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Gabriele Neri


Architect. Studied at the Milan Polytechnic and the FAUP of Porto (Portugal). Gained a PhD in History of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Polytechnic of Turin with a thesis on the Italian engineer Pier Luigi Nervi. He is adjunct professor of History of Design at the Polytechnic of Milan (Italy) from 2011. He is researcher and teaching assistant at the Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio (Switzerland).

The author of essays on the history of architecture, engineering and design, since 2010 he has been conducting research into the relations between satire and architecture in the twentieth century. Contributes to the Sunday supplement of the Italian newspaper “Il Sole 24 Ore” and is on the editorial staff of the Swiss magazine “Archi”.

Curator of several exhibitions in Italy (section “Emergencies” of “Casa per Tutti” at the Triennale in Milan, 2008; section “Drawings” of “Facecity” at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012; "Milano Mai Vista" at the Triennale, 2015; etc.) and abroad (exhibition “Pier Luigi Nervi. Art and Science of Building” at the Muzeum Architektury of Wroclaw, Poland, 2013; etc.), in 2014 he published the volume “Capolavori in miniatura. Pier Luigi Nervi e la modellazione strutturale” (“Miniature Masterpieces. Pier Luigi Nervi and Structural Modeling”). In 2014 he also curated an Anthology with Nervi’s writings and the re-release of his famous book “Scienza o arte del costruire?”. In 2015 he won the Second Research Grant from The Design History Foundation (Barcelona, Spain) and the Alfaro-Hofmann Collection (Valencia, Spain).