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Salome Katamadze

_PhD Researcher

Salome Katamadze is a Georgian-born Landscape Architect based in Milan (IT); her research interests focus on the physical and cultural transformation of the landscape in the conflictual border territories and the interaction of the political power domination on the unbuilt environment. Since 2023, she has been a PhD candidate at Politecnico di Milano, addressing the mutation of the borderland between Georgia and the Russian Federation due to its continued hostile dynamics throughout the post-Soviet era.

She received her master’s degree in Architecture at the University of Ferrara in 2020. In 2020/21, she was a fellow at Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche sul Paesaggio. In her professional and research activities, she has been a fellow resident at the International Research Center for Design and Architecture of Domaine de Boisbuchet, a teaching assistant at Politecnico di Milano and a guest lecturer at several universities. Since 2020, she has been a co-founder and partner of NOIA practice, an architecture office operating in Italy and Georgia. From 2024, she is a visiting PhD researcher at TU Delft, at the group Border&Territories.


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