Jorge Lobos


Jorge Lobos is a Chilean architect, founder of Architecture & Human Rights ARCH+H.R. and professor at Università degli Studi di Sassari and Università Iuav di Venezia. Creator of the concepts "Cultural Architecture" 1996 and "Architecture and Human Rights" 2010.

Benno Albrecht


Benno Albrecht is professor and director of Scuola di Dottorato at Università Iuav di Venezia. He is Principal Investigator on urban reconstruction strategies for Building for Peace research developed by the World Bank and has been a consultant for UN.

Francesco Musco


Architect and urban planner, PhD. Expert in sustainability. Globally acclaimed scholar in climate change adaptation planning and in maritime spatial planning. Co-director of Spatial Resilience Master.

Ed Blakely

Berkley University

One of the world's leading experts in climate emergency management, Emeritus Professor at the University of Berkeley, California. Chief superintendent for the regeneration of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He is a promoter of a participatory approach to post-disaster regeneration applying strategies to reactivate local community networks and economy.

Javier Ruiz Sanchez


Architect, PhD. Teaches Urban design at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Expert in the complex and evolving nature of urban and territorial systems. He studies works in planning for resilience in situations of uncertainty: crisis, catastrophe and conflict.

Silvia Serreli


Silvia Serreli is Engineer and Urban Planning from University of Cagliari, Director of the degree courses in Urban Planning at Università degli studi di Sassari. Her research is focused on the relationships between climate change, international cooperation and migration processes.

Mattia Bertin


Researcher in the field of urban planning, he mainly deals with complex urban issues, related to climate change, disasters and marginality. He is interested in hermeneutic and participatory methods for conflict and risk reduction.

Eleonora Carrano


Eleonora Carrano, architect of Universitá La Sapienza; D.E.A. in project of architecture at ETSAB-UPC Barcelona. She was professor at Università La Sapienza di Roma and Università degli Studi di Sassari; collaborates for several magazines and writes about architecture . Currently is Director of Architecture and Human Rights Italy

Maddalena d'Alfonso

Md'A Design Agency

Maddalena d’Alfonso is an architect, essayist, and researcher. Qualified Licensed Associate Professor in 2017, she held courses at IADE in Portugal and Politecnico di Milano, among many other academic organizations.

Jacopo Galli


Jacopo Galli obtained a PhD at Università Iuav di Venezia in 2015. He is currently part of Urbicide Task Force, consultant for the World Bank Building for Peace program on postwar reconstruction in the MENA region.

Giulia Lucertini


Giulia Lucertini, territorial planner and architect, PhD at Università degli studi di Padova and at Université Paris Dauphine. Currently she is professor at Università Iuav di Venezia, dealt with circular economy and urban metabolism.

Denis Maragno


Denis Maragno, urban planner, geographer, PhD at University Iuav of Venice. Currently he is assistant professor in Urban Planning and GIScience. His research interests are focused on the spatial planning with climatic attention at Università Iuav di Venezia.

Filippo Magni


Filippo Magni, PhD and Post-Doc. researcher at Università Iuav di Venezia. He is actively involved with public and private entities for targeted policies in climate change, energy and environmental planning, tourism sustainability and landscape management.


Luis Felipe Abbud

Escola da Cidade

He develops and coordinates multidisciplinary pedagogical activities at Escola de Cidade together with movements for housing rights.

Vinicius Andrade

Escola da Cidade | INSPER university

Architect and Urbanist, graduated University of São Paulo, founder and partner of the Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados studio, is responsible for the executive course Urbanism, Cities and Conscious Leadership, at INSPER university, and responsible for the curation of the 27th World Congress of Architects - UIA 2020 RIO.

Renato Cymbalista


Architect and urban planner. Professor at the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo, and professor in the Master Program on Sustainable and Intelligent Cities at UNINOVE. He is the president of Brazilian NGO Instituto Pólis, and one of the founders of FICA - Association for Community Property. Researcher of the Lab for OTher Urbanisms at the University of São Paulo.

Ciro Pirondi

Escola de Cidade

Ciro Pirondi is an architect and urban planner graduated from the Universidade Braz Cubas and obtain a PhD at Universidade Politécnica da Catalunya. He is director of Escola da Cidade and executive director of the Oscar Niemeyer Foundation.

Carmen Silva

MSTC - City Center Homeless Movement

Carmen is the leader of the homeless movement in Sao Paulo, candidate for City Councilor in São Paulo, municipal and State Housing Advisor, activist for the right to the city.


