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Mr Roberto Bottazzi

Mr Roberto Bottazzi

Lecturer in Architecture

The Bartlett School of Architecture

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
28th Sep 2015

Research summary

My research focuses on the impact of digital technologies on architecture and urbanism. This research has been developed through a number of related activities. I have been participating to inter-disciplinary research projects such as States of Mind [AHRC funded] which resulted in an installation on the relation between mind and space at FACT Liverpool. The project was developed with Brendan Dawes, Benjamin Koslowski, Tom Simmons {RCA], Karen Ingham [University of Wales Trinity Saint David].

I have been lecturing and exhibiting internationally including: UK, USA, China, Italy, Austria, and Portugal. Particularly, the installations: DatArchitecture [Group exhibition at Tulpenmanie Gallery in Milan, 2017], 35 Degrees [AR installation at Site Unseen, Chattanooga, , USA, 2012], Xiamen City Energy Masterplan [Hybrid model exhibited at the International Energy Efficiency in Building Expo, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China. With Chora, 2009], and Molecular City [AR installation at the Future Places Festival, Porto, Portugal. With T.Klein and T. Varoudis].

I have also been involved in several academic symposia either as an organiser or chair. Some of these include: Future Matters: The Imminent Reality of Multi-materiality [Architectural Association, 2015. Chair], iLondon [RCA, 2010. Organiser and chair], CAD/CAM Symposium [RCA, 2010. Organiser and chair].

Finally, I have been actively contributing to debate on architectural research by acting as reviewer for the following publishing companies: Wiley, Bloomsbury, Routledge, and Springer as well as contributing to Architecture Review and Opere

Teaching summary

I have been covering teaching positions at different levels: from 1st Year Bachelor, to Master level, and doctoral studies. Whilst most of the teaching has been concentrating on design, I have also been organising seminars on digital culture and techniques as well as research.

I was Visiting Professor at the Politecnico of Milan [MIAW 2015: ‘Urban Data Lab’] and Visiting tutor at the Innovation Design Engineering [IDE] at the Royal College of Art.

Students’ works have been exhibited at the Royal Academy, NLA – Building Centre, Christie, Architecture Foundation, V&A Museum, Honk Kong/Shenzhen Biennale, and Venice Biennale. 

Biography

Roberto Bottazzi is an architect, researcher, and educator based in London. He has studies at University of Florence, Italy and University of British Columbia, Canada before moving to London. His research analyses the impact of digital technologies on architecture and urbanism.

I have lectured and exhibited internationally including: UK, USA, China, Italy, and Portugal. He was Visiting Professor at the Politecnico of Milan and Visiting tutor at the Innovation Design Engineering [IDE] at the Royal College of Art.

I am a Senior tutor at University of Westminster, London and was Research co-ordinator and Master tutor at the Royal College of Art [2005-2015].

Publications