elisa.cristiana.cattaneo

architecture - landscape - design

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phd. master in architectural and urban studies
prof. of landscape architecture - polytechnic of turin
founder of the research platform weak-circus
founder of zeroenne - experiments in weakness theory
co-founder and director of b.l.u.e.- building landscape urbanism
co-founder of terraviva
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weakness theory


weak-circus
zeroenne



technonature



main publications
essays
conferences
exhibitions
workshops
curriculum vitae
projects


Mark

conferences and symposia




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participation:


2018 june 24:
invited speaker

title: w la diga
curators:
Alterazioni Video, Fosbury Architecture and Failed Architecture
speakers:
Alterazioni Video;
Fosbury Architecture;
Failed Architecture;
Architecture of Shame;
Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli;
Lorenzo Degli Esposti;
Matteo Ghidoni;
Filippo Minelli;
Arno Brandlhuber.
Blufi, Sicilia 
director:
Alterazioni Video, Fosbury Architecture and Failed Architecture


2018 may 27:
invited speaker

title: archive of resistence
curators:
Ira-C social and Fosbury architecture
speakers:
Simona Bordone;
Elisa C. Cattaneo;
Silvia Franceschini;
Emilia Giorgi.
Triennale di Milano
Milano Arch Week,
director:
Stefano Boeri

2018 jan. 25:
international seminar & exhibition: the 'ideal' and the 'real'. the role of 'utopian' thinking versus design 'making'.
Politecnico di Milano, aula gamma
dialogue:
a research: progress or development? the regressive utopia of the contemporary city Marco Biraghi, Politecnico di Milano; Camillo Boano, U.C.L.; Patrizia Giordano, fondazione Politecnico;
Michele Sbacchi, università di Palermo;
Marco Trisciuoglio, Politecnico di Torino; Ed Wall, Greenwich university; Mehrdad Javidinejad, Azad, Mehan-Mehraz advanced research and training agency.
chairman: E. C. Cattaneo, G. Santamaria

2017 oct. 20:
XIX chilean biennal of architecture: diaologos impostergable 
project: weakcity-weak experiments. 1000 places.
curator: 
Felipe Vera Benitez;
creative director and special projects: 
Rodrigo Tisi;
academy and research curator:
Jeannette Sordi;
public sector curator: 
Pablo Navarrete;
academy and research curator:
José Mayoral; 
international curators members: 
Belinda Tato, Gloria Cabral, José Luis Vallejo, Rahul Mehrotra, Solano Benítez.

2017 july 11:
invited speaker
title: landscape as urbanism
curators: municipality of Prato
Centro Pecci

2017 june 16:
invited speaker
title: technonature
speakers:
Mario Coccinella, architect and director of Biennale of Venice/2017;
Alfredo Ramirez, director of master in landscape, Architectural Association, London.
IN_WIND symposio, sala congressi
Riva del Garda
curators:
prof. Mosè Ricci


2017 june 15:
invited speaker

title: post-human studio
speakers:
Leonardo Caffo, philosopher;
Elisa C. Cattaneo, prof. Politecnico di Milano;
Azzurra Muzzonigro, architect;
Parasite 2.0, architects;
Triennale di Milano
Milano Arch Week
director:
Stefano Boeri


2017 june 14:
invited speaker

title: Vittorio Giorgini
speakers:
Elisa C. Cattaneo,
Emilia Giorgi
Triennale di Milano
Milano Arch Week 
director:
Stefano Boeri

2017 march 18:
invited speaker

title: algoritmo e città
Kyle Miller e Elisa Cristiana Cattaneo
speaker:
Kyle Miller, director of Syracuse university
chair:
Rossella Ferorelli, small architecture.  
spazio Murat, Bari

2017 feb. 22:
chair

title: earth service
speaker:
Richard Ingersoll
urban center, Milano

2017 jan. 13:
introduction and chair

title: warming or the birth of the agritect
speaker:
Richard Ingersoll
Politecnico di Milano

2017 jan. 7:
invited speaker at roundtable

title: Giovanni Corbellini. lo spazio dicibile
curators:
Alessandro Rocca;
Rossella Ferorelli.
Politecnico di Milano

2016 nov. 28:
invited speaker at roundtable
title: Valter Scelsi. opera analogica
curators:
Alessandro Rocca;
Rossella Ferorelli.
Politecnico di Milano


2016 oct. 21:
invited speaker at r
eversibility
title: landscape urbanism
curator:
comune di Prato

2016 oct. 7:
invited speaker at
PPPPRATO
title: landscape urbanism
curator: 
comune di Prato
with:
Pippo Ciorra

2016 sept. 11-14:
selected speaker

eclas conference: BRIDGING THE GAP
title: weak city. notes on landscape urbanism
curators:
Paul Bauer, grün stadt Zürich;
Michael Jakob, haute école du paysage, d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Genève; Lea Ketterer Bonnelame, HSR hochschule für technik rapperswil;
Peter Petschek, HSR hochschule für technik rapperswil;
Dominik Siegrist, HSR hochschule für technik rapperswil;
Christian Tschumi, BSLA bund schweizer landschaftsarchitekten und landschaftsarchitektinnen.

