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Dr Andrea Canclini

Lecturer in Architecture

Andrea Canclini

PhD supervision

History, Criticism, Theory in Architecture


I’m currently a Lecturer in Architecture at the School of Architecture at Lancaster University, and a former Lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture of the Politecnico di Milano, where I was teaching for the past four years the subjects of Theory in Contemporary Architectural Design and Design Studio, and Visiting Professor at the Beirut Arab University.

I participated in several international activities, symposia and conferences, among others at the PhD School in Politecnico di Milano, The Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London, the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Brussels, the Architectural Humanities Research Association Conference 2021 at Loughborough University, the Jade Universität, The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, I organised and chaired a session at the European Architectural History Network History Network 2022 at ETSAM Madrid, and appointed as Head of the Scientific Committee for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the VII CIAM in Bergamo 2019 organised by the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of Politecnico di Milano.

I published articles, in Scopus indexed journals such as ‘The Plan Journal’ and ‘aut aut’, the leading Italian journal of aesthetic philosophy, as well as book chapters and peer-reviewed conference proceedings in Italy, Portugal, Turkey, China, England, Lebanon, Scotland, Belgium, Austria and Germany about my main research topics: the cultural basis of Modern and Contemporary architectural criticism.

My research on modern and contemporary architecture critique and history and their cultural basis includes my PhD dissertation at the Politecnico di Torino, which focused on the nature and the role of the French Theory on American architectural discourse during the Seventies, which is currently being published in Italy.

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