INSIDE hiSTORIES: Shaping Middle-Class Domestic Space: Italy 1950s-1970s

A series that explores the histories & theories of the modern interior, hosted by the School of Constructed Environments (SCE), and the School of Art & Design History and Theory (ADHT), curated by Ioanna Theocharopoulou and Sarah Lichtman.

Gaia Caramellino Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, DIPRADI, Politecnico di Torino & 2011 Visiting Scholar, Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal

Gaia Caramellino trained as an architect, she received a PhD in History of Architecture and Town Planning from the Politecnico di Torino, where she has been a postdoctoral fellow since 2008. She teaches architectural and urban history at the Politecnico di Torino and Politecnico di Milano and, since 2010, has been National Coordinator of the research project “Architecture for the middle-class in Italy, 1950s-1970s”, funded by the Italian government through the “FIRB Futuro in Ricerca” program for young scholars. Her studies on the circulation of urban and housing discourses between Europe and the Americas have been presented and published in Italy and abroad. She has been awarded grants and fellowships (Rockefeller Foundation, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, SAH, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts) and was appointed Visiting Scholar at the CCA for 2011. Her book William Lescaze. Un architetto europeo nel New Deal (Franco Angeli, 2010) will be translated into English in 2012 with the support of the Graham Foundation. Since 2005, she has been a member of the editorial board of the Il Giornale dell’Architettura.