2016 april 26:
invited speaker

philosophy and the city
title: weak city. notes on landscape urbanism
curators:
laboratory of ontology, faculty of philosophy, Turin
circolo dei lettori, Turin

2016 march:
invited speakers

urban next. platform of research
title: density of void
curator:
urban next, Ricardo Devesa

2015 may 5:
invited speaker

padiglione architettura_expo bellearti - Milano capitale del moderno
session: on books_theories and city
roundtable:
Carlo Berizzi, Politecnico di Milano; Elisa C. Cattaneo, Politecnico di Milano;
Niccolò Privileggio, Politecnico di Milano;
Alessandro Rocca, Politecnico di Milano; Nicola Russi, Politecnico di Milano.
grattacielo Pirelli, Milano

2015 mar. 22:
invited speaker

international workshop – Athens program
Title: loaded void. city theories since 1956
organization:
prof. E. D’Alfonso, Politecnico di Milano.
Politecnico di Milano

2015 jan. 31:
selected speaker - book launch

R.E.D.S, resilient ecological Design symposium
title: weakcity. notes on landscape urbanism
organization: dip. DATA, università La Sapienza di Roma with università di Genova, Basilicata, Napoli-Federico II, Palermo, Trento, IUAV-Venezia, Politecnici di Bari e Torino, Faculty of Architecture, Bolzen

2015 jan. 31:
selected speaker - book launch

R.E.D.S, resilient ecological Design symposium

title: B.L.E.U. building landscape ecological urbanism
organization: dip. DATA, università La Sapienza di Roma with università di Genova, Basilicata, Napoli-Federico II, Palermo, Trento, IUAV-Venezia, Politecnici di Bari e Torino, Faculty of Architecture, Bolzen

2014 dec. 4:
invited speaker - symposium

glosario para el nuovo milenio
museo de arte contemporaneo MACm Santiago del Chile, Chile
title: weak city. notes on landscape urbanism
roundtable:
Simón Perez, CNCA;
Fernando Portal, milm2;
Enrique Rivera, bienal nuevos medios; Francisco Villarroel, Artishock; Mariagrazia Muscatello, crítica de arte.  
curators:
Jeannette Sordi, Adolfo Ibanez university; Felipe Vera, Adolfo Ibanez university.  
organization:
centro de ecología, paisaje y urbanismo, DesignLab (universidad Adolfo Ibáñez),
dirección de Extensión de la Facultad de arquitectura, diseño y estudios urbanos,
universidad Católica

2014 nov. 19:
invited speaker

international workshop – Athens program
title: loaded void. city theories since 1956
organization and coordination:
prof. E. D’Alfonso;
prof. L. Degli Esposti.
Politecnico di Milano

2014 oct. 16-17:
selected speaker/no participation
(not attended)
CONSTRUCTED ENVIRONMENT, fifth international conference philadelphia
title: weak-city. notes on landscape urbanism
organization: university of Philadelphia

2014 june 26:
speaker - chairman - book launch

titleweak-city. notes on landscape urbanism
research developed at graduate school of design, Harvard university
roundtable:
Andrea Branzi, emeritus professor, Politecnico di Milano;
Giuseppe Scaglione, full professor in urbanism, faculty of architecture of Trent;
Mosè Ricci, full professor in urbanism, faculty of architecture of Genoa;
Alessandro Rocca, assistant professor, Politecnico di Milano;
Antonio Longo, assistant professor, Politecnico di Milano;
Ilaria Valente, full professor in architectural and urban design and dean of the school of architecture, Politecnico di Milano;
Emilio Faroldi, full Professor in technology of architecture and director of bachelor course, Politecnico di Milano. 
Politecnico di Milano, Milan

2014 june 8:
invited speaker

stay radical. international experiences.
Monditalia pavilion, Biennial of Venice, Venice
title: towards a new avant-garde
section:
internationalization Biennial of Venice, Venice

2014 june 12:
invited speaker

book launch: Andrea Branzi. una generazione esagerata
Design Library, Milan
roundtable:
Andrea Branzi, architect;
Francesca Balena Arista, curator;
Giuseppe Finessi, professor, Politecnico di Milano;
Cristina Morozzi, design director of education, Istituto Marangoni, Milan.

