MIAW F – Klas Ruin

Klas Ruin is together with Ola Broms Wessel one of two co-founders of the architecture office Spridd. Klas has been teaching at the KTH School of
Architecture and lectured at several schools in Sweden and abroad. He has been the chairman of the Swedish Alvar Aalto society and is regularly
commissioned as jury member in competitions, e.g. the new Nobel centre in Stockholm.
He is educated at the KTH School of Architecture and the Ecole d ́Architecture de Belleville i Paris. He has worked at Johan Celsing arkitektkontor in
Stockholm and at Tony Fretton Architects in London. In 2000-2004 he had his own practice mainly involved with private villas and exhibitions.

MIAW E – Roberto Cremascoli

Roberto Cremascoli co founder of the studio Cremascoli Okumura Rodrigues Arquitectos in Oporto.
The studio works on projects in Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and France. As an example: the refurbishment of Grande Hotel in Porto, the project of Piazza Garibaldi e Salita di San Paolo in Cantù and NAC / Nucleo di Arte Contemporanea nella Fabbrica di Resina in Marinha Grande in Portugal and various projects with Álvaro Siza.

Roberto Cremascoli is also a critic, author, curator.
He is curator of several exhibitions and author of several publications like Porto Poetica at the Triennale in Milano (2013) and Alvaro Siza, lnside the MART of Rovereto (2014).
In 2016 he was co curator of Portugal at the XXI Triennale of Milan and of the Portuguese Pavillion at the XV Biennale di Venezia.

He was also scientific responsible for the exhibition Alvaro Siza, Sacro at the MAXXI in Roma (2016).

MIAW D – Gabriela Seifert

Gabriela Seifert is an architect and artist with a trans-disciplinary, conceptual approach to art and architecture. She works since 1984 with Goetz
Stoeckmann in the group formalhaut and until 2010 as seifert.stoeckmann architects. Their living room house has been widely published,
screened and exhibited i.e. at the Venice Biennale in 2004 and was awarded Mies Van der Rohe prize finalist. She has been a teacher and
lecturer at many universities, including East London University, RMIT, UTS Sydney, AHO Oslo, UTA Arlington and others. As artists formalhaut
engage with the question of space is in its fundamental meaning, experimenting with vessels, tents and lightworks, much of which has been
made in Australian landscapes and which is currently worked into a book trilogy by the title “dim diary – the erosion of boundary”.

MIAW C – Thierry Lagrange

Thierry Lagrange is a civil/engineering/architect. He runs the ALT-architectuur architecture office. He is active as a photographer and videomaker. He is also lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Architecture, KU Leuven. Both architecture and photography are key elements in his PhD (Look Here Now, Mapping Design Trajectories, 2013). His ongoing research work focuses on the act of looking and on the phenomenon of analogous spaces. Together with his colleague Jo Van Den Berghe they run the research group The Drawing and the Space.

MIAW B – Gunilla Svensson

Gunilla Svensson: Arkitekt SAR/MSA.
Member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts.
Member of the Public Art Agency Sweden Oversight Board.
She works with new build projects as well as restoration and renovation. The office’s project types include housing and cultural heritage, public buildings, urban planning and landscape architecture.

  • Winner of Architectural Design of the Year award in Lund in 1994 and2010.
  • Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe-award in 2003 for the Ingvar Kamprad Design Center at the Faculty of Engineering LTH at Lund University

MIAW A – Cany Ash

Before setting up Ash Sakula in 1994, Cany Ash worked for the GLC Architect’s Department and Burrell Foley Fischer, as well as in New York and Berlin. She has taught at a number of architectural schools as a critic and studio tutor and is an external examiner at Cambridge University. She is an experienced co-designer, leading design workshops with young people and many community groups. She has served on the RIBA Awards Group, as a CABE Enabler, a Client Design Advisor and a Civic Trust Awards Assessor. She is member of the South East Design Review Panel.

MIAW AY 2019-20


The international intensive programme MIAW-Milan International Architecture Workshop (4FU) is optional and is considered a workshop; therefore, in the study plan it replaces a teaching in the optional course group and must be combined with an optional course in order to obtain 8 CFU in total.
It will be held in Campus Leonardo Milan from 13 to 24 January 2020.

During the Study Plan compilation (August 26 – September 6), students may choose among the international Professors, expressing their section preferences order, and will be allocated according to merit based on the weighted average of examinations sat during the summer session.

The number of places for students enrolled on the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes, the three-year Laurea Triennele (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) Programme and the Exchange Programme for academic yaer 2019/20 has been defined as follows:

Students enrolled on the first year of the Programme may only bring the MIAW activity forward if they have entered all the first-year courses.
MIAW involves a final assessment and, on completion of lectures, students must register for a dedicated examination date in order to obtain the score in the career.

Any students not admitted will automatically be issued a generic workshop that must be defined or replaced with a second semester teaching, during the half-year Study Plan change period in February.
After the allocation, it will not be possible to delete the course from the Study Plan or replace it with another course, but it may be included as extra the following academic year.

