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Our professors are key to the success of our approach. They are highly skilled educators who are also practicing art and design professionals. They come from leading design and architecture studios, fashion companies, advertising and marketing agencies, and arts and culture institutes. Some are renowned art curators, designers, critics, published authors, or regular contributors to influential art and design magazines. All bring a current, real-world perspective to their lectures and group projects, through which they inspire students to learn, experiment, and grow.

Academic Leadership

Guido Tattoni
NABA Dean
NABA Dean
Guido Tattoni
<p>Sound Engineer and Sound Designer, he earned his BA in Recording Arts and his MA in Creative Media Practice at Middlesex University (London), and, later on, he also graduated in Computer Science at Politecnico di Milano. His research interests include generative compositional techniques, contemporary music, artificial intelligence, interaction design, sound and audio technology, which he investigates through his ongoing PhD Studies, based at the Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) centre of London College of Communication at University of the Arts London. From 2003 to 2015, he worked in a variety of academic positions in the field of Sound at SAE Institute, that he has also directed. At NABA he has been the Design and Applied Arts Department Head&nbsp; (2015-2019) also teaching Sound Design. NABA Dean since 2019, he guides educational activities of the Academy.</p>
Silvia Simoncelli
NABA Roma Head of Education
NABA Roma Head of Education
Silvia Simoncelli
<p>Head of Education of NABA in Rome, she has served as Course Leader of NABA Academic Master in Contemporary Art Markets in Milan. She regularly holds seminars at Leuphana Universit&auml;t L&uuml;neburg in Germany, she taught at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera and was research assistant for the Master in Curating at Z&uuml;rcher Hochschule der Kunste. She partecipated in and organized conferences in London (ICA), Z&uuml;rich (Migros Museum), Berlin (Technische Universit&auml;t), Milan (NABA, Universit&agrave; Milano-Bicocca). Since 2015 she is part of the board of the Forum per l'arte contemporanea and member of TIAMSA (The International Art Market Studies Association). Her essays appear in books and artist catalogues and she is a contributor to ArtEconomy24 and Exibart.</p>
Italo Rota
NABA Scientific Advisor
NABA Scientific Advisor
Italo Rota
<p>&nbsp;Graduated from the Politecnico di Milano, he is lecturer at Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts and advisor at the Tsinghua University of Beijing. Upon winning the competition to design the interiors of Mus&eacute;e d&rsquo;Orsay in the 80s, in Paris he worked on the renovation of the Centre Pompidou, with Gae Aulenti; the hall of the French school of the Cour Carr&eacute; of the Louvre Museum; the lighting of the Notre-Dame Cathedral and of the banks of the Seine river, and the renovation of the historical center of Nantes. Among his most recent projects: Italian Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020 with Carlo Ratti, Civic Museums of Reggio Emilia, new Elatech factory in Val Brembilla, Bruno Munari Theatre in Milan, Noosphere XX1 Pavilion at Triennale Milano, Expo Milano 2015 Pavilions for Kuwait, Italian Wine and Arts and Foods, and Museo del Novecento in Milan, the headquarters of Columbia University in New York and the Hindu Temple in Dolvy, India.</p>

Department Head

Luca Poncellini
Design and Applied Arts Department Head
Design and Applied Arts Department Head
Luca Poncellini
<p><strong>Design and Applied Arts Department Head</strong></p> <p>Luca Poncellini is an architect and a designer with a PhD in the History of Architecture and City Planning. As a partner in the architecture office Cliostraat until 2009, he has curated projects and has lectured in Italy and in several countries throughout the world. His works have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, at the Van Alen Institute in New York, at ETH in Z&uuml;rich, at MAGA in Gallarate and at Triennale Milano. In 2008 he co-curated the retrospective exhibition Laszlo Hudec, in collaboration with the Hungarian Consulate in Shanghai. Since 2013 he has been the Course Leader of the MA in Interior Design. Between 2015 and 2019 directed the research lab and the project C-Park. Since 2019 he has been Design and Applied Arts Department Head.</p>
Marco Scotini
Visual Arts Department Head
Visual Arts Department Head
Marco Scotini
<p>Marco Scotini is the Artistic Director of the FM Centre for Contemporary Art, Milan, and Head of the Exhibitions Programme at PAV, Parco Arte Vivente, Turin. He is the Scientific Director of the Archivio Gianni Colombo and the Bert Theis Archive. He has been a member of the Italian Council since 2019. He has been Visual Arts Department Head since 2004. After many collaborations with international artistic institutions (Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Documenta, Kassel, MAXXI, Rome, SALT, Istanbul, Castello di Rivoli), he curated the Albanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2015), co-curated the 1st Anren Biennale (2017) and he has been the Artistic Director of the 2nd Yinchuan Biennale in China (2018). Among his most recent publications: Utopian Display. Geopolitical Curating (Quodlibet NABA Insights, 2019), Politiques de la V&eacute;g&eacute;tation (Eterotopia France, 2019), Artecrazia (DeriveApprodi, 2017).</p>