2013 sept. 26-27:
selected speaker

R.E.D.S, rome ecological design symposium
title: technonature. processes of land art as energy generator
organization:
dip. DATA, università La Sapienza di Roma with  università di Genova, Basilicata,
Napoli-Federico II, Palermo, Trento, IUAV-Venezia, Politecnici di Bari e Torino
faculty of architecture Valle Giulia, Rome
faculty of architecture Valle Giulia, Rome

2013 march 21-22:
selected speaker

rebel matters radical patterns symposium
title: weak-city. notes on landscape urbanism
Organization:
prof. Manuel Gausa, full professor in architecture, faculty of architecture, Genoa
Scientific Committee:
prof. Manuel Gausa, prof. Maria Linda Falcidieno, prof. Giglielmo Bilancioni, prof. Rossella Fagnoni, prof. Giovanni Galli, prof. Franz Prati, prof. Benedetta Spadolini, prof. Mosè Ricci, prof. Carlo Vannicola
promoters:
facoltà di architettura - università degli studi di Genova, ADD scuola di dottorato di architettura e
design, Genova
published in:
Cattaneo E. (2014) "Weakcity. Notes on Landscape Urbanism”,
facolta’ di architettura di Genova

2012 dec. 4:
invited speaker

smart cities seminar: high tech and low tech
title: weak-city. notes on landscape urbanism
Organization:
DAUDresearch; PhD in architecture and planning; scuola superiore “G. d’Annunzio”; school of advanced studies; prof. F. Garofalo, full professor in architecture and urban planning
faculty of architecture, university of Pescara

2012 nov. 22:
invited speaker

recycle Genoa Seminar
title: weak-city. notes on landscape urbanism
Organization:
Mose’ Ricci, full professor in planning, faculty of architecture, Genoa;
Jeannette Sordi, faculty of architecture, Genoa. 
faculty of architecture, Genoa

2012 jun. 23:
selected speaker
(not attended)
EAAE/international conference on architectural research - cities in transformation: research and design
title: la gaia scienza
organization:
Politecnico di Milano, faculty of architecture and planning
Politecnico di Milano, faculty of architecture and planning



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curator:


2018 may 17:
images of many natures
speaker: Luis Callejas
roundtable:
Elisa Cristiana Cattaneo;
Luis Callejas;
Matteo Ghidoni.
Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture, urban planning and construction engineering

2018 april 15:
habitat 5.0
speaker: Mosé Ricci
Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture, urban planning and construction engineering

2017 june 21:
Herman Hertzberger
speaker: Herman Hertzberger
Politecnico di Milano, dep. of architecture and urban studies,
school of architecture, urban planning and construction engineering
curator with: prof. Mikel van Genderen

2017 may 30:
incompiuto siciliano. the new italian style

speaker: Andrea Masu, Alterazioni Video

Politecnico di Milano, dep. of architecture and urban studies,
school of architecture, urban planning and construction engineering

2017 may 16:
the ethics of a potential urbanism

speaker: Camillo Boano

Politecnico di Milano, dep. of architecture and urban studies,
school of architecture, urban planning and construction engineering

2016 may - june:
landscape in art and science

international conferences on landscape
with:
prof Alessandro Rocca.
Politecnico di Milano, dep. of architecture and urban studies,
school of architecture, urban planning and construction engineering

june 28:
on imagination
chair:
Elisa C. Cattaneo, Politecnico di Milano
Alessandro Rocca, Politecnico di Milano
speakers:
Matteo Codignola, writer and editor, adelphi;
Augusto Iossa Fasano, psychoanalyst;
Enzo Matera, anthropologist.

june 1: 
the primitive metropolis

chair:
Elisa C. Cattaneo, Politecnico di Milano
Alessandro Rocca, Politecnico di Milano

speaker: Andrea Branzi, founder of Archizoom Associated

june 1:
the relative size of things in cinema
chair:
Elisa C. Cattaneo, Politecnico di Milano
Alessandro Rocca, Politecnico di Milano
speaker: Davide Rapp, artist

may 31:
from urban acupuncture to the third generation city
chair:
Elisa C. Cattaneo, Politecnico di Milano
Alessandro Rocca, Politecnico di Milano
speaker: Marco Casagrande, architect and artist

may 31:
the architecture of the eternal present

chair:
Elisa C. Cattaneo, Politecnico di Milano
Alessandro Rocca, Politecnico di Milano
speaker: Mosè Ricci, university of Trento