Wesam Al Asali

Cambridge University

Wesam Al Asali is an architect from Damascus Syria, Ph.D. and a doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge. He examines how technology and craft training can be facilitators of locally resource construction during economic hardship, emergency, and post-war reconstruction.

Gonzalo Balarini

MEVIR Uruguay

Gonzalo Balarini is an architect and assistant professor at UDELAR Department of Project and Preliminary Design of Architecture. Vice Director of MEVIR, National Institute of Social Rural Housing of Uruguay during the government of Pepe Mujica. He is member of the Honorary Committee of MEVIR and the Coordinating Board.

Helena Barroco

Global Platform for Syrian Students

Helena Barroco coordinates the programmes developed by the Global Platform for Syrian Students and advocates for the promotion of higher education in emergencies in a sustainable and systemic way. She has degrees in Philosophy, Linguistics, and a PhD in Philosophy of Quantum Physics from UCL.

Camillo Boano

Politecnico di Torino

Camillo Boano is an architect, urbanist and educator. Currently teaching at POLITO, he has over 20 years of experiences in research, design consultancies and development work in South America, Middle East, Eastern Europe and South East Asia.

José Canziani Amico

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

José Canziani focuses his research on the history of pre-Hispanic urbanism, architecture, land management and cultural landscapes. He is a senior professor in the Department of Architecture at PUCP and a researcher at the Center for Research on Architecture and the City (CIAC).

Farrokh Derakhshani

Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Farrokh Derakhshani is Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA). His work has brought him into contact with architects, builders, and planners throughout the world. Mr. Derakhshani’s main field of specialisation is the contemporary architecture of Muslim societies.

Jennifer Doherty

Inter-American Development Bank

Jennifer Doherty-Bigara is a policy analyst and work in the Climate Change Sector at Inter-American Development Bank. Her main areas of expertise are national policies, adaptation, mainstreaming climate change into local planning, and youth leadership.

Daniele Donati


Daniele Donati is the Deputy Director of FAO’s Emergency Division since 2015. He has carried out works for Emergency Operations for Asia, Middle East, North Africa, Europe and several Special Operations.

Peder Duelund


Peder Duelund architect, researcher and lecturer, former Director of the Institute of Planning and Housing of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. His research, teaching and PhD guidance deal with the subject area building planning and Housing in the Welfare State. He is curator leader of the exhibitions at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 2000.

Lorenzo Fabian


Lorenzo Fabian, architect and urban planner, is an associate professor of urban planning at the Iuav University of Venice. He is a member of the research project "Re-cycle Italy. New life cycles for architecture and infrastructures in the city and landscape", PRIN 2010-2011.

Fernando Ferreiro

UN-Habitat Mozambique

Architect FAU u. of Chile, Consultant of UN-Habitat Mozambique from 2004 with experience in Humanitarian Emergencies and social programs in Africa. Lecturer in several universities of Europe, Africa and Latin America

Eduardo Feuerhake


Eduardo Feuerhake, architect from FAU University of Chile, he is a Senior Urban Planner for UN-Habitat in Sao Tomé, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Pakistan, etc. He has produced multiple games and films that highlight the importance of risk reduction in traditional architecture for Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Adriana Galderisi

Università della Campania

Adriana Galderisi is an associate professor at the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. In 2007 she was one of the founders of "Resilience and Risks Mitigation Strategies".

David Garcia


David Garcia is an architect, researcher, Teaching Associate Professor at the Royal Danish Art Academy School of Architecture (KADK) and director of the Master program “Architecture and Extreme Environments” since 2013.

Lumanti Joshi

Lumanti Shelter Group Nepal

Lumanti Joshi architect from Kathmandu Nepal, she is a technical coordinator at lumanti support group for shelter and lecture in several universities of Asia, her experience is in community participatory processes and design

Nabeel Al Kurdi

Jordan University

Nabeel Al Kurdin is professor and former director at the University of Jordan at the department of Architecture. He obtained a PhD at Università degli Studi di Trieste on the field of Building and Planning in Developing Countries. He is also a member of several Boards and Professional Bodies.

