Politecnico di Torino
DAD - Dipartimento di Architettura e Design
PhD Architect | Researcher and Aggregate Professor
Michela Barosio graduated at Politecnico di Torino in 1999
She is a chartered architect from 2000 and she worked as a practitioner architect from2000 to 2015, since 2004 as founder of Lostudio architetti in Torino.
She obtained her PhD in Architecture and Building Design at Politecnico di Torino in 2004 with a dissertation titled “The industrial footprint. Study on the formal values of industrial settlements in the building of the city and of the Landscape”.
Since 2015 she is full time Researcher in Architecture and urban Design at Politecnico di Torino.
Since 2009 she teaches in multidisciplinary Architectural Design Ateliers at Politecnico in which she collaborates with planning, restoration, building technology and structural engineering colleagues in interactive and multidisciplinary teaching practice.
Since 2016 she is member of the dell’Education Academy della EAAE European Association for Architectural Education in the frame of which she organizes international workshops on architectural design teaching. She is one of the author of the Chart for European Education in Architectural Design.
In 2016 she has coordinated the team for the project of the new Bachelor in Architecture at Politecnico di Torino, since then she is the vice-director of the Bachelor.
Since 2019 she is member of the Academic Senate of the Politecnico di Torino.
She is presently the scientific coordinator for the Politecnico of the Research Project Afterlife funded from the EU Programme Erasmus + Strategic Partnership for Higher education. The project focuses on the professional opportunities for graduates in architecture in other sectors than the one traditionally connected with Architecture.
Since 2019 she is visiting professor at South East University (SEU) in Nanjing.
Her research activity focuses on architectural and urban forms and on their evolutional processes through time. The research is developing through publications - as an author co-author, she has written and published articles, studies and books and participated to several national and international conferences - and professional practice activities toward three axes:
- Urban morphology and contemporary city regeneration
- Parametric approach and design methods
- Design methods and architectural design teaching
in the field of educational buildings as well as architecture reviews.