Giulio Giovannoni

Giulio Giovannoni is a researcher at the University of Florence, Department of Architecture, and a former research fellow at John's Hopkins University, Institute for Policy Studies. He has recently been a visiting scholar at Berkeley University, College of Environmental Design. He is the co-founder and co-director of the international research network 'Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Urban Space'. His research focuses on urban theory, suburbs, sprawl, and on Tuscan cultural history. He is the author of Governare il territorio. Una riflessione sul caso toscano (Angeli, 2004), Contenimento urbano, piano e mercato. Il caso dell'Oregon e dell'area di Portland (Alinea, 2010), as well as the author of numerous essays on topics such as "Everyday Tuscany and the Politics of Landscape Purification" (2014), "The Aesthetics of Urban Fragmentation" (2015), "Beyond the Modernist Failure Myth" (2015), "Utopias and Dystopias in Narratives about Tuscany" (2016), "The Social Life of Gas Stations" (forthcoming).

‘The Sprawling Literature on Sprawl’: Navigating Urban Studies Literature (3 hours)
Wed Feb 17th 2016, 2.30-5.30pm, Aula Pietre, Palazzo di San Clemente, Via Micheli 2

Is Tuscany Real? Hyperreality and Urban Space in the Cradle of the Renaissance (3 hours)
Wed Mar 9th 2016, 2.30am–5.30pm, Room 7M, Palazzo di San Clemente, Via Micheli 2

The anthropology of modernist mass housing (3 hours)
Wednesday March 23rd – 2.30pm-5.30pm, Aula Pietre, Palazzo di San Clemente, Via Micheli 2

Containing Suburban Portland: Introduction to Case Study Research (3 hours)
Wednesday April 6th – 2.30pm-5.30pm, Aula Pietre, Palazzo di San Clemente, Via Micheli 2

Identity, History, and the Production of Urban Space (3 hours)
Wednesday May 4th – 2.30pm-5.30pm, Aula Pietre, Palazzo di San Clemente, Via Micheli 2

Urban Space as a Contested Space: Struggles for Identity in the Florence Area
Wednesday June 1st – 2.30pm-5.30pm, Aula Pietre, Palazzo di San Clemente, Via Micheli 2