Maria Luisa Palumbo

Architect and senior fellow of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology of Toronto University, Maria Luisa Palumbo is a member of the Italian National Institute of Architecture (IN/ARCH) in Rome, where, since 2003, she has been in charge of the Institute's master's program. Her research focus is on architectural theory as a practice of social engagement: to question and promote notions of justice, ecology, and democracy. In 2012 she curated reMade in Italy, a final section of the Italian Pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, with Luca Zevi as the main curator of the exhibition Architecture for the ‘Made in Italy’ system, from Adriano Olivetti to the Green Economy. She is the author of New Wombs, Electronic bodies and architectural disorder (Birkhauser, 2000), Architettura Produttiva. Principi di progettazione ecologica (Maggioli 2012), and Paesaggi Sensibili. Architetture a sostegno della vita (duepunti edizioni, 2012).

Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 3301 Architectural Analysis II: Architecture, the City, and Landscape