Paola Viganò

Paola Viganò architect and urbanist, is Full Professor in Urban Theory and Urban Design at the EPFL (where she directs the Habitat Research Center and the Lab-U) and at IUAV Venice. She received the French Grand Prix de l’Urbanisme in 2013, the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the UCLouvain in 2016 in the frame of “Utopia for our Time”, the Flemish Culture Award for Architecture in 2017, and the Golden medal to the career of Milano Triennale in 2018. Together with Bernardo Secchi, she founded Studio (1990-2014) working on numerous projects and visions in Europe. Since 2015 StudioPaolaViganò works on the ecological and social transition of cities, landscapes and territories designing urban and territorial projects and realizing public spaces in Europe. In 2019 her work has been exhibited at the Shenzen Biennale and in 2021 at the Venice Biennale.

Among her recent publications:

Viganò Paola (2022), «Life as a Common: Space for a New Biopolitical Project» in New Geographies 12, Commons, Mojdeh Mahdavi and Liang Wang, eds., Harvard University Press.

Cavalieri Chiara & Viganò Paola (2019), eds., The Horizontal Metropolis. A Radical Project, Zürich: Park Books.

Viganò Paola (2016), Territories of Urbanism. The Project as knowledge Producer, Routledge-EPFL Press.

Viganò Paola, Secchi Bernardo and Fabian Lorenzo, (2016), eds., Water and Asphalt. The Project of Isotropy, Zürich.