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GIOVANNI BELLOTTI Architect Pavia, Italy 1987 Role: Research and publication

ALESSANDRA COVINI Architect, Studio Ossidiana Milan, Italy 1988 Role: Exhibition design

Giovanni Bellotti is a Rotterdam based architect. Following studies at the IUAV University of Venice, he completed his master in architecture and urbanism between TU DELFT and Venice, graduating with Paola Viganò in 2012. The resulting project, a proposal for a reform of Moscow’s libraries on the city scale, was selected for the Italian archiprix and has been exhibited and published on various international publications (among others Archdaily, Harvard Design Magazine #37, Lobby Magazine #2). In 2011, his work on the roman centuriation was selected and exhibited at the Maxxi museum in Rome within the Re-Cycle exhibition curated by Pippo Ciorra. In 2012 he was appointed teaching assistant for The Why Factory in TU Delft, chaired by Prof. Winy Maas where he co-tutored classes and workshops both in Delft and Berlin (Aedes). The same year he was part of the curatorial team for the Euro-Tower exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, as well as part of the team for MVRDV’s “Freeland” project, exhibited at the Giardini. In 2014 his master project “The Wild City” was selected and presented at the sixth edition of the Rotterdam Architecture Biennale (IABR) and featured in international digital and printed publications (AD Magazine #83, The Architectural Review’s Folio). Since 2012 he has been working and collaborating with Rotterdam based offices (SVESMI, IND Inter.National.Design).

Alessandra Covini is a Rotterdam-based architect and co-founder of the architectural practice ‘Studio Ossidiana’. Following her studies in Milan and Lisbon, she graduated at TU Delft with Michiel Riedijk (Neutelings Rideijk Architects) with a thesis on Istanbul. During and after her studies she has been awarded prizes in international competitions promoted by renowned authorities such as the UNESCO and UIA (Bamiyan Cultural Center in Afghanistan 2015, Hemitage Pavilion in Rotterdam 2015, Meditation Space in Malmo Cemetery 2012). Her projects have been published in several architectural magazines and online platforms (Architectural Review, Architectural Journal, Archdaily, Forum magazine). She has worked with Privileggio-Secchi in Milan (2010), the Architectural Review in London (2013) and RCR Arquitectes (2012-2013). In August 2015 she was invited as a tutor and coordinator at RCR Architecture and Landscape Workshop, together with Salvador Tarradas. Currently she is involved in a project on the relation between the Oriental Carpet and Architecture, granted by the Creative Industries of the Netherlands, that will be exposed October 2016 at the Dutch Design Week, together with the other emerging design talents of the Netherlands. Amongst other projects, she curated and designed the exhibition ‘Torre David, Informal vertical communities’. This exhibition brought to Rotterdam - in the vacant Hofpoort tower (former home of Shell Netherlands), the award winning photos of Iwan Baan, winner of Golden Lion at 2012 Venice Biennale.

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