Giacomo "Piraz" Pirazzoli, Architect PhD
director at CrossingLab.com - Department of Architecture, University of Florence
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Giacomo "Piraz" Pirazzoli is an architect. Graduated with honours (Florence), he carried on research activity at Fondation Le Corbusier (Paris) after his PhD (Rome La Sapienza), while practicing at Christian De Portzamparc’s office in Paris. A professional based in Florence and Milan, he designed several buildings, museums and exhibitions in Italy and abroad - often in collaboration with reputed colleagues Francesco Collotti, Paolo Zermani, Fabrizio Rossi Prodi and others.

Institutional duties include: European Architects Council, Brussels (1997-2001: Committee Member). University of Florence (2000 to present: Associate Professor on Architectural Design), Architectural Design PhD School (2000-2010: Committee Member), iCad_International Course on Architectural Design (2011-2014: Founder Chairman). Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy (2000-2003: Albania Project Task Force Member). Academy of Fine Arts, Florence and “Adolfo Carmine” Foundation for Art Studies (2002-2006: President). Stibbert Museum, Florence (2002-2006: Board Member). Beside several applied researches achieved, he coordinated (2007-2009) "Site Specific Museums" workshop www.sismus.org and he currently chairs (2008-) CrossingLab.com ”Crossing Research On Site Specific, Innovation, Globalisation” think-tank at the Department of Architecture, University of Florence.

Courses abroad, Visiting Professorships etc. include: ETH-Zurich, ENSAM Montpellier, EPOCA-Buenos Aires, YSUAC-Yerevan, Columbia University-NY, Malta University, ETSA-Valencia, ITU-Istanbul, Syracuse University, ETSA-Madrid, Helwan University Cairo, CEU-San Pablo Madrid, Hochschule München, Rural Studio-Auburn University, Washington University in Saint-Louis, Cooper Union etc. as well as TEDxConference “GreenUP – a Smart City”.

Research interests include: Sustainability, Cross-Cultural Heritage and Museums, Humanities at large.

Publications include: books, articles, essays and cross-media formats.

 

Giacomo “Piraz” Pirazzoli, architetto laureato cum laude a Firenze, ha svolto ricerca di dottorato (Roma La Sapienza) presso la Fondation Le Corbusier di Parigi, al contempo lavorando presso lo studio di Christian de Portzamparc.

La sua attività professionale comprende edifici, musei e mostre in Italia e all'estero, spesso in collaborazione con stimati colleghi quali Francesco Collotti, Paolo Zermani, Fabrizio Rossi Prodi ed altri.

Tra i ruoli istituzionali ricoperti: European Architects Council, Brussels (1997-2001: membro del Comitato permanente). Università di Firenze (dal 2000: Professore associato di Progettazione architettonica e urbana), Dottorato in Progettazione Architettonica e Urbana (2000-2010: membro del collegio docenti), iCad_International Course on Architectural Design (2011-2014: coordinatore). Ministero Affari Esteri, Italia (2000-2003: membro della Task Force Progetto Albania). Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze e Fondazione per gli studi artistici “Adolfo Carmine” (2002-2006: presidente). Museo Stibbert, Firenze (2002-2006: membro del Consiglio di amministrazione). Oltre a numerose altre ricerche applicate di ambito nazionale e internazionale, ha coordinato (2007-2009) "Site Specific Museums" www.sismus.org e attualmente dirige (2008-) il think-tank CrossingLab.com ”Crossing Research On Site Specific, Innovation, Globalisation” che ha fondato presso il Dipartimento di Architettura DiDA, Università di Firenze.

Tra corsi e Visiting Professorships all'estero: ETH-Zurich, ENSAM Montpellier, EPOCA-Buenos Aires, YSUAC-Yerevan, Columbia University-NY, Malta University, ETSA-Valencia, ITU-Istanbul, Syracuse University, ETSA-Madrid, Helwan University Cairo, CEU-San Pablo Madrid, Hochschule München, Rural Studio-Auburn University, Washington University in Saint-Louis, Cooper Union etc.; ha inoltre tenuto la TEDxConference “GreenUP – a Smart City”.

Interessi di ricerca: Sostenibilità, Beni culturali e musei come intercultura, Humanities in senso largo.

Tra le sue pubblicazioni sono numerosi libri, articoli, saggi e formati cross-mediali.

 

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