Aric Chen is the newly-appointed General and Artistic Director of Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, and previous to that was Professor and Director of the Curatorial Lab at the College of Design & Innovation at Tongji University, Shanghai, and Curatorial Director of the Design Miami fairs.
China Editor, Wallpaper* magazine; Co-founder, Collective Contemporist
Roberto Cingolani was born in 1961 in Milan. In 1985 he graduated in Physics and obtained his “Diploma di Perfezionamento” (PhD) in Physics at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa.
He was staff member at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart and Visiting Professor at Tokyo University (Japan) and Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, USA).
Born in Milan, after his classical and musical studies he graduated in architecture at Politecnico of Milan in 1987, supervisor Marco Zanuso, with the thesis The Vegetables factory. In 1989 he began his partnership with Pierluigi Cerri at Gregotti Associati International of which he is associated from 1995 to 1998. In 1991 he wins with Paola Garbuglio the Major of Osaka City Prize with the project:“Terra: Instructions for Use”. With Bruno Morassutti he participates in international architecture competitions where gets accolades.
She graduated in Philosophy from the Università Statale in Milan and did an MA in Journalism at the Scuola Walter Tobagi. She began working as a professional journalist in 2017, as a contributor and social media editor at La Stampa in Milan, before moving on to be a desk editor at How To Spend It/Il Sole 24 Ore. Today, She’s a freelance journalist and account manager at PrimoPiano Srl, a small communications agency in Milan. Given the chance, she’d read all day long: she reads dozens of books a year.
Beatriz Colomina is the Howard Crosby Butler Professor of the History of Architecture at Princeton University and the Founding Director of the Media and Modernity Program at Princeton University. She writes and curates on questions of design, art, sexuality and media.
Giovanni Comoglio is an architect trained in Turin and Paris. Currently a research fellow at Politecnico di Torino, lecturer and teaching assistant in Politecnico di Milano, he also writes for various periodicals including Architect's Newspaper, Ark, Il Giornale dell'Architettura, Il Manifesto and Domus, of which he curates the Archive web section.
Riccardo Conti (Como, 1979)
Over the past twenty years Riccardo Conti, art critic and academic, has worked with the leading art and fashion magazines. His primary interests include contemporary art and its relationship with the language of fashion and audiovisual communication. More recently he has explored the relationship between artists and brands in the design of fashion retail spaces, and his research will soon be published. He is a huge fan of Shiro Kuramata and everything Japanese.
He has been on the editorial staff of Rivista Studio since its founding, and, since 2014, on the editorial staff of Rivista Undici - of the same publishing group - too. He is editor-in-chief and brand manager. He writes about culture and lifestyles for GQ and Cartography. He has taught the Communication Design course at NABA in Milan. In 2020 he co-founded Palinurobar, a wine bar in Milan where he is creative director.
Mario Cucinella is the founder and creative Director of MC A - Mario Cucinella Architects, an international design studio, based in Bologna and Milan, specializing in research-based architectural design linked to sustainability issues according to a holistic approach.
The impact and importance of his work, both from an environmental and social point of view, as an architect and educator has been recognized with the Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects (2017) and with the International Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects (2016).
Alexandra Cunningham Cameron is a writer, curator and critical thinker on contemporary design. She currently sits as curator of contemporary design and Hintz Secretarial Scholar at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
(1966) Curzi was born in Pavia and studied architecture at Milan’s Polytechnic under Michael Alder and Maurizio Vogliazzo becoming the latter’s assistant in 1993 In 1994 he opened his own professional studio in Pavia In 1995 he met A G Fronzoni and became his student, collaborator, assistant and friend.
Artur de Andrade is a Brazilian journalist, PR, content creator and communication consultant with 25 years of experience. He began his professional journey in the now extinct Jornal da Tarde, a newspaper of O Estado de S. Paulo group, reporting on topics such as design, gastronomy, nightlife and fashion, in a lively and creative São Paulo in the 90s. He then participated in the first group of online journalism in his country, in the respected but extinct newspaper Gazeta Mercantil.
After graduating in architecture (at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, with studies at the Oslo School of Architecture, Norway), Massimo moved to London in 2000 to join the team of Claudio Silvestrin Architects. Since 2012 he has founded the Massimo De Conti Architect studio. Sensitivity, mental clarity and inventiveness are reflected in its architecture: elegant but not ostentatious, with less is more in mind. For years he has alternated design with journalism.
Architect. Michele De Lucchi was a prominent figure in movements like Alchimia and Memphis.
A journalist for the Il Sole 24 Ore newspaper, a degree in philosophy from Bologna University, she has worked for the magazine IL since its launch in 2008, before moving to the digital newsroom of the daily newspaper in 2019. She has written about the economy, current affairs and design, rooting around to get behind the scenes of the stories. Over the years, she has worked on a myriad of forms of journalism, from reportages to columns, from longform writing to podcasts to social networks, all with a single aim: that of telling an interesting story.