may 31:
santiago emergent ecologies
chair:
Elisa C. Cattaneo, Politecnico di Milano
Alessandro Rocca, Politecnico di Milano
speaker: Jeannette Sordi, Adolfo Ibanez university, Santiago del Chile

may 30:
LAND script_data SCAPE: designers’ digital agency
chair:
Elisa C. Cattaneo, Politecnico di Milano
Alessandro Rocca, Politecnico di Milano
speaker: Alfredo Ramirez, Architectural Association, London

may 30:
fragile cities, minor architecture: towards an inoperative urbanism
chair:
Elisa C. Cattaneo, Politecnico di Milano
Alessandro Rocca, Politecnico di Milano
speaker: Camillo Boano, Bartlett University, London

may 26:
time landscape
chair:
Elisa C. Cattaneo, Politecnico di Milano
Alessandro Rocca, Politecnico di Milano
speaker: Alan Sonfist, land artist

2016 march 16 - 17:
future landscape

international session:
landscape in evolution. european experiences in landscape design and urbanism
with: prof. Alessandro Rocca, Politecnico di Milano
speakers: Luisa Pedrazzini, regione Lombardia;
Martí Franch Batllori, ETSAB; Steffen Nijhuis, DELFT;
Nicholas Gilsoul, beaux arts de Bruxelles, ecole d’architecture; Paris Malaquais, ecole nationale supérieure du paysage de Versailles; Liam Mouritz, Architectural Association.
Politecnico di Milano, faculty of architecture and planning

2016 march 21:
weak thought

speaker: Pier Aldo Rovatti
roundtable:
Elisa C. Cattaneo, chairman, Politecnico di Milano; 
Gabriele Pasqui, chair of Dep. of architecture and urban studies, Politecnico di Milano;
Alessandro Rocca, Politecnico di Milano.   Politecnico di Milano, faculty of architecture and planning

2015 oct. 29:
geo-graphical urbanism

padiglione architettura_EXPO bellearti- Milano capitale del moderno
introduction:
Elisa C. Cattaneo
roundtable:
Nikos Katsikis, editorial board new geographies, GsD, Harvard university (chairman);
Franco Farinelli, university of Bologna Adrian Lahoud, head of architecture dep., royal college of art, London;
Milika Topalovic, assistant professor, ETH, Zurich;  
Alex Wall, full professor, university of Virginia;
Paola Viganò, full professor, IUAV, Venice.  
grattacielo Pirelli, Milan

2015 oct. 27:
new geographies journal

speaker:
Nikos Katsikis, Harvard university;
Rossella Ferorelli, Politecnico di Milano.
Politecnico di Milano, Milan

2015 oct. 16:
weak city conference: “detournement”

speakers:
Andrea Branzi, emeritus professor, Politecnico di Milano;
Charles Waldheim, GsD, Harvard university.
roundtable:
Elisa C. Cattaneo, chairman;
Richard Ingersoll, Syracuse university;
Alfredo Ramirez, dean of landscape architecture dep., Architectural Association, London;  
Mosè Ricci, full professor, university of Genoa;
Alessandro Rocca, associated professor, Politecnico di Milano.  
Politecnico di Milano, Milan

2015 oct. 15:
landscape as urbanism

padiglione architettura_EXPO bellearti- Milano capitale del moderno
roundtable:
Elisa C. Cattaneo, chairman;
Charles Waldheim, GsD, Harvard university, Cambridge; 
Alfredo Ramirez, Architectural Association, London;  
Mosè Ricci, faculty of architecture of Genoa. 
grattacielo Pirelli, Milan

2015 july 30:
terraviva

padiglione architettura_EXPO bellearti- Milano capitale del moderno
roundtable:
Elisa C. Cattaneo, chairman;
Richard Ingersoll, Syracuse university;
Simona Galateo, Politecnico di Milano; Silvio Anderloni, director of bosco in città, Milan.
grattacielo Pirelli, Milan

2015 june 4:
big Milano: globalization and the city

padiglione architettura_EXPO bellearti- Milano capitale del moderno
speaker:
Richard Ingersoll, Syracuse university.  
grattacielo Pirelli, Milan

2015 jan. 22:
new geographies journal

speaker: Nikos Katsikis, Harvard university
roundtable:
Elisa C. Cattaneo, chairman;
Richard Ingersoll, Syracuse university; Alessandro Rocca, Politecnico di Milano; Simona Galateo, Politecnico di Milano; Antonia Chiesa, Politecnico di Milano.
Politecnico di Milano, faculty of architecture and planning

