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Giuseppe Amoruso is an Italian academic and practitioner, born in 1970 in Brindisi (Salento, Puglia). He studied at the Italian Navy Academy and at the University of Bologna, completing a degree in Civil and Architectural Engineering in 1996. He was awarded a PhD in Architecture in 2001 from the University of Ancona.

Work

Dr Amoruso is currently a Professor at the Politecnico di Milano School of Design, undertaking research and teaching urban and architectural measured drawing, planning of conservation areas and regeneration.

Since 2005 he has coordinated the University of Bologna's International Summer School Programmes in Architecture and Urban Design. The programmes so far have included: Rural Landscape & Architectural Quality (2005), Rethinking the City: Projects for a New Urbanism (2006), Drawing the City: Projects for a Contemporary Urbanism (2007) and The Invisible cities: Lessons in Drawing for a Sustainable Century (2008).

Professor Amoruso is also a Visiting Critic of the University of Notre Dame's Rome Studies Programme and Visiting Professor at the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa. In 2000 he attended the University of Notre Dame's Summer Programme in Architecture, History and Urban Design, held in London.

From 1994 - 1996, he worked with Gabriele Tagliaventi (a member of the INTBAU Committee of Honour) in Bologna and Helmut Peuker in Munich. For a number of years he has also worked closely with Lucien Steil, the Luxembourgish traditional architecture practitioner (and member of the ICTP).

Giuseppe Amoruso regularly publishes books, essays and articles. Together with Cristiana Bartolomei, he set up Cathedra Design Studio, an architecture practice based in the historic centre of Bologna, Italy. Cathedra Design Studio specialises in traditional architecture, undertaking projects on town planning in historic areas and sustainable community planning. In partnership with the Italian Navy, they have recently started the publication of a series of books on Italian lighthouses.

 

Further information

Politecnico di Milano - Scuola del Design
Dipartimento INDACO
via Durando 38/a
20158 Milano
Italy

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