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Architect, PhD at the Arts et Métiers ParisTech (National School of Arts and Crafts), HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) in computer science, Livio de Luca is Research Director at the CNRS and Director of the UMR (Unités Mixtes de Recherche) CNRS / MCC MAP (Models and simulations for Architecture and Heritage). Co-chairman of the UNESCO / IEEE / EG International Digital Heritage Congress (Marseille 2013, Granada 2015) and coordinator of national scientific activities (ANR, FUI, Défi CNRS) and international (FP7, PSP, Marie-Curie, H2020), its research activities focus on the survey, the geometric modelling and the semantic enrichment of digital representations of heritage elements, as well as on the design and development of multiscalar information systems.
Associate editor of two international journals (Elsevier Journal of Cultural Heritage, ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage), since 2016 he has been a member of the Comité National de la Recherche Scientifique and a member of the Comité de Pilotage Scientifique of the Défi7 of the ANR. His work was recognized in 2007 with the Pierre Bézier Prize of the Fondation Arts et Métiers and in 2016 with the Académie d’Architecture medal of research and technique.


After studying Literature and Art History and some collaborations with galleries and publishers, she followed a Master of Photography (John Kaverdash Academy) and began a long collaboration (2006-2014) with some magazines, including the photographer, as editor and photo-editor. Interested in the relationship between man, art and technology in the development of aesthetics, she approaches the Studio Azzurro artistic group, with which she begins to collaborate in the conception and contents for the sensitive environment. In Principio (e Poi). Subsequently she continued her collaboration in the design and artistic direction for numerous projects including: Studio Azzurro, Sensitive Images, a retroprospective (Palazzo Reale, Milan, 2016), Miracle in Milan , sensitive environment (Palazzo Reale, Milan, 2016), Renzo Plan. Water projects (Vedova Foundation, Magazzino del Sale, Venice, 2018).
On the occasion of Milan ArchWeek 2017, with Pietro Lembi and Alberto Danelli, she realizes the portable installation Spazio Imperfetto at Palazzo dell’Arte . She has collaborated with other artists and participated in the coordination of the Creative Stations (Spazio MIL – Archivio Sacchi, Sesto San Giovanni) in 2016 and 2018.
From 2017 she participates in the project of Valentina Valentini (La Sapienza, University of Rome) and Cosetta Saba (University of Udine) for the Census and mapping of video archives in Italy.


Carlo Ratti was born in Turin in 1971. After graduating from high school, he graduated in Civil Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino with dignity of the press and at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris; he obtained a Master of Philosophy in Environmental Design in Architecture at the University of Cambridge and also a PhD in Cambridge. He is a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a researcher at the Senseable City Laboratory, a research scientist and director at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and MediaLab (MIT). In 2002 he founded the Carlo Ratti Associati studio. He is co-author of more than 200 publications and permanent collaborator of Domus and Il Sole 24 Ore. He also wrote for the BBC, La Stampa, Scientific American and the New York Times. His works have been exhibited all over the world: at the Venice Biennale, at the Barcelona Museu Design, at the Sciente Museum in London, at the Gray Area Foundation For Arts in San Francisco and at the Moma in New York.


Russian architect naturalized German, award-winning professional for his projects. Its activity takes place between Europe and Russia. Member of the German Architects’ Association (Bund Deutscher Architekten – BDA), the Union of Architects of Russia and the Union of Painters of Russia, academician of the Moscow branch of the International Academy of Architecture and honorary member of the Russian Academy of fine Arts. A passionate draftsman and collector of drawings, in 2009 he created the Tchoban Foundation, which is based in the Museum of Architectural Drawing in Berlin in the building he designed. Objective: to give life to a source of research on architectural drawing and its history to answer the questions that arise today: what is drawing today? What place can traditional drawing have in the digital age? What should be the role of teaching in this process? The Foundation’s collection ranges from Renaissance design to Lebbeus Woods, through Andouet du Cerceau, Piranesi, Wright, and many others.

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