2015 jan. 30:
beyond urbanism

speaker: Jeannette Sordi, Alfonso Ibanez school of architecture. 
Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture and society

2014 jun. 26:
BLEU. building landscape and ecological urbanism

organizers and project developers:
Elisa C. Cattaneo and Jeannette Sordi
roundtable:
Andrea Branzi: emeritus professor, Politecnico di Milano;
Giuseppe Scaglione: full professor in urbanism, faculty of architecture of Trento; Mosè Ricci: full professor in urbanism, faculty of architecture of Genoa;
Alessandro Rocca: assistant professor, Politecnico di Milano; Antonio Longo: assistant professor, Politecnico di Milano;
Ilaria Valente: full professor in architectural and urban design and dean of the school of architecture, Politecnico di Milano;
Emilio Faroldi: full professor in technology of architecture and director of bachelor course, Politecnico di Milano.
Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture and society

2014 march 20:
an exaggerated generation. Andrea Branzi on radical movement

roundtable:
Elisa C. Cattaneo, chair;
Andrea Branzi, emeritus professor in industrial design, Politecnico di Milano; Stefano Boeri, full professor in planning, Politecnico di Milano.  
Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture and society

2014 feb. 4:
lectio magistralis. Michael Jakob

Swiss touch in landscape architecture
roundtable:
Elisa C. Cattaneo, chair;
Alessandro Rocca, assistant professor, Politecnico di Milano;  
Almo Farina,  full professor in ecology, university of Urbino.  
Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture and society

2014 jan. 9:
soundscape. the soundscape methodology for long-term bird monitoring: a Mediterranean-Europe case study
speaker: Almo Farina,  full professor in ecology, university of Urbino.
Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture and society

2013 dec 13:
lectio magistralis Richard Ingersoll

the nightmare of history
roundtable:
Elisa C. Cattaneo, chair;  
Ilaria Valente, full professor in architecture and urban planning, dean of the school of architecture, Politecnico di Milano;  
Marco Biraghi, full professor in history and theory of architecture, Politecnico di Milano;  
Giovanni Corbellini, assistant professor in urban design, faculty of architecture, Trieste;
Emilio Faroldi, full professor in technology of architecture and director of bachelor course, Politecnico di Milano.   
Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture and society

2013 oct 25:
Richard Ingersoll speeches with Andrea Branzi

Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture and society
department of architecture and urban studies

2013 june 10:
Jeannette Sordi

landscape ecological urbanism. shifting paradigms in the spatial disciplines
Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture and society

2012 dec 2012:
Lorenzo Degli Esposti

urbAMo. strategic infra-free elements for developing countries
Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture and society

2011 june 21:
lectio magistralis prof. Sergio Crotti

where architecture
organization with: prof. Roberto Spagnolo
Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture and society

2011 july 21:
lectio magistralis Sebastien Marot

palimpsestuous Ithaca: a relative manifesto for sub-urbanism
Politecnico di Milano, international PhD summer school, PhD program, Bergamo



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organized lecturer as co-organizer


2015 march 30:
Jeannette Sordi
beyond urbanism
international master in architecture, architectural theory and practice course
course leader: prof. Richard Ingersoll
organization: prof. Elisa C. Cattaneo
Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture and society

2014 nov. 21:
Stefano Converso

cloud design. new forms of digital practice. solar decathlon experiment.
international master in architecture, architectural theory and practice course
course leader: prof. Richard Ingersoll
organization: prof. Elisa C. Cattaneo
Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture and society

2014 jan. 17:
Alessandro Santarossa

designing invasion. a study of the military nature of mass tourism
international master in architecture, architectural theory and practice course
course leader: prof. Richard Ingersoll
organization: prof. Elisa C. Cattaneo and Filippo Cattapan
Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture and society

2014 jan. 10:
Davied Ponzini, Michele Nastasi

stararchitecture. scenes, actors and spectacles in contemporary cities
international master in architecture, architectural theory and practice course
course leader: prof. Richard Ingersoll
organization: prof. Elisa C. Cattaneo and Filippo Cattapan
Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture and society

2013 dec. 20:
Irene Guida

territories in sequences
international master in architecture, architectural theory and practice course
course leader: prof. Richard Ingersoll
organization: prof. Elisa C. Cattaneo
Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture and society

2013 dec 6:
Alessio Battistella - ARCo’studio

low tech in war zones
international master in architecture, architectural theory and practice course
course leader: prof. Richard Ingersoll
organization: prof. Elisa C. Cattaneo
Politecnico di Milano, school of architecture and society