Friday 6/4 – 7:30AM – Joint Lecture by Alberto Francini and Federico Parolotto


This Friday morning, the CUDC will host a talk by the outside critics involved in this summer’s M.Arch. capstone studio being taught by Professor Maurizio Sabini.

Alberto Francini is an architect and urban designer of international reputation. After working with Massimiliano Fuksas in Rome [1996-98], he founded “metrogramma” in Milan with his partner Andrea Boschetti in 1998. “metrogramma” has won international design competitions and has been recognized with numerous awards. “metrogramma” has been the main consultant for the recently adopted new Strategic Territorial Plan for Milan [2009]. Since 2006, Alberto Francini is an adjunct professor at the University of Ferrara, Italy and at Kent State University Study Abroad Program in Florence, Italy. He has lectured extensively around the world, including Syracuse University, UIC Chicago and Columbia University. www.metrogramma.com

Federico Parolotto is a mobility consultant, also based in Milan with his firm “MIC – Mobility in Chain”, which he co-founded in 2009. Prior to that he worked with SOM in the UK [1994-98], and with “Systematica” in Milan [1998-08]. He has been involved in numerous major urban planning projects world-wide. Of note are his collaborations with OMA, Zaha Hadid, UNstudio, Metrogramma, Asymptote, and particularly with Norman Foster + Partners, namely on the new “zero-carbon city” of Masdar, planned in Abu Dhabi, and on the winning entry in an international design competition for a new city near Seoul, South Korea. http://www.fosterandpartners.com/News/389/Default.aspx

He was recently a lecturer at “Greenbuilding” in Boston and  a speaker at the “Ecological Urbanism” conference held at Harvard University in 2009.

Friday, June 4, 2010 @ 7:30am
1309 Euclid Ave., Suite 200
Cleveland, OH

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