725 Commonwealth Ave, Rm 202C
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
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Assistant Professor; Modern Architecture;
D.Arch., Ph.D., Politecnico di Torino
Professor Paolo Scrivano joined Boston University after having taught at the Politecnico di Milano and at the University of Toronto. He graduated in Architectural History from the Politecnico di Torino and, from the same university, received a PhD in History of Architecture and Town-Planning. He has been Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Post-doctoral Fellow at the Politecnico di Torino, Visiting Scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts of the National Gallery of Art, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Research Grant recipient, and Boston University Humanities Foundation Junior Fellow.
Professor Scrivano’s research focuses on 19th and 20th century architecture with a specific interest for historiography and the postwar years. He has organized symposia and exhibitions, edited books and contributed essays and chapters to collective works. His publications and activities include the volumes Tra Guerra e Pace. Società, Cultura e Architettura nel Secondo Dopoguerra (1998, as co-editor), Storia di un’idea di architettura moderna. Henry-Russell Hitchcock e l’International Style (2001), Olivetti Builds: Modern Architecture in Ivrea (2001, with Patrizia Bonifazio), the exhibition “Building the Human City: Adriano Olivetti and Town-Planning” (2002) and the organization of the international conference “The Americanization of Postwar Architecture” (2005). More recently, he has authored the article Architecture in The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History (2009) and co-edited two monographic issues for the journals Architecture and Ideas (“Experimental Modernism”, 2009) and Visual Resources (“Intersection of Photography and Architecture”, 2011). He is currently completing a new book titled Building Transatlantic Italy: Architectural Dialogues with Postwar America.