Andrea Limauro

District of Columbia Office of Planning

Andrea Limauro is a Senior Planner at the DC Office of Planning where he has been working on climate resilience and sustainability, among other things, since 2008. Currently, Andrea is responsible for planning for the downtown and monumental core of the District and manages the Resilience Focus Area Strategy for the District that aims at building up flood resilience in the capital through innovative blue/green infrastructure

Manlio Michieletto

University of Rwanda Kigali

Manlio Michieletto is an italian architect based in Kigali. He is currently senior lecturer at the Department of Architecture and dean of the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Rwanda.

Piero Pelizzaro

Comune di Milano

Piero Pelizzaro is chief resilience officer of “Comune di Milano”. He is an expert on resilience and climate change adaptation policies. He founded “Climalia”, the first climate services company for territorial resilience

Francesca Recanatini

World Bank

Francesca Recanatini is a Senior Public Sector Specialist and Governance of World Bank. She worked in several countries in Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Middle East to support the design and implementation of governance.

Tina Saaby

City of Copenhagen

Tina Saaby architect and planner, former Chief Architect of the City, Copenhagen from 2009 to 2019, she is a citymaker and placemaker, communicator of architecture and urban development. She was partner of WITRAZ architects from 2004 to 2010. She is Chairman for the recruitment panel at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation.

Elia Saez Giraldez

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Elia Saez Giraldez holds a PhD from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and is a professor at PUCP. Her research focuses on the formation and evolution of informal settlements in Peru and Latin America.

Fares Al Saleh


Fares Al Saleh, architect from Syria and Ms in Emergency IUAV is the Emergency and Rehabilitation Infrastructure Head of Department at Caritas Luxembourg and co-founding the Syrian Association for Relief and Development. He oversees the day-to-day management of infrastructure projects in Syria.

Vittorio Salmoni

UNESCO Creative Cities

Vittorio Salmoni is a professionist and researcher in the field of urban planning, architecture and restoration of historic-monumental buildings. He is an expert in territorial strategic planning, complex programs and urban transformation.

Salma Samar Damluji

American University in Beirut

Salma Samar Damluji is Professor of Architecture of the Islamic World at the American University of Beirut. She was elected Member of the acadèmie d’Architecure’s Restoration Award in 2015 and The Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2012.

Mathias Spaliviero

UN Habitat

Mathias Spaliviero is Environmental specialist, Senior Human Settlements Officer for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in the African continent. He manages risk reduction, climate change adaptation and urban resilience for the African region.

Ricardo Tapia

Instituto Nacional de Vivienda Chile

Ricardo Tapia is an architect, specialist in social housing and professor at the Housing Institute. Professor of the Elective Course of Architecture: “Housing in contexts of socio-natural vulnerabilities”.

Belinda Tato

Ecosistema Urbano

Belinda Tato is an architect from ETSAM Madrid and co-founder of the firm Ecosistema Urbano established in 2000 in Madrid. For the last six years Ms. Tato has been a consultant for the InterAmerican Development Bank and the World Bank. Since 2010 she has been a professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and at Columbia University GSAPP in New York.

Nicola Tollin

South Denmark University

Dr Nicola Tollin is Professor with special responsibilities in Urban Resilience at University of Southern Denmark, with mandate to form and coordinate a research group on urban resilience, a key research area within SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering.

Maryke van Staden

Bonn Center for Local Climate Action

Maryke van Staden is the Director of the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn Center) and Manager of ICLEI’s Low Carbon City Agenda. She deals with standards and quality of climate reporting, enabling access to finance and climate advocacy at the UN.

Raul Velazquez

UdelaR Montevideo

Raúl Velázquez is an architect from Uruguay. associate professor at UdelaR Faculty of Architecture of Montevideo. He investigated the “urban project” as a specific action tool within urban planning, capable of combining the logics (design and management) of architecture and urbanism.

Felipe Vera

Interamerican Bank of Development

Felipe Vera architect of FAU U. of Chile and Harvard University U.S.A Sector Specialist from the Housing and Urban Development Division of the Inter-American Development Bank. He works in Chile and Argentina for programs to improve slums, urban revitalization, sustainable infrastructure and metropolitan governance.

Enrique Walker

Columbia University

Enrique Walker is an architect and professor at Columbia GSAPP, where he directed the Master of Science program in Advanced Architectural Design. He has also taught in several universities around the world: Princeton, Madrid, Barcelona,Tokyo, Chile, among others.


Admission informations

Online-course + Workshop in Venice + Internship and thesis
1 Year plus 1 semester of Internship and Thesis in 2022. Candidates should hold at least a bachelor degree.