Silvia Susanna is an architect. Her practice is situated at the intersection of architecture and filmmaking. Her interests are in critical oriented practices, community-driven projects, design research and storytelling. Her work aims at challenging the Western alleged established assumptions of the built environment and acts for spatial production beyond capital-driven forces. Currently she is exploring the relationship between matter, cultural production value and memory. 
 










EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2022 - DAAS Decolonizing Architecture Advanced Studies postgraduate at Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, SWE
2020 - Short term diploma in Filmmaking, New York Film Academy / New York City, USA
2019 - Materia Abierta: Theory, Art, and Technology, independent program / Mexico City, MX
2010 - Urban Research, LiveinSlums / Cairo, ET
2010 - Master’s Degree in Architecture, with honours, University of Architecture, La Sapienza / Rome, IT
2008 - WAT Unesco - Chair in Landscape & Environmental Design / Jinze, Qinpu-Shanghai, CHN                  



WORK EXPERIENCE

since 2018 - founder of SPAN agency
2020 - intern at CNR - Istituto per le tecnologie applicate ai beni culturali, Rome, IT
2018-2013 - architect at dekleva gregorič architects, Ljubljana, SI
since 02/2014 - researcher at nanotourism, international platform
2018 - 16th Venice Architecture Biennale - assistant architect “Unveiling the Hidden”, Venice, IT
2016 - 15th Venice Architecture Biennale - curators’ assistant Slovenian Presentation [Home at Arsenale], Venice, IT
2017 - 57th Venice Art Biennale - architect of Future Generation Art Prize, Venice, IT
2017 - 57th Venice Art Biennale - architect of the Tunisian Pavilion “The Absence of the Path”, Venice, IT
02/2011 > 05/2011 - architect at nio architecten, Rome, IT
06/2011 > 12/2011 - architect at Sab Studio, Rome, IT
2009 > 2011 - architect at Sciatto Produzie, Rome, IT
03/2009 > 07/2009 - architect at Ma_Architecture, Rome, IT



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/CONFERENCES/LECTURES

2024 - 2 cm the tickness of fascism, Entity of Decolonisation, Borgo Rizza, Carlentini, Sicilia, IT
2023 - Diffractive Windows, exhibition at dieDAS, Saaleck, DE
2023 - 2 cm the tickness of fascism, After festival, Borgo Rizza, Carlentini, Sicilia, IT
2022 - 2 cm the tickness of fascism, Entity of Decolonisation, Borgo Rizza, Carlentini, Sicilia, IT
2022 - nourishing conversations, Borgo Rizza, Carlentini, Sicilia, IT
2022 - St(r)aying together, Ground, Stockholm, SE
2022 - St(r)ay, KKH residency, Berlin, DE
2021 - St(r)ay, Casa Punto Croce, Venice, IT
2018 - nanotourism, Vienna Design Week, AUT
2014 - BIO50 @ Atelier Clerici, Milan Design Week, IT
2014 - BIO50}hotel, Museum of Architecture and Design of Ljubljana, 24th Biennial of Design of Ljubljana, SI
2014 - nanotourism, 24th Biennial of Design of Ljubljana, SI
2012 - BaBeL 2, Independent Festival on Critical Housing, Rome, IT



AWARDS/GRANTS/FELLOWSHIP

2024 - Mobility Grant - Istituto Italiano di Cultura Lione, Francia
2024 - IASPIS Studio Grant - Swedish Arts Grants Committee's international programme for visual and applied arts
2023 - dieDAS - Design Akademie Saaleck, Germany
2022 - Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony, Germany
2020 - FSE European Grant Tornosubito, Italy
2019 - Goethe Institut Milano, Italy
2014 - 1st prize 24th Biennial of Design Ljubljana, Slovenia
2014 - 3rd prize competition “CENTER ZAŠČITE IN REŠEVANJA” Ljubljana, Slovenia
2014 - 4th  prize competition “Studentenwohnheim Weihnstephan” Germany
2013 - Grant “Urban Sustainable Architecture II” by INARCH Roma, Italy