Area Leader

Claudio Larcher
Design Area Leader
Design Area Leader
Claudio Larcher
<p>Born in Milan, he graduated in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano. After a research period in Spain, in Madrid and Barcelona, in 2002 he founded his own studio, Modoloco Design Workshop, a space for experimentation and research, where diverse cultures and experiences are implemented as architectural and design forms. He has taught at the Faculty of Design and Arts of the Free University of Bozen, at Politecnico di Milano, and lectured in Italian and international institutions. He curated and participated in several exhibitions in Italy, Japan, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Sweden. Ambassador of Italian Design for Switzerland, Albany and Uruguay in 2017, 2018, 2019, he is the author of the books Globetrotting designers (Compositori), Design, scuola e solidariet&agrave; (Fausto Lupetti), Design from the Alps (Scheidegger Und Spiess), and Disegnare un cucchiaio per cambiare la citt&agrave; (Quodlibet).</p>
Colomba Leddi
Fashion Design Area Leader
Fashion Design Area Leader
Colomba Leddi
<p>After a number of collaborations with many top fashion designers, including Nanni Strada, Colomba Leddi joined Frammenti in 1992, a group experimenting with artisanal techniques to be applied to the clothing sector. In 1996, she opened her own atelier of tailor-made, unique pieces, and her label can be found in some of the best Italian and foreign boutiques, including Biffi in Milan, Philippe Model Maison in Paris, HP Deco in Japan, Thimbloom in Korea and Bird Boutique in New Zealand. She has participated in several fashion fairs and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including Passeggiata evanescente, with Melina Mulas, at Galleria Le 5 Venice, in Venice (2010), W. Women in Italian Design at Triennale Milano (2016-2017), Documenta 2020 &ndash; Windows in pandemic, Tsinghua University Art Museum Beijing (2020). She also works as a theatre and cinema costume designer and has taught at many different universities and academies.</p>
Patrizia Moschella
Communication and Graphic Design Area Leader
Communication and Graphic Design Area Leader
Patrizia Moschella
<p>Sociologist of Cultural Processes, she graduated at Universit&agrave; Statale di Milano and has a PhD in Philosophy of Knowledge from the Planetary Collegium, Plymouth University (UK). She has collaborated with international research institutes (Universit&agrave; Statale di Milano, Eurisko, Doxa, RQ Qualitative Research, Synergia) and she participate in several interdisciplinary and interuniversity platforms for socio-cultural communication projects in collaboration with associations and institutions (Libera, Assessorato alle politiche sociali di Milano). Among her most recent publications: &ldquo;Genealogia e Universit&agrave;. Profezia, Scenario, Utopia&rdquo;, in A. Bianchi, G. Leghissa (edited by), <em>Mondi altri </em>(Mimesis, 2016). She has collaborated since 2004 with NABA, where she directs the Communication and Graphic Design Area and the BA in Graphic Design and Art, and she teaches Methodology of Research, Sociology of Cultural Processes and Future Scenarios (Brand Design specialisation).</p>
Vincenzo Cuccia
Media Design and New Technologies, and Set Design Area Leader
Media Design and New Technologies, and Set Design Area Leader
Vincenzo Cuccia
<p>Vincenzo Cuccia has a degree in Cultural Heritage from Universit&agrave; Statale di Milano and in Editing from the Milan Scuola Civica di Cinema e Nuovi Media. As part of his previous professional experience, he worked as an editor in advertising and television, where he collaborated with the RAI (Milan tv broadcast production area) on entertainment, culture and information channels. After working in the SAE Institute since 2009 as lecturer and then Academic Coordinator and Manager of the activity of undergraduate and postgraduate courses on the Creative Media campuses of Milan, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Brussels, Madrid, Paris and Stockholm, between 2017 and 2021 he has been Course Leader of the BA in Media Design and Multimedia Arts while from 2021 he is Area Leader of Media Design and New Technologies, and Set Design.</p>

