Italian Reclaimed Landscapes
Alessandro Raffa, architect, PhD at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies. He attended the Master in Architecture, Archaeology and Museography. Strategic Design and Innovative Management of Archaeological Areas at the Accademia Adrianea (2013). He was research fellow at Fondazione Benetton Studi e Ricerche (2020) and post-doc researcher at the Department of Architecture and Design-Politecnico di Torino (2021). Since 2018 he has been an adjunct professor at the School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Construction Engineering-Polimi and at the Accademia Adrianea. He is currently assistant professor at the Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures. Architecture, Environment and Cultural Heritage, where he is member of the Nature-CityLAB and UNESCO Chair in Mediterranean Cultural Landscapes and Communities of Knowledge research laboratories. Associate researcher at FEEM since 2022, he is currently Fulbright Visiting Scholar at FIBER-College of Design Construction and Planning, University of Florida. His research explores the potential of design and planning within the complex relationships between landscape, heritage, global challenges and sustainable development, with a focus on the Mediterranean region.