Thursday, May 05, 2011
- Name: Antonino Saggio
is the founder and editor of the book series "The IT Revolution In Architecture" published in English by Birkhäuser, in Chinese by Prominence and in Italian by Testo&Immagine (until 2004) and now by Edilstampa. Todate the book series has published 38 titles and represents an important asset in the foundation of a new digital culture in architecture. Saggio has written essays and introductions within this book series (the latest is "Architecture Informs" in a book co-authored with Derrick De Kerckhove and Peter Eisenman), in Exhibition catalogues (Digital | Real Dam 2001, Architecture In the Digital Age, Upennsylvania 2003), and in Conference proceedings (Acadia, Caad Futures, Docomomo and others).
Saggio has also authored several books, among which: Giuseppe Terragni Life and Works (Laterza, 1995 2004), Peter Eisenman. and Frank O. Gehry (Testo&Immagine 1996 e 1997) Architettura e Modernità Dal Bauhaus a la Rivoluzione Informatica (Carocci, 2013) . His editorial activity comprehend the co-foundation of the magazine "Il Progetto" the direction of the section "The Architects" after the death of Bruno Zevi, the Founder of Universale di Architettura. He has written for many magazines of architecture and culture in Italy and abroad ("Architectural Design", "Architese", "Jae" "Op. Cit.", "Domus", "Costruire" and others).
Prof. Saggio holds a professional degree in Architecture (1979) and a diploma of Planning from the University of Rome La Sapienza. He has a Master of Science from Carnegie-Mellon and a PhD from the Italian Ministry of research. Saggio taught in several universities in Europe, Africa and the United States, in particular at Carnegie-Mellon University- Pittsburgh, GhK-Kassel and at Eth-Zurich. He lectured in many major cities in Europa and North America. In the first phase of his career, Saggio won awards in design competitions and academic research grants from institutions such as the Fulbright Commission, the Graham Foundation and the Council of Italian Research. In 2003 he founded the resaearch group Nitrosaggio.net which deals transdisciplinary in the relationship between Design and Information Technology,
Saggio's web site that is a hub of architectural debate in Italy and one of the most visited of the University La Sapienza . He currently holds the chair of "Architecture and Information Technolgy" at the School of Architecture of University of Rome La Sapienza.
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