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Anna Bernardi


Graduated in Architecture at the Accademia di architettura, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), where she later obtained her Ph.D (Dr. phil.), devoting herself to the architectures of trauma and places of memory. She has also collaborated with several architectural firms in Basle, Lugano, Milan and Zug. She currently works as a post-doc assistant and lecturer at the Institute for the History and Theory of Art and Architecture (ISA).  

From 2020 to 2022, she was part of the curatorial team led by Dr. André Bideau and Prof. Sonja Hildebrand in the realization of the exhibition Territory as Palimpsest: The legacy of André Corboz (Teatro dell'Architettura, Mendrisio, fall/winter 2022). 

In 2023 she published the book Architettura e politiche della memoria. Louis I. Kahn e Peter Zumthor: due progetti non realizzati (Mendrisio Academy Press, 2023), winner of the “Premio Emilia Zinzi per la storia dell'arte 2023”). 

Her privileged field of investigation is focusing on aesthetical, ethical, and political meaning of sites of memory related to traumatic historical events of the 20th and 21st centuries, and specifically on modalities in which memorial spaces are experienced.

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