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Alessandro Melis

Cagliari, Italy

Alessandro Melis is Principal Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Portsmouth, and cofounder of Heliopolis 21 Architects. His research interests lie in the fields of climate sensitive design, sustainable strategies for urban mutations, environmental policies, radical theories and criticism, resilience, and sustainable conservation. He is the director of the Cluster for Sustainable Cities and founder of Media Hub, an open lab which focuses on technological innovation in planning for climate and environment. He has curated events at international institutions such as MoMA in New York and the China Academy of Art, and was recently appointed curator of the Italian Pavilion in the 17th Architecture Exhibition for the Biennale di Venezia in 2020, with a project entitled 'Resilient Communities'.


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