Monday, January 16, 2012
- Name: Antonino Saggio
has been 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. The book series has to date reached 38 titles and represents an asset in the process of foundation of a new digital culture in architecture. Saggio wrote essays and introductions within this book series (last one 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).
He his also author of 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 the Founder of Universale di Architettura Bruno Zevi. He has collaborated with 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, a Master of Science from Carnegie-Mellon and a PhD from the Italian Ministry of research. He has been teaching in several universities in Europe, Africa and the United States. In particularly at Carnegie-Mellon University- Pittsburgh, GhK-Kassel and Eth-Zurich. He lectured in many major cities in Europa and North America. He won awards in design competitions in the first phase of his career, and academic research grant from institutions such as the Fulbright Commission, the Graham Foundation and the Council of Italian Research. He founded in 2003 the resaearch group Nitrosaggio.net which operates transdisciplinary in the relationships between Desgn and Information Technology,
Saggio keeps a web site that was a hub of architectural debate in Italy and one of the most visited of the University La Sapienza where holds the chair of "Architecture and Information Technolgy" at the School of Architecture of sapiens University of Rome.
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