Course Leader


Undergraduate Milan

Andris Brinkmanis
Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Visual Arts Course Leader
Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Visual Arts Course Leader
Andris Brinkmanis
<p>Andris Brinkmanis is an art critic and curator of Latvian origin, based in Milan and Venice. He has collaborated with magazines and publications such as Il Corriere della Sera, Alfabeta2, Arte e Critica, Flash Art International, Studija, and he is the International Editor of the bookzine No Order. Art in a Post-Fordist Society. From 2007 to 2013 he was commissioner and co-curator of Latvia, Estonia and Central Asia Pavilions at the Venice Biennale. Among the most recent projects, he was part of the curatorial team of Documenta 14 (2017), 2nd Yinchuan Biennale (2018) and has curated <em>Infancy and History</em> at the OCAT Institute, Beijing (2019). Lecturer in NABA since 2009, he has been Course Leader of the BA in Painting and Visual Arts since 2013. His research focuses on alternative education and the relationship between education and visual culture.</p>
Michele Corradini
Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design Course Leader
Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design Course Leader
Michele Corradini
<p>Art&nbsp;Director and Graphic Designer specialised in fashion and art. After&nbsp;graduating&nbsp;from Politecnico di Milano, he has dealt with communication&nbsp;for young artists&nbsp;and independent fashion brands, collaborating with&nbsp;milanese visual&nbsp;communication agencies and art galleries. In 2013 he&nbsp;joined NABA, where he&nbsp;initially was in charge of special projects and&nbsp;events for the Fashion Design Area. He&nbsp;then moved on to teaching the themes&nbsp;most dear to him: communication and&nbsp;graphics for fashion. For years&nbsp;he has managed the Art Direction of Darwin20&nbsp;Magazine together with&nbsp;Paolo Bazzani (Studio Bazzani). He is currently the BA&nbsp;in Fashion&nbsp;Design Course Leader.</p>
Germana De Michelis
Bachelor of Arts in Design Course Leader
Bachelor of Arts in Design Course Leader
Germana De Michelis
<p>Architect and lecturer, she graduated at University of Architecture in Florence, and later got a PhD in Architectural Technology at Architecture University of Ferrara and at IUAV in Venice, studying the expressive skills of the paving in public. She worked with Ipostudio for many years, also she was a partner in the architecture office Pluriball and in Garagedesign, the first social web platform in design. Then she continued to study design in all its complexity with Marzia Mazzi (SpazioUmano). She is a member of the Scientific Committee of MinD - Mad In Design, a cultural association developing multidisciplinary projects that see design as a tool for social rehabilitation. In addition to designing, she has always taught Urban and Interior Design, first at the University of Architecture in Florence, then as a senior lecturer in NABA, since 2009.</p>
Alessandro Bertante
Bachelor of Arts in Film and Animation Course Leader
Bachelor of Arts in Film and Animation Course Leader
Alessandro Bertante
<p>Alessandro Bertante was born in Alessandria in 1969, he has always lived in Milan. He is author of the essays Re Nudo (2005, NDA) and Contro il &rsquo;68 (2007, Agenzia X). Among his novels: Al Diavul (2008, Marsilio), winner of Premio Chianti, Nina dei lupi (2011 Marsilio, 2019 nottetempo), Premio Strega finalist and winner of Premio Rieti, Estate Crudele (2013 Rizzoli), winner of Premio Margherita Hack and Gli ultimi ragazzi del secolo (Giunti 2016), winner of Premio Selezione Campiello.</p>
Margherita Palli
Bachelor of Arts in Set Design Course Advisor Leader
Bachelor of Arts in Set Design Course Advisor Leader
Margherita Palli
