Corinna Del Bianco
Florence | Milan
PhD in Architectural, Urban and Interior Design, with a research on forms of living in Pemba in Mozambique (Dwellings and Settlements in Pemba, a typo-morphological field study in a changing urban environment)at the Politecnico di Milano, where, she teaches Urban Design for Development. Since 2014 she is assistant visiting professor at the Josai International University of Tokyo and in 2016 she was invited to hold workshops and speeches by the University of Science and Technology (Wroclaw, Poland), the Lublin University of Technology (Lublin, Poland), the Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction (Baku, Azerbaijan), the Toyo University (Tokyo, Japan), the Tohoku University of Art and Design (Yamagata, Japan), the International Union of Architects (Baku 2019 Forum).
She is board member of the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco, and since 2015, has directed the activities of the International Institute Life Beyond Tourism for the development of territories through travel for intercultural dialogue. Here she develops research and educational activities creating encounters on the topics of the Life Beyond Tourism Model and Movement.
The research conducted is two folded: from one side it is related to travel as an opportunity for the promotion of dialogue among cultures, and from the other the mapping and analysis of self-built forms of living in developing contexts. This found its origins during the master thesis under the supervision of Stefano Boeri and Pier Paolo Tamburelli. Up to date it consists in three case studies: a residential block in a favelaof Sao Paulo, Brazil (published by Pacini Editore, Pisa, 2014 with the name Jardim Filhos da Terra), the Pok Fu Lam neighbourhood in Hong Kong and four neighbourhoods of Pemba, Mozambique.
Since 2009, she has collaborated with Italian and international architectural studios (Emmanuel Cros Architect, Paris; MDU Architetti, Prato; Stefano Boeri Architetti, Milan; Stefano Gambacciani Architetto, Florence; Buro Ole Schereen Architecture, Beijing).
In 2015 she was appointed Ambassador for Tourism and Tsuyahime Riceby the Yamagata Prefecture (Japan).
She periodically publishes the results of the research in books and articles.