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).