Cristina Pallini

Job Title: Associate Professor Institutional affiliation: Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering DABC

Architect (Politecnico di Milano, 1990), PhD in Architectural Composition (IUAV University of Venice, 2001). Teaching Architectural Design Studio at the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering AUIC, Politecnico di Milano. Her research on the relationship between architectural design, settlement dynamics and urban change has been funded by Italian and foreign institutions, including AKPIA @ MIT (2004), the Onassis Foundation (2006), Newcastle University (SALP, 2016).

She has collaborated in EU-funded research (ARCHING – European Building Companies’ Archives - EU Culture Programme 2010-2012; DeMuCiv - Designing the Museum of the City of Volos - THALES program, European Social Fund 2007-2010). PI in PUMAH Planning, Urban Management and Heritage (FP7 Marie Curie IRSES, 2012-2016) and MODSCAPES (Modernist reinventions of the rural landscape, HERA call “Uses of the past”, 2016-2019).


Bell, S., A. Fisher, M. H. Maia, C. Pallini, and V. Capresi. Modernism, Modernization and the Rural Landscape. Bruxelles: SHS Web of Conferences, 2019.

Pallini, C. “Revising Alexandria’s waterfronts (form, identity and architecture of a port-city).” In Waterfronts Revisited. European Ports in a Historic and Global Perspective, edited by H. Porfyriou and M. Sepe, 72-87. London-New York: Routledge, 2017.

Bonfante, F., and C. Pallini. “The Role of a Historic Townscape in City Reconstruction.” In Alternative Visions of Post-war Reconstruction. Creating the Modern Townscape, edited by J. Pendlebury, E. Erten and P. Larkham, 142-160. London-New York: Routledge, 2015.

Smouha, R., C. Pallini, and M.-C. Bruwier. The Smouha City Venture. Alexandria 1923-1958. Charleston: Createspace, 2014.

Hastaoglou-Martinidis, V., and C. Pallini. “Identikits of Smyrna at Turbulent Times Through Surveys, Plans, References and Projects.” In Il Passato Conteso. Metamorfosi di alcune città di confine del Mediterraneo orientale tra Ottocento e Novecento (Dissonant past: Metamorphosis of Eastern Mediterranean border towns at the turn of the 20th century), special issue of Città e Storia, n.2, edited by H. Porfyriou and C. Pallini, 379-404. 2013.

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