paolo patelli is an architect and a researcher, currently based in the netherlands. he engages critically with places, things and society through academic and artistic research, spatial design, and autonomous projects.

he is currently associate reader “places and traces” at the design academy eindhoven.

in 2017/18, he was an artist-in-residence at the jan van eyck academie in maastricht. between 2016 and 2018, he collaborated with the programme d’expérimentation en arts politiques (speap) at sciences po (paris). in 2017 he was a faculty member at the new school’s parsons paris. in 2016, he was a design researcher and the exhibition designer of reset modernity!, co-curated by bruno latour at zmk (karlsruhe). he was also part of new europeans, the arts and design programme of the netherlands presidency of the council of the eu (amsterdam). 

he is a contributor to work, body, leisure, the dutch pavilion at the 16th venice international architecture biennale in 2018.

his projects have been previously 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, van abbemuseum in eindhoven, van eyck in maastricht. with senseable city lab, he has exhibited at the moma in new york, maxxi in rome and gwangju design biennale.

he has contributed articles on journals and magazines, including design issues and visual studies, and hosted workshops including at zmk, strelka institute, transmediale, salt institute, z33.

he obtained a phd in architectural and urban design from politecnico di milano in 2015.

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