School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Staff Profile

Simone Ferracina

Research Assistant

Background

Simone Ferracina is a Research Assistant at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University.

He is a PhD candidate in Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought at the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, and the founder and editor of the Organs Everywhere  (Œ) architecture magazine.

Prior to joining Newcastle University, Simone was an Associate and Project Director at Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP in New York City, with high-profile international projects in Italy, Czech Republic and Taiwan.

Qualifications

Diploma of Architect (BArch + MArch), Accademia di Architettura, Mendrisio, Switzerland (USI AAM)

Research

I am interested in experimental approaches that question the boundaries and methodological orthodoxies of the architectural profession. My current research interests include living and metabolic architecture, up-cycling and the reactivation of wastes through design.

I am working on the Horizon 2020 Future Emerging Technologies Open award for the Living Architecture (LIAR) project.

Publications