Fabrizio Gallanti has wide-raging and international experience in architectural design, education, publication, and exhibitions. He holds a Ph.D. in architectural design from the Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy 2001) and an M. Arch. from the University of Genova (1995). In 1998 he was among the founding members of gruppo A12, a collective of architects dedicated to the hybridization of architectural design and visual arts (www.gruppoa12.org), with which he collaborated until 2004. He has taught in Canada, Chile, Italy, UK and USA. Between 2007 and 2011 he was the architecture editor at Abitare magazine and chief editor of the Abitare web-site. Between 2011 and 2014 he was the Associate Director Programs at the Canadian Centre of Architecture in Montréal, Canada. In 2014 he was the first senior Mellon fellow at the School of Architecture of Princeton University. He is a regular contributor to magazines such as Abitare, Interwoven and San Rocco. He currently teaches at the School of Architecture of McGill University in Montréal and the Architectural Association in London.
Francisca Insulza is an independent researcher, consultant and practitioner. She trained as an architect at the Universidad Central in Santiago, Chile, has a M.Arch from the Berlage Institute and a Ph.D. in History of Architecture, from the Politecnico di Torino. Specialized in research related to territorial transformations and the representation of urban dynamics, she was a founding member of the multiplicity network (www.multiplicity.it) and has participated in numerous collective projects that combine research, exhibition and publication, most recently “Moscow Tales’ (Strelka Institute, Moscow) and ‘Sao Paulo Calling’ (Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, Brazil). She has taught in Canada, Chile, Italy, Holland and Russia. She is co-author of ‘USE-Uncertain States of Europe’ (Skira, 2003) and “Maddalena Effect, an Architectural Affair” (Rizzoli International, 2009) and has widely published in international architectural magazines. She is currently Director, Program & Content at the Le Forum économique international des Amériques in Montréal.