Architectural engineer, designer and researcher, PhD in Architecture at the University of Palermo, former visiting academic at the University of East London.
My research focuses on design processes, digital methods, and the impact of information technology on architecture, and communication.
I am the editor-in-chief of Archinerds, a curated social media gallery on the relationship between image and architecture.
In 2007 I co-founded Mirabilia, a communication and web agency where I was the creative director until 2022. Within Mirabilia I managed communication design processes for worldwide clients, also winning some awards, such as Firefox Flicks and IDA International Design Award and other recognitions.
Since 2013 I am the president of Next, a volunteers’ association that performs initiatives for environmental protection, computer literacy and social innovation in Sicily. Among these is Sistema Bagheria, a participatory project that I coordinated for 4 years, working together with a partnership of 16 organisations and over 40 volunteers.
Some of my works have been published by Taschen, De Agostini, DesignBoom, ArchDaily, World Architecture Community, Archilovers and others.
Searching for an appropriate word to define my experiences and inclinations, only one Italian word comes to mind: Progetto. A term that in English we can just as easily translate as design, project or plan, and is full of positive aspirations for the future, rooted in history and the possibilities of the present.
As technology expands our capabilities far beyond previous boundaries and leaves ever deeper marks on our existence, we recognise the new breadth that the word design has achieved. It goes beyond architecture, graphic and industrial design to encompass the project of processes, services and systems that touch all areas of knowledge.
Similarly, the term designer unites all of humanity, from specialists in aerospace engineering research to ordinary users of social media who conceive posts to get views and measure results using data and metrics.
This presents us with a cultural challenge to address in terms of inclusion and openness, responsibility and awareness, which we can win by putting people and our environment at the heart of our practice.
If you would like to know more about my experience, education and training, please visit my LinkedIn profile: Giuseppe Gallo.