Roberto Damiani

Adjunct Professor

Roberto Damiani is a designer, scholar, and curator whose work investigates how architecture and urbanism can engage and empower multiple “publics” in today contested urban environments. He received his Ph.D. in History and Theory of Urbanism from the Università “G. d’Annunzio” in Pescara with a dissertation on Aldo Rossi’s, Colin Rowe’s, and Oswald Mathias Ungers’ innovative pedagogies on architecture and the city. Some of its doctoral research was on display in the pavilion Radical Pedagogies at the 2014 Venice Biennale and it was published in the magazine San Rocco. He is the editor of the volume The Architect and the Public: On George Baird’s Contribution to Architecture (Macerata: Quodlibet, 2020), supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.  
He is a Lecturer at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto where he teaches design studios and seminars in the graduate and undergraduate programs. He is also the organizer and curator of Italy under Construction, a programme of public lectures and exhibitions on contemporary architecture in Italy sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto.