Massimo Santanicchia is an architect and associate professor in architecture at the Iceland University of the Arts. Massimo’s work focuses on the politics of architectural education, by posing the questions: what are the politics of your design? and what is the design of your politics? In his research, Massimo draws upon literature on justice, citizenship, feminism, post-humanism, and cosmopolitanism to rethink architectural education and its practice in the Icelandic context and beyond.
Massimo has been working on developing the concept of Cosmopolitan Citizenship Architecture Education as a model to generate a renewed understanding on the designers’ roles and responsibilities towards our common social and ecological environment aimed at using the design process as an instrument for care and the betterment of the world.