Laboratories of the Transition: Projects in Europe
A lecture by Paola Viganò, architect, urbanist, and Full Professor in Urban Theory and Urban Design at the EPFL (Lausanne).
Paola Viganò directs the Habitat Research Center and the Lab-U) – and at IUAV (Venice). She received the Grand Prix de l’Urbanisme in 2013, a Doctor Honoris Causa by the UC Louvain in 2016, the Flemish Culture Award for Architecture in 2017, and the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement at the Milano Triennale in 2018. Together with Bernardo Secchi, she founded Studio (1990-2014) working on numerous projects and visions in Europe. Since 2015, Studio Paola Viganò has worked on the ecological and social transition of cities, landscapes and territories, designing urban and territorial projects, and realizing public spaces in Europe. In 2019, her work was exhibited at the Shenzen Biennale and in 2021 at the Venice Biennale. In 2022, she received the Schelling Prize for Architectural Theory.
Organized by the M.S. in Architecture and Urban Design program.