Rigenerare lo spazio urbano residenziale”, 2011
  • “Growing settlement principles and the spontaneous Dogon architecture”, IUAV and Atout African Arch.it, Italy, Conference title: “Day study on Benin”, 2011
  • “Architecture’s DNA: morphogenetic process and topological environmental adaptation. Tourist sustainable design project in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam”, Melia (Mediterranean Dialogue on Integrated Water Management), Blue in Architecture International Symposium, IUAV, Italy; Conference title: “Capacity Building Training Seminar on Integrated – Water Management in the Mediterranean”, 2010

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