Gregorio Carboni Maestri is a Belgian, Brazilian and Italian Doctor of Architecture with a Ph.D. on Architectural Theory and History on the US magazine Oppositions (1973-1984) and what he defines the “School of New York” (advisors S. Scarrocchia, K. Frampton). He teaches “Architecture and Building Design Studio” at the Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta (Université libre de Bruxelles). At the Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Urbanism LOCI (UCLouvain) he teaches “Architecture, City, Territory: modes of production” and “Contemporary Architecture Theory”. He was awarded as 2017 Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at Montreal’s Canadian Center for Architecture Montreal. In 2015 he was grantee of the Graham Foundation for the project “The Creation of the Kenneth Frampton Archives: a New Narrative”. From 2012 to 2015 he was Visiting Research Scholar at Columbia University. Since 2010 he is actively involved in the preservation of the former Italian Memorial in Auschwitz, of which he is one of the leading specialists, having led a doctoral study in this field. His research on what he defines as “ideological relativity theory” he focuses on the relationship between architecture, art, culture, languages and other communicative phenomena with socio-political contexts. Besides being an independent architect since 2010, he worked in many architectural offices between Paris (Renzo Piano Building Workshop), Milan (Archea, Antonio Citterio & Patricia Viel) and Porto (CRUARB-Centro Historico).
College
Institut supérieur d'architecture de la Communauté française de Belgique, La Cambre
Bachelor in Architecture
19961998
College
Facoltà d'architettura civile, Politecnico di Milano
Master in Architecture
19982007
College
Faculdade de arquitectura da universidade do Porto
Erasmus
20012002
College
Università degli studi di Palermo, Accademia di belle arti di Brera
Ph.D.
20102015
Birth Date
August 31, 1977
Nickname
Gregorio Carboni Maestri
Birth City
Uccle
Current City
Schaerbeek
Hometown
Milan
Height
184 centimeters
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Italian
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Virgo
Children
Nehara Land-Boss
I had a training in painting and comics at the Académie des beaux-arts de Saint-Gilles, where I was exceptionally accepted aged 11. I was also the youngest to become front-page illustrator of a national newspaper in Brazil, "Jornal do Comércio" (aged 15). Being dyslexic, I was then late on anything else.
“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born”
“Man is above all else mind, consciousness -- that is, he is a product of history, not of nature.”
Antonio Gramsci