Stefano Milani


He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, where he also teaches architectural design studios and theory seminars in the Borders & Territories group. His Ph.D. research Franco Purini: The Drawing of Architecture and the Architecture of Drawing analyses the theoretical role of the architectural drawing in Purini’s early work Una Ipotesi di Architettura [A Hypothesis of Architecture] (1966-1968) and postulating an idea of drawings as the primary concept, and tool, for a comprehensive formulation of architecture and for its subsequent development. His research interest includes the analysis of the artistic languages, the notational systems, and, more generally, the relationship between representation and architectural design theory. He has been visiting scholar at the faculty of Architecture, University of Cagliari, and at the Chinese University of Honk Kong. In 2006, he was invited to take part in the 10th Architecture Biennale of Venice. He is currently working on a book on the Carceri d’Invenzione [Imaginary Prisons] presenting an analysis of the composition Piranesi’s plates produced by the students of the course Experiments in Drawing Theory.