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  • Fabrizio Furiassi

    Part-time Lecturer

    Email
    furiassf@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    L - 2 West 13th Street

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    Fabrizio Furiassi

    Profile

    Fabrizio Furiassi is an architect, researcher, and educator based in New York and Basel. Since 2010, he has collaborated internationally with cutting-edge architecture firms and cultural institutions to disseminate critical design culture. Furiassi holds master’s degrees from Columbia University GSAPP and La Sapienza University of Rome. He also studied at the Moscow Institute of Architecture, and was a research fellow at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. Furiassi is the founding director of Distributed Architecture, a New York-based design and research practice focusing on participatory design projects, and current recipient of the NYSCA & The Architectural League of NY's Architecture + Design Independent Projects Grant (2022/2023), and two times recipient of the Columbia GSAPP Incubator Prize (2021/2022 & 2022/2023). He is a unit tutor at the Architectural Association Visiting School Seoul, South Korea, and a PhD candidate in architectural history at the University of Basel, Switzerland. At The New School, Furiassi teaches design history/theory, design studio, and transdisciplinary courses for designers and urban planners. 


    Degrees Held

    MS AAD, Columbia University GSAPP.

    MArch, La Sapienza University of Rome.

    BSc, La Sapienza University of Rome.


    Recent Publications

    “Mafia Matters” in Log 53: Why Italy Now? (New York, NY: Anyone Corporation, fall 2021), pp. 117-122.


    Performances and Appearances

    2022, Moderator, "Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories of Material Movements," lecture + talk with Jane Mah Hutton (University of Waterloo), at Urban Studies, University of Basel.


    Research Interests

    Furiassi's interests lie at the intersection of architectural history, urban politics, and material culture. Rooted in primary research, his work investigates buildings and environments to question canonical narratives that have privileged certain authors and contexts as epicenters of cultural production and historical change. Furiassi's current research focuses on material flows and traces the urbanization of Sicily during Italy’s postwar building boom, elucidating the social and spatial impacts of the Mafia’s concrete developments. Besides his academic endeavors, Furiassi is versed in participatory design practices that connect and strengthen communities in NYC.


    Awards And Honors

    Columbia University, GSAPP Incubator Prize 2021//2022 & 2022/2023

    ArchLeague NY & NYSCA, Architecture + Design Independent Projects Grant 2022/2023

    Swiss National Science Foundation, Mobility Research Grant 2022/2023

    Swiss National Science Foundation, Doc.CH 2022/2026

     

     


    Future Courses

    Visual Histories
    UTNS 5153, Spring 2023

    Past Courses

    ID Studio 3
    PAID 1022, Spring 2022

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