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Lorenza Baroncelli

Lorenza is an architect, strategist, researcher and curator, currently based in Milan.

She is currently Councillor for Urban Regeneration for the city of Mantua and Associate Special Project at the Serpentine Gallery

From April 2015 she has been consultant for urban and cultural strategy for Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, and from September 2014 she has been the Scientific Director of “15Rooms” the live-art exhibitions at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biesenbach, designed by Herzog & de Meuron with artists such as Marina Abramovic, Tino Sehgal, Bruce Nauman, Joan Jonas and Yoko Ono.

In January 2015 she founded, together with Joseph Grima, Antonio Ottomanelli, Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual, White Hole Gallery, a remotely-controlled micro-gallery in Genoa (Italy), combining strategies of artistic practice and journalism to investigate, document and debate the forces - visible and invisible - that shape society and the landscape.

In 2014 she co-curated together with Hans Ulrich Obrist the Swiss pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 including artists and architects such as Herzog and de Meuron, Atelier Bow-Wow, Elizabeth Diller, Tino Sehgal, Olafur Eliasson, Philippe Parreno, Dominique Gonzalez-Foester, Carsten Holler, Ko Joeng-a and Liam Gillick.

Since September 2013 she has been the course leader of the Masters in Urban Vision and Architectural Design programme at Domus Academy, Milan.

In 2011 she was general coordinator for Festarch (Perugia, Italy) the first international festival of architecture curated by Stefano Boeri. From 2011 to 2012 she joined Equipo de Mazzanti in Bogota as co-director of the studio.

From 2009 to 2011 she worked as an architect at Stefano Boeri Architects where she collaborated in urban and architectural projects including, among others, Sao Paulo Calling, a worldwide research on the informal settlements, the Concept Masterplan for the Milan Expo 2015 and the Recovery of the Ex Arsenale at La Maddalena.

She studied Architecture at the Third University of Rome where she graduated cum laude with a thesis on the growth and development of Bogota in relation to its armed conflicts.

She has been published in national and international architecture magazines such as Abitare, Domus and Urbanistica and she has lectured in Universities and cultural centres in Italy, Brazil, China and Albania.