<p>In 1984, Margherita Palli began a successful and stable collaboration with Luca Ronconi, creating sets for many of his shows and following him both nationally and internationally in his work (at the Venice Bienniale, Piccolo Teatro and Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro di Roma, Salzburg Festival, NNT in Tokyo). She also collaborates with directors and choreographers such as M. Avogadro, A. Barzini, V. Binasco, F. Branciaroli, H. Brockhaus, L. Cavani, D. Ezralow, Yang Jiang, C. Lievi, V. Malosti, M. Martone, L. Muscato, C. Rifici, A.R. Shammah, A. Sokurov, The George Balanchine Trust. In addition to her work in the theatres, she curates the design of exhibitions and events. She has won many prizes, including - six times over - UBU Prize, Abbiati Prize, Gassman Prize, ETI Prize for the Theater Olympics and National Association of Theater Critics&rsquo; Prize.</p>
Andrea Maggiolo
BA in Creative Technologies Course Leader
BA in Creative Technologies Course Leader
Andrea Maggiolo
<p>VFX coordinator with 10+ years of experience in compositing, motion graphic design, and colour grading. Always aware of new technological developments in the audio-visual industry, he keeps updating and training, both as a DaVinci Resolve certified trainer or experimenting with Unreal and Houdini. Since 2015 he has engaged in the academic world, with experience as programme coordinator and lecturer, with teaching experiences both in Milan and Brussels. In 2022 he started to collaborate with NABA, first as lecturer and afterwards as course advisor leader. He has a passion for VFX and science fiction, as well as documentary and social commentary. Computer enthusiast, video addict, gamer, eager book reader, comics fan, art lover, hiker, photographer, storyteller.</p>
Samuel Mathias Zitelli
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Art Direction Course Leader
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Art Direction Course Leader
Samuel Mathias Zitelli
<p>Graphic designer and art director, after completing his studies in Milan, he begins to collaborate with various communication agencies, developing a passion for the world of brand and corporate image that becomes his specialisation. This passion led him to his professional experiences in and for communication and marketing departments of big national and multinational companies such as GLS, Salmoiraghi &amp; Vigan&ograve;, Marcegaglia. He has been working in NABA since 2021 as Course Leader of the BA in Graphic Design and Art Direction and as lecturer of the Computer graphic course.</p>
Alessandro Manzi
Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Marketing Management Course Leader
Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Marketing Management Course Leader
Alessandro Manzi
<p class="s4"><span class="s2">Alessandro </span><span class="s2">Manzi</span><span class="s2"> is Chief Creative Director and Partner of the K-448 and Accident agencies. Alumnus of </span><span class="s2">Politecnico</span><span class="s2"> di Milano, in his experience he has developed creative strategies and products for international companies i.e. Marella, </span><span class="s2">Kiton</span><span class="s2">, Aspesi, Prada, Gucci, </span><span class="s2">Msgm</span><span class="s2">, </span><span class="s2">Duvetica</span><span class="s2">, </span><span class="s2">Poltrona</span><span class="s2"> Frau, </span><span class="s2">Spotti</span><span class="s2">, Le </span><span class="s2">Sirenuse</span><span class="s2">, </span><span class="s2">Mantero</span><span class="s2">, and Silversea. He is Senior Lecturer and Subject Leader at NABA, Nuova Accademia Belle Arti and he teaches at </span><span class="s2">several</span><span class="s2"> Italian and international schools such as </span><span class="s2">Politecnico</span><span class="s2"> di Milano, </span><span class="s2">Poli.Design</span><span class="s2"> Master, MFI, DOMUS Academy, IED and many others. As a researcher, he is part of the &ldquo;FIP-Fashion in process&rdquo; collective of </span><span class="s2">Politecnico</span><span class="s2"> di Milano. He is also author of articles and Ted Talks about Theories on Sustainability in the Fashion System and on copying in the fashion industry.</span></p>

Undergraduate Rome

Dionigi Mattia Gagliardi
BA in Graphic Design and Art Direction Course Leader
BA in Graphic Design and Art Direction Course Leader
Dionigi Mattia Gagliardi
<p>Artist and researcher. In 2011 he founded Numero Cromatico, an art collective, research center and publishing house. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Nodes Journal (ISSN 2281-1168), an international research and experimentation magazine on the relationship between art and neuroscience. For years he has been promoting a scientific approach to art and design, carrying out research in the field of experimental aesthetics and neuroaesthetics. His collaborations with international research centers are numerous and he has published many articles and paper internationally. He is also a member of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics and the scientific committee of Rivista di Psicologia dell'Arte (ISSN 0393-9898). Since 2016 he has been teaching in academies and he is currently lecturer at NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti and Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma.</p>
Fabio Capalbo
Bachelor of Arts in Film and Animation Course Leader
Bachelor of Arts in Film and Animation Course Leader
Fabio Capalbo
<p>He is an Italian filmmaker. In the last 15 years he has directed several music videos for famous artists such as Francesco Gabbani, Baustelle, Verdena, Planet Funk, Vinicio Capossela. He has also worked as film-editor of dozens of international film documentaries, including "Megunica&rdquo; about the famous street-artist BLU, &ldquo;Zanetti Story&rdquo; about the Inter captain Javier Zanetti, and the award-winning &ldquo;Bad Weather&rdquo;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Diego Manfreda
Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design Course Leader
Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design Course Leader
Diego Manfreda
<p>Designer and art director for over fifteen years, in 2007 he founded 5PREVIEW, an independent Italian-Swedish street wear couture brand.&nbsp;In 2010 he started a collaboration with the Motelsalieri project and the designer Fabio Quaranta, for ten seasons. Fascinated by the avant-gardes, with influences from multiple artistic fields, he create transversal contents between design, art and music.&nbsp;Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to work with many companies, both as creative and designer, such as: Nike, Weekday, Cheap Monday, Komakino ltd., ID, Macro, MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Contemporary Cluster, Marie Claire, Nero Magazine, Sounds Familiar. He is currently Advisor Leader of the BA in Fashion Design at NABA Campus in Rome.</p>
Caterina Iaquinta
Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Visual Arts Course Leader
Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Visual Arts Course Leader
Caterina Iaquinta
<p>She has a PhD in Contemporary Art History from the Catholic University, Milan, focused on the analysis of performative practices in the artistic field with reference to the role of women artists and gender approach. Since 2012 she has been a professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at NABA. She has held courses at the Catholic University, Brescia; seminars at the Sapienza University; Universities of Ferrara, Turin and Bari; at Artistic Institutions such as Palazzo Reale, MACRO, FMCCA. She has published essays with Routledge, Franco Angeli, Postmediabooks, research papers with Palinsesti and Comunicazioni Sociali and collaborates with Arte e Critica, Titolo, Opera Viva, Espoarte, Telescope. She is currently Course Leader of the BA in Painting and Visual Arts and of the MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies at NABA Campus in Rome.</p>
Alessio Trabacchini
Bachelor of Arts in Comics and Visual Storytelling Course Leader
Bachelor of Arts in Comics and Visual Storytelling Course Leader
Alessio Trabacchini
<p>Critic, editor and curator, mainly for comics. Currently an editor at Coconino Press - Fandango, he has previously worked for the publishing houses Coniglio Editore, NPE, Castelvecchi and 001 Edizioni. He has collaborated with several other italian publishers and magazines. For the organization Hamelin Associazione Culturale, he has curated events and catalogues, and was one of the organisers of the Bologna International Comics Festival BilBOlbul. He is the co-director of Baba Jaga Fest - Stories and drawings from the Eastern Europe, based in Rome. He began working as a lecturer at NABA campus in Rome in 2021, same campus where he is now the Course Leader of the BA in Comics and Visual Storytelling. He collaborates as a lecturer and curator with ACCA Academy (Jesi - Rome) and holds lectures and workshops at several public and private Academies.</p>
Daniele Mancini
BA in Design Course Leader
BA in Design Course Leader
Daniele Mancini
<p><span class="s5">Daniele Mancini lives and works in Rome. He is an architect with a Ph.D. in Architecture Theory and a Master's in Interaction Design. He holds the National Qualification as an Associate Professor in Interior Architecture. He has worked in Maastricht with Wiel Arets and in Paris with </span><span class="s5">Jakob+MacFarlane</span><span class="s5">. He leads UNPACKED Studio, focusing on urban regeneration and sustainable, inclusive housing. He has created installations for the Venice Architecture Biennale, Beijing Architecture Biennale, and the Victoria &amp; Albert Museum in London. He has taught at universities and academies in Italy and abroad. In 2022, he received a special mention for Educational Innovation in Creative Disciplines at the Italian Teacher Award. He is a member of the Urban Center Commission of the Rome Order of Architects.</span></p>

