Pier Vittorio Aureli
BiographyPier Vittorio Aureli (Rome, 1973) is an architect and educator. He studied at the Istituto di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) and later at the Berlage Institute and TU Delft where he earned his PhD. Aureli currently teaches at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne where he direct the Laboratory Theory and Project of Domestic space and teaches courses on History and Theories of Architecture. He has taught at the Architectural Association in London, Yale School of Architecture, Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, Columbia University in New York. Aureli is the author of several books including The Project of Autonomy: Politics and Architecture Within and Against Capitalism (2008), The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture (2011), Less is Enough. On asceticism and architecture (2013), The City as a Project (2014), Ritual and Walls: The Architecture of Sacred Space (2016, with Maria Shéhérazade Giudici), The Room of One’s Own. The Architecture of the Private Room (2017, with Dogma), Loveless. Minimum Dwelling and its Discontents (2019, with Dogma), Platform. Architecture and the Use of the Ground (2021, with Dogma), Living and Working (2022, with Dogma) and Architecture and Abstraction (forthcoming in Spring 2023). Together with Martino Tattara, he is the co-founder of Dogma, an office for architecture based in Brussels. Dogma has developed a specific interest in large-scale interventions, urban research, and especially domestic space and its potential for transformation. Aureli is also a painter; the first solo exhibition of his paintings has taken place at Betts Project gallery in London in 2017.
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