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Dr Carla Molinari

Dr Carla Molinari
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Dr Carla Molinari

Senior Lecturer

Leeds School Of Arts


About Dr Carla Molinari

Carla Molinari is Senior Lecturer in Architecture. She lectures in architectural history and theory and collaborates in design studio.

Carla taught at the University of Gloucestershire and the University of Liverpool before joining our University in 2018.

Carla has a PhD in Theory and Critic of Architecture (University Sapienza of Rome) and she has published on cinema and architecture, on the conception of architectural landscape and on cultural regeneration. In 2016 she has been awarded the prestigious British Academy Fellowship by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and in 2014 she was the recipient of the Best Young Critic of Architecture Prize (presS/Tletter, Venice).

Research Interests

Carla's current research focuses on innovative interpretation of sequences and montage in architecture and on the role of narrative in architectural representation.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (4)

Books (1)

  • Molinari C (2018) Architettura in sequenza. Progettare lo spazio dell'esperienza [Architecture in sequence. Designing the space of experience]. Diap Print / Dottorato 4. Macerata: Quodlibet.

Chapters (4)

  • Molinari C (2018) Townscapes. In: Iuliano M; Must G Rome. Eternal City In the Photograph Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Rome: SKIRA, pp. 148-181.
  • Bigiotti S; Molinari C (2016) Space and time in narrative expositive paths: the corporeal experience of restored ruins. In: Dwyer S; Franks R; Green R With(Out) Trace: Interdisciplinary Investigations into Time, Space and the Body. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, pp. 17-29.
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  • Molinari C; Ferrara D (2016) Nuovo Realismo e Post-Modernismo. Ambiguità e contraddizioni nel confronto tra architettura e realtà". In: Gregory P Nuovo realismo/postmodernismo. Dibattito aperto fra architettura e filosofia. Roma: Officina, pp. 213-217.
  • Molinari C (2015) Letture duali del paesaggio antropico: identità e qualità spaziali del sottosuolo. In: Dell'Aira PV Sottosuoli urbani. La progettazione della città che scende. Macerata: Quodlibet, pp. 52-57.

Conference proceedings (peer reviewed) (3)

  • Molinari C (2019) Sequences in the Landscape. Sacri Monti as Early Picturesque devices. In: Space International Conference - Architectural History and Theory Docklands Academy London 03/05/2019 00:00:00. London: SPACE, pp. 1-16.
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  • Molinari C; Bigiotti S (2015) The storytelling in architecture. A proposal to read and write spaces. In: Now Ever Absent: Storytelling in arts, Culture and Identity Formation Lisbon . Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, pp. 183-194.
  • Molinari C (2013) Environmental Design as Medium: the Sacri Monti and the Narrative Spatial Sequences. In: Architectural Education and the Reality of the Ideal Naples . : European Network of Heads of Schools of Architecture, pp. 772-785.

Internet publications (2)

  • Molinari C (2017), Sequences in Architecture. How to use cinema to design the experience of space and time
  • Molinari C; Iuliano M (2015), Una scuola vince a sorpresa lo Stirling Prize
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