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

ongoing - Postmaster in Decolonizing Architecture: Modernism and Demodernization, Royal Institute of Art / Stockholm, SWE
2020 - 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

ongoing - 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