Silvia Susanna works in the field of Architecture and Design as architect, design researcher, assistant curator, recently filmmaker in Italy and abroad. Her interests are in critical oriented practices, community-driven projects, speculative design research, and storytelling. Currently, her practice is focusing primarily on projects that are questioning or reflecting established assumptions of the built environment.



















EDUCATION AND TRAINING

enrolled in - 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

2020 - intern at CNR - ITABC, Rome, IT
since 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
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

2018 - nanotourism, Vienna Design Week, AUT
2016 - 15th Venice Architecture Biennale - Slovenian Presentation [Home at Arsenale], Venice, IT
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/FUNDINGS
 
2020 - FSE European Grant 
2019 - Goethe Institut Milano
2014 - 1st prize 24th Biennial of Design Ljubljana
2014 - 3rd prize competition “CENTER ZAŠČITE IN REŠEVANJA” Ljubljana
2014 - 4th  prize competition “Studentenwohnheim Weihnstephan” Germany
2013 - Grant “Urban Sustainable Architecture II” by INARCH Roma