Emeritus Professor of the Department of Architecture, University of
For two decades, I directed a research group entitled DIGIS (Digital Studio for Research in Design, Visualisation and Communication) investigating the intersection of Architecture, Cinema, and Digitality, in the belief that the moving image provides us with new perceptual equipment to grasp the complexity of architectural and urban phenomena. DIGIS focused on new techniques, methodologies and potentialities of digital media in design-related disciplines and developed into a unique international centre for practice-led creative experiment, with a thriving PhD and advanced research programme.
I have published widely in the field of Cinema and Architecture, including Cinematic Urban Geographies (Palgrave Macmillan 2017) and Cinematic Aided Design: An Everyday Life Approach to Architecture (Routledge 2018). My latest book is entitled The Everyday in Visual Culture: Slices of Lives (Routledge 2022). My research has been exhibited in Rome, Shanghai, Liverpool, Cambridge and Manchester and I have run film workshops in Berkeley, Nanjing, Porto, Tallinn, Liverpool, Cambridge and most recently in Venice in 2021 as part of the Architecture Biennale.