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Saturday, 19 March, 2022
4.30pm - 5.15pm GMT
Meet professor Sophia Psarra, learn more about the programme and ask your questions.
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Professor Sophia Psarra will share the details about the upcoming architecture studio taking place from August 1-12, 2022 in Venice.

Sophia is Professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Before she had been appointment at UCL, she was Associate Professor at the University of Michigan and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University. She is editorial board member of Thésis (Brazil 2016-) and Associate Editor of The Journal of Space Syntax (2011-2015).

She has won first prizes in international architectural competitions. Her design work has been recognised through journal articles (16 publications), exhibition catalogues and 13 international exhibitions (Venice Biennale, George Pompidou Centre, The RIBA).

Through enterprise, she has collaborated with leading international institutions, practices and local government (The Natural History Museum, London; The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, New York; among others).
The studio focuses on the work of the most enigmatic and famous Venetian architect - Carlo Scarpa, and his heritage in Venice.

Carlo Scarpa is a unique figure among the modern architects of the 20th century. Born and raised in Venice and the Veneto region, Scarpa transformed the ancient city and sites in the wider area by weaving the most modern of spatial conceptions into their material fabric. In his architecture and curatorial work, he joined different worlds, revised lost crafts, paying particular attention to place, time, ritual, detail and water, including the experience of the user to a degree rarely found elsewhere in modern architecture. At the same time he introduced entirely new structures, construction and materials in sensitive historic contexts. Our contemporary challenges related to climate change, globalisation, tourism and migration, and the sustainability of our historic urban environments can greatly benefit from Scarpa's radical thinking and imaginative interventions.


• This studio will explore the architecture and art of display of Scarpa, and their relationship to his native city, Venice.
• You will visit the Venice Biennale. Tickets are included in the programme.
• All participants receive the certificate from The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, number 1 in the world in 2019 for Architecture / Built Environment Subjects in the renowned QS World Rankings.

Class 2019 with Elena Longhin, Università Iuav di Venezia and Prof. Sophia Psarra, the Bartlett School of Architecture