«Past Present & Future of Public Space», Conference in Bologna

International Society of Biourbanism at the
Bologna, Italy, 25-27 June 2014


“Past present and future of public space” is an Italian project, developed as an academic research activity by Dr. Luisa Bravo at the Department of Architecture, University of Bologna (Italy). It aims to explore new dimensions of public realm and to discuss results of research activities, through a multidisciplinary approach, on public space and related topics, comparing theories and projects with advisors and correspondents from different contexts.
Started in 2012, the project has involved many international scholars and professionals.
First results were presented and discussed at the Biennale dello spazio pubblico on May 2013 in Rome, during an international session coordinated by Luisa Bravo, and published in a special issue of the digital journal “IN_BO. Ricerche e progetti per il territorio, la città e l’architettura”, entitled “The public space of education”, edited by Luisa Bravo and Claudio Sgarbi. During the Roman session a call for proposals has been launched in order to invite scholars, architects, urban designers, planners, photographers and artists to join the project.
The research project was then discussed in Bologna, on November 2013, during a symposium and exhibition at Quartiere San Vitale, Municipality of Bologna.
The international conference, promoted by “City Space Architecture” cultural association in Bologna (Italy), that will take place in Bologna, next 25-27 June 2014, is intended to be the final result of this research activity, as a large public event.



Margaret Crawford, University of California Berkeley, USA
Marc Crunelle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Mirko Guaralda, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Maria Hadjisoteriou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Nilly R. Harag, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
Karin Hofert, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Konstantinos Ioannidis, University of Stavanger, Norway
Richard Ingersoll, Syracuse University in Florence, Italy
José Manuel Madrigal, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Roberto Mingucci, University of Bologna, Italy
Valentina Orioli, University of Bologna, Italy
Piero Orlandi, Institute of Cultural Heritage, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy
Angela Petrou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Joaquim Sabaté Bel, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Rania Sassine, Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, Lebanon
Claudio Sgarbi, Carleton University, Canada
Hendrik Tieben, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Luisa Bravo, University of Bologna, President of City Space Architecture, Italy
Antonio Caperna, International Society of Biourbanism, Rome, Italy
Giuseppe De Luca, University of Florence, Italy
Manfredo Manfredini, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Saverio Mecca, University of Florence, Italy
Raffaele Milani, Laboratorio di ricerca sulle città, University of Bologna, Italy
Pierluigi Molteni, Accademia Belle Arti di Bologna, Italy

Luisa Bravo, University of Bologna, President of City Space Architecture, Italy


For information regarding the conference please contact:
Dr. Luisa Bravo
Address: via Saragozza 135/2 – 40135 Bologna (Italy)
Phone: + (39) 051 6493346  |  Fax: +(39) 051 6493346
luisa.bravo@bravodesign.it   |   http://www.cityspacearchitecture.org