Alberto Iacovoni

Alberto Iacovoni is an architect and founding member of the Rome-based firm ma0, and from 2000 to 2004 was a member of Stalker/Osservatorio Nomade. He was nominated for the Marcus Prize in 2015.

Iacovoni has been a visiting professor and lecturer in various university programs, including Cornell in Rome, Syracuse in Florence, and Virginia Commonwealth in Qatar where he was dean from 2009 to 2013. He was also the cultural coordinator until 2014 of the Roman seat of Istituto Europeo di Design, the international educational network in design, fashion, and visual communication. Since 2015, he has been qualified as an associate professor in Italy.

Iacovoni's work has won awards in international competitions and been included in several important exhibitions such as the Venice Architecture Biennale, Manifesta 3, Archilab Orleans, and the first Bejing Architecture Biennale.

The focus of his work is on evolutionary and interactive architecture, both in the firm's practice and in the texts he has written, including Game Zone, playgrounds between virtual scenarios and reality (Birkhauser 2003), Playscape (Libria 2010), and the book about ma0's practice, Borderlines (Damdi 2008).

Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 3301 Architectural Analysis II: Architecture, the City, and LandscapeAgendas and approaches to the making and reading of urban conditions and landscape designs. The analysis of canonical works and texts, with emphasis on architecture within and without the city as vehicles of study, and with frequent reference to urban and landscape theories and designs, as well as to representations of the city and garden from other media and disciplines.
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