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Wednesday 30 August 2017

Richard Ingersoll

Richard Ingersoll, born in California, 1949, earned a doctorate in architectural history at UC Berkeley, and was a tenured associate professor at Rice University (Houston) from 1986-97. He has lived off and on in Tuscany since 1970 and currently teaches at Syracuse University in Florence (Italy), and the Politecnico in Milan. He was the executive editor of Design Book Review from 1983-1997. He teaches courses in architectural history, urban history, contemporary art, architectural theory, and sustainable urbanism. He has led many workshops concerning Agricivismo, a synthesis of agriculture and architecture, under the aegis of Terra Viva Workshops in Milan. His recent publications include: World Architecture. A Cross-Cultural History, (2013); Sprawltown, Looking for the City on its Edge, (2006); World Architecture, 1900-2000. A Critical Mosaic, Volume I: North America, USA and Canada, (2000). He recently provided two installations for the exhibition Food, from the Spoon to the World at MAXXI (2015-2016). He frequently writes criticism for Arquitectura Viva, Architect, Lotus, and Bauwelt.
 

Richard Ingersoll, nato in California, 1949, ha preso il dottorato in storia dell'architettura alla Università di California a Berkeley, e da 1986-97 era professore di ruolo a Rice University, Houston Texas. Vive da tanti anni in Toscana ed insegna a Syracuse univerity in Florence e al Politecnico di Milano. Ha insegnato in molte scuole europei: ETH Zurigo, Universidad de Navarra a Pamplona, e la Facoltà di Architettura a Ferrara. Da 1983-97 era redattore capo di Design Book Review. Da alcuni anni conduce workshops sulle tematiche di Agricivismo, una sintesi tra l'agricoltura e architettura. Prima con Terra Viva Workshops e ultimamente con Earth Service. Le sue pubblicazioni recenti sono: World Architecture. A Cross-Cultural History, (2013); Sprawltown, Looking for the City on its Edge, (2006); World Architecture, 1900-2000. A Critical Mosaic, Volume I: North America, USA and Canada, (2000). Nel 2015 ha coordinato due installazioni al MAXXI per la mostra Food, from the Spoon to the World. Scrive spesso per Arquitectura Viva, Architect, Lotus, e Bauwelt..