Lucia Bordone is socio-anthropologist. She is part of the College of Humanities at EPFL, where she started her PhD in 2015 within the Doctoral School in Architecture and Sciences of the City, under the supervision of Florence Graezer Bideau (EPFL) and Filippo De Pieri (Politecnico di Torino). Her research focuses on the issue of collective memory and space in the contemporary city. Her main case study is the city of Rome (Italy) and more specifically the post-industrial periphery of Ostiense.
Before joining EPFL, she worked as a scientific collaborator and consultant for the Institute of Ethics and Human Rights in Fribourg and for the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC).
Her topics of interest and expertise include the relationship between man and materiality (natural and built environment) as well as transmission and memorial processes.
Current research project
Lucia Bordone's PdD is part of a broader project entitled "Mapping controversial memories in the historic urban landscape: a multidisciplinary study of Beijing, Mexico City and Rome" funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) for the period 2015-2017.
This project aims at assessing the relevance of the concept of historic urban landscape, promoted by UNESCO since 2011, by applying it in the context of transforming urban zones in Beijing, Mexico and Rome.