- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Personal Website: https://organseverywhere.com/
- Address: School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape
3rd Floor, The Quadrangle
University of Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne
Simone is a researcher at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, where he works on the design of Living Architecture, an EU-funded project that operates at the intersection of architecture, building construction, bio-energy and synthetic biology.
He is a member, with Rachel Armstrong and Rolf Hughes, of the Experimental Architecture Group (EAG), a collective whose work has been exhibited and performed at the Venice Art Biennale, Trondheim Biennale, Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Culture Lab, and the Tallinn Architecture Biennale.
Simone is the founder and editor of the online journal Organs Everywhere (Œ), and the Director of the Œ Case Files, imprint in collaboration with Punctum Books— a platform for profanatory and experimental practices that fundamentally question architecture’s boundaries, technologies, methods and evaluation systems. Other notable publications include articles in 306090, Thresholds, Architecture Design Research (Ardeth), Volume, Kerb, ARCH:RESEARCH Journal; the co-edited volume Unconventional Computing: Design Methods for Adaptive Architecture (ACADIA 2013) and chapters in several forthcoming books about experimental modes of architectural research and construction.
Simone is a PhD candidate in Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought at the European Graduate School (EGS) in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, where his research aims to theorize radical modes of co-authorship and the reactivation of wastes through design, beyond current up-cycling paradigms. Prior to joining Newcastle University, Simone was, for over a decade, an Associate and Project Manager/Architect at Richard Meier & Partners Architects in New York City, with award-winning 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.
- Ferracina S, ed. Organs Everywhere No.5: Ghostly. Newcastle upon Tyne: Organs Everywhere, 2017.
- Ferracina S. Blake Blake Blake. Continent 2015, 4.3: Intangible Architectures, 52-56.
- Ferracina S. Translucent Bodies. Thresholds 2014, 42: Human, 70-73.
- Ferracina S. Cyber Imageability and the Incommensurable Future of Cities. Barcelona: dpr-barcelona, 2013.
- Armstrong R, Ferracina S, ed. Unconventional Computing: Design Methods for Adaptive Architecture. Toronto: Riverside Architectural Press, 2013.
- Ferracina S. How to Build a House: Fairy Tale of a Sustainable Future. Volume 2013, 35: Everything under Control, 124-130.
- Ferracina S. The Future Architect. 306090 Architecture Journal 2013, 15: (Non-) Essential Knowledge for (New) Architecture, 170-179.
- Ferracina S, ed. Organs Everywhere No.4: Material Shifts. 2012.
- Ferracina S, ed. Organs Everywhere No.3: Monsters and Cyborgs. 2011.
- Spiller N, Ferracina S. Organs Everywhere No.2: Alternate Ecologies. 2011.
- Ferracina S. Super-Natural Garden. Kerb Journal of Landscape Architecture 2011, 19: Paradigms of Nature: Post Natural Futures, 26-31.
- Armstrong R, Ferracina S, Caldwell G, Ieropoulos I, Rimbu G, Adamatzky A, Phillips N, De Lucrezia D, Imhof B, Hanczyc MM, Nogales J, Garcia J. Living Architecture (LIAR): Metabolically engineered building units. In: Heisel, F; Hebel, D, ed. Cultivated Building Materials: Industrialized Natural Resources for Architecture and Construction. Berlin, Germany: Birkhauser, 2017, pp.170-177.
- Armstrong R, Ferracina S, Kakalis C, Hughes R. Notating not knowing: The oceanic challenge to format and medium. Edinburgh Architectural Research 2017, 35. In Press.
- Armstrong RA, Ferracina S, Hughes R. Designing with demons: In search of Living Bricks in Estonia. A workshop at TTU Academy of Architecture and Urban Studies by the Experimental Architecture Group (Rachel Armstrong, Simone Ferracina, Rolf Hughes) with Kristi Grisakov. Tallinn, Estonia: EU, Newcastle University, TTU, East Kultuurkapital, 2017.
- Ferracina S. Designing Living Bricks: The Architectural Drawing as Conversational Platform. Architecture Design Theory (Ardeth) 2018, 2(2), 137-155.