Professor examines clues of architectural modernity in public lecture
The lecture saw Professor Stoppani re-examine Piranesi’s critical project on classical architecture and urban space and suggest that his work resonates with the current shift towards an architecture of change and materiality beyond form.
Teresa Stoppani is a Professor of Architecture in the School of Art, Architecture & Design at Leeds Beckett University. Teresa is an architectural theorist and critic and began her academic career teaching architectural design and theory at IUAV University, Venice, Italy.
Before joining Leeds Beckett University in 2013, Teresa also worked for the Architectural Association and the University of Greenwich, both in London, the University of Technology Sydney and RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. At Leeds Beckett, she is Head of Architecture in the School of Art, Architecture & Design, directs the PhD in Architecture programme and supervises postgraduate dissertations and thesis projects.
Teresa’s research focuses on the relationship between architectural theory and the design process in the urban environment, addressing in particular the influence of other spatial and critical practices on architecture.
Her writings are published internationally and her book, Paradigm Islands: Manhattan and Venice (Routledge, 2010 and 2015), explores the impasse of modernist architecture in historical contexts, while the forthcoming X Unorthodox Ways to Rethink Architecture and the City (Routledge, 2016) will propose a series of terms for the reconceptualisation of the architecture of the city.