Louise Wright_ Nature on the border

In natural systems, a corridor, is an area of habitat connecting wildlife populations separeted by human activities or structures. In urban fabrics, they are also places of movement, and generally connect but also disconnect.
We will look beyond conventional notions of urban design to modes of ecology and other knowledge bases to consider natural systems as a central urban design strategy, and the ground for more than human use. We will begin with the repair of natural systems that will at the same time also act as ‘urban’ infrastructure. 
Through a strategy of removal of built form to create an open space of natural sustems, the existing built environment will be redefined by the relocation of the removed buildings and programs within existing areas and the new relationships therefore generated with open space. We will work on a macro and micro scale to redefine large open space while at the same time elements such as building entries, windows and canopies.

Louise Wright_Biography

Louise Wright is a practicing architect and a director of Baracco+Wright Architects. She has a PhD in Architecture from andalso is a sessional lecturer in design at RMIT University, Melbourne,Australia. 
Louise is a Registered Architect in Victoria, Australia.
Louise has received an Australian ResearchCouncil Postgraduate Award (industry) scholarship and in 2012 she won theAustralian Architectural Services Award for client services.
Her PhD explores what architects know and theway architects know using their own modes of research accessing and transformingknowledge embedded within design.
Founded in 2004 with Mauro Baracco,Baracco+Wright’s architectural practice combines the academic and practiceworld and is shifting more and more towards landscape based approaches thateffect and catalyse environmental repair through decisions of siting, groundplane, hydrology and other ecological conditions.
They seek opportunities to positionarchitecture in a catalytic role that places the architect in the role ofstrategic thinker across disciplinary boundaries. 
Over the past 10 years they have developedthis approach through research projects throughout the Wimmera region in WesternVictoria, Australia, “Regenerated Towns: Regenerated Nature”, connecting environmentalrepair undertaken by Greening Australia in their project Habitat 141 withenvironmental, social and economic repair through strategic and integratedarchitectural and landscape works in the towns that lie within and around this project. The design based research theycarry out informs their practice. Baracco + Wright have been exhibited andpublished widely, nationally and internationally. They also publish theirresearch and design, recently authoring the book “Robin Boyd: SpatialContinuity”, Routledge 2017. 
Over the past few years they have wonseveral Architectural awards including Australian Institute of Architects Awardfor Small Architecture (2012) and the Harold Desbrowe Annear award for bestresidential project (2012 and 2017). 
In August 2017 they were appointed in therole of Creative Directors of the next Australian Pavilion at the 16thInternational Venice Biennale di Architettura 2018 with their theme “Repair”which seeks to explore the role of architecture in the repair of the natural environment. 
Theirwork has been described as quietly radical.

Katherine Ashe_ Nature inside the building

This site holds aparticular history. A relic and ruinous health care facility with its fences, pavilions and adjacentpromenades that is visually plaguing. The underlying memory of quarantine sits counter tothe future ideal of the city as the ultimate natural public domain.
Through this tension thesmall linear elements observed in aerial view are imagined as immersive corridors whichbegin the re-sewing process; of the city to the periphery, the periphery to nature, theinside to the outside. 

The corridor|corridoio is defined by the Oxforddictionary as ‘1. A long passage in a building fromwhich doors lead into rooms’ and ‘2. A belt of land linking two other areas or following a roador river’.

1 As the principalconceptual device for the workshop, the corridor will be considered as themechanism or lens for analysis and the prompt for the speculative re-stitchingresponses. A contradiction in terms, the corridor unites as it divides. Internally, on a microscale, the corridor acts as a spatial organizer connecting primary rooms with routes ofcirculation. Its formal expression and physical manifestation has morphed over time from thegrandiose entry hall to a gross floor area percentage that is in constant negotiation and underthreat on public projects. Its previous generous definition is in a state of flux. 
Externally, on a macroscale, the landscape notion of a green corridor allows wildlife a safe passage through habitatthat fosters and protects endemic flora and fauna, a counter measure to the effects of humancivilization. Projects such as the ‘Atlas for the End of the World’2 aim to illuminateplanetary hotspots of bio diversity which are under threat and propose the stitching of these withinterlaced corridors on a global scale as an ‘Atlas for the Beginning’.

The connectivity betweenscales and program, as well as the built and natural environments, will be explored anddefined in the following manner: 
PROCESS 1: Macrocontextual corridor mappings_
How the city corridors connectto the peripheral corridors connect to the regional corridors 
PROCESS 2: Microcontextual corridor mappings_ 
How in the inside corridors connect toprecedent connect to adjacent sites connect to Riformare 
PROCESS 3 Intersections_How moments of overlayprovide opportunities to reconsider the nature of the design and the design of nature.

1 Oxford EnglishDictionary,. ‘Corridor’. Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford UniversityPress, 2018. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/corridor.

2 Richard J. Weller,”Atlas for the Beginning” in Richard J. Weller, Clair Hoch, and Chieh Huang, Atlas for the End of the World (2017), http://atlas-for-the-end-of-the-world.com