Paolo Patelli is an architect and a researcher, currently based in the Netherlands Europe. Through his practice and collaborative works, he engages critically and by design with space, things and society. He is Associate Reader at the Design Academy Eindhoven and a 2017/18 resident at the Van Eyck studio program in Maastricht.


He also teaches at The New School’s Parsons Paris and collaborates with the Programme d’Expérimentation en Arts et Politique (SPEAP) at Sciences Po. He received his PhD degree in Architectural and Urban Design from Politecnico di Milano in 2015.

In 2016, he was part of the Design Research team of “Reset Modernity!”, an exhibition co-curated by Bruno Latour at ZMK (Karlsruhe), and of New Europeans, the arts and design programme of the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the EU (Amsterdam). From 2012 to 2015 he taught Design Methods at NABA (Milano). Between 2012 and 2014 he was a co-author and research performer for *Urban Sensing (EU FP7). In 2013, he was a research resident at the CIID Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design; in 2011 he was a visiting PhD student at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a researcher at MIT’s Senseable City Lab.

His projects have been on show at BIO 50 the 24th Design Biennale in Ljubljana, Adhocracy Athens, RMIT Gallery in Melbourne, TodaysArt in The Hague, Haus der Architektur in Graz, TAC in Eindhoven. With MIT Senseable City Lab, at the MoMA in New York, Gwangju Design Biennale, MAXXI in Rome. He has contributed articles on journals and magazines, including MONUContinent.KrisisVisual Studies, Emotion Space Society. He has hosted workshops at ZMK in Karlsruhe, Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow, Transmediale in Berlin, SALT Institute in Istanbul, Z33 in Hasselt, NABA and Domus Academy in Milano, Artellewa in Cairo, DECODE in Monterrey, XY Lab in Castrignano de’ Greci.

Normally, Paolo does not speak in third person; he just made the effort to write an all-purpose bio.