Ciorra, Pippo

Ciorra, Pippo

Architect, critic, full professor of design and theory at the School of Architecture of Ascoli Piceno, University of Camerino. Coordinator of the “Villard d’Honnecourt” international phd program. Member of CICA (Committee of International Critics of Architecture); advicer for the MVDR prize and for the “Medaglia dell’architettura italiana”. Since 1981 contributor to the cultural pages of “Il Manifesto” and other national newspapers and radio stations. Member of the editorial board of “Casabella”, “Gomorra”, “Parametro”. Author of a number of books, text, publications on architects, museums, urban issues: among them Ludovico Quaroni, Peter Eisenman, (per Electa) Young Italian Architects (Birkhauser), Nuova architettura italiana, (Skirà), La metropoli dopo, (Meltemi). He curated and designed important exhibitions and installations in Italy and abroad. Among others we mention the Biennale in Venice, the MAXXI museum and “Palazzo delle Esposizioni” in Rome, the “Casa dell’architettura” in Rome, the Mole Vanvitelliana and Palazzo degli Anziani in Ancona. Curator of the show and catalogue: Next Generation_ Il futuro dei musei (Electa 2006). Most recently, curator and designer of the show Atlante Italiano 008 on landscape and urban photographers. Among his projects and buildings the Laboratories of the Department of Molecular Biology of University of Camerino, the addition to the Archeologic Museum of Ascoli Piceno and a number of residental and office buildings in Italy. Among other projects PC is currently working as a curator on the opening exhibitions for the new MAXXI – museo di architettura in Rome.