School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Staff Profile

Simone Ferracina

Research Assistant


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 Director of the Œ Case Files imprint in collaboration with  Organs Everywhere (Œ) and Punctum Books.

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


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


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.