Postgraduate Programmes Milan

Fabio Pelagalli
Masters of Arts in Visual Design and Integrated Marketing Communication and in User Experience Design Course Leader
Masters of Arts in Visual Design and Integrated Marketing Communication and in User Experience Design Course Leader
Fabio Pelagalli
<p>With a degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Trieste, Fabio Pelagalli attended the Master in Digital Environment Design at NABA. He has been working at NABA since 2010, first as Academic Coordinator of NABA Communication and Graphic Design Area, then as Course Leader of the Academic Master in Creative Advertising. He has taught Software Art and Interactive System and Design Thinking at academic levels.</p>
Luca Belotti
Masters of Arts in Fashion Design and in Textile Design, Masters in Fashion Digital Marketing and in Business Law for the Fashion System Course Leader
Masters of Arts in Fashion Design and in Textile Design, Masters in Fashion Digital Marketing and in Business Law for the Fashion System Course Leader
Luca Belotti
<p>His way of teaching takes account of various aspects of the Fashion field: from project management to visual communication, passing through illustration, styling and exhibition setting.<br />These skills are the result of his educational background and of the collaboration with some of the most influential artists, designers and writers of the Italian scene such as Benedetta Barzini, Mariuccia Casadio, Eleonora Fiorani, Matteo Guarnaccia, Alessandro Guerriero, Nancy Martin, Angela Missoni, Cinzia Ruggeri, Shingo Sato and Alberto Zanoletti. For years, he has been in charge of the contests and special projects with companies, web communication and events of the NABA Fashion Area. Among his recognitions: publications on Glamour IT, Vogue Talents, exhibitions at Palazzo Giureconsulti (Milano) and Vicenza Oro Evolving Jewelry fair (Vicenza), and finalist at Fashion Up Ronca Style Award (Verona). INSTAGRAM @casabelotti</p>
Sara Buluggiu
Academic Master in Creative Advertising Course Leader
Academic Master in Creative Advertising Course Leader
Sara Buluggiu
<p>Sara Buluggiu, at the forefront of the digital media avant-garde in Italy since 56k modems were used for connection to the web, she can claim a long agency career in the main worldwide brands, including Publicis and Aegis. She has been working on Programmatic Advertising since 2011 and was effectively one of the first in Italy to talk about this new way of acquiring spaces and, as a consequence, has become a recognized expert throughout Europe. She has taught media studies since 2014 in the most important Italian business schools, collaborated with NABA since 2016 and, in 2019, took over the direction of its Master in Creative Advertising.</p>
Valentina Dalla Costa
Masters of Arts in Interior Design, in Product and Service Design, and in Social Design Course Leader
Masters of Arts in Interior Design, in Product and Service Design, and in Social Design Course Leader
Valentina Dalla Costa
<p>She studied design between Milan, Berlin and China, before specialising in History of Art and Architecture. Journalist, consultant, art and architecture historian. She&rsquo;s been teaching at NABA since 2008, has collaborated over the years with Casa Vogue, La Stampa, DDN, Living Corriere and currently writes for Pambianco Design. The editorial activity is flanked by the enhancement of the world of design: for over ten years she&rsquo;s been organising thematic itineraries linked to the artistic and architectural heritage of the city of Milan, with a particular focus on designers, craftsmen and architects. She is part of Como Lake Design Festival team, curating editorial contents and cultural itineraries. Among the latest publications, <em>Drawing a spoon to change the city</em>, written with Claudio Larcher, Design Area Leader, and published by Quodlibet for the NABA Insights series. Since 2020 she is Course Advisor Leader of the MA programmes of NABA Design Area.</p>
Ilaria Bonacossa
Academic Master in Contemporary Art Markets Course Leader
Academic Master in Contemporary Art Markets Course Leader
Ilaria Bonacossa
<p>Art critic and curator, since 2017 she has been the Director of the Artissima, International Fair of Contemporary Art. Since 2016 she has been the Artistic Director of Fondazione La Raia and, in 2017, she was appointed as a member of the Prince Pierre Prize selection committee. With a degree in History of Contemporary Art from the Universit&agrave; Statale di Milano, she worked in New York at the Whitney Museum after a Master in Curatorial Studies at Bard College. She has been the curator of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, of the Icelandic Pavilion at Venice Biennale in 2013, and the Artistic Director of Museo Villa Croce. She has been a member of the Technical Committee for acquisitions of FRAC Provence-Alpes C&ocirc;te d&rsquo;Azur, the Steering Committee of PAC in Milan, director for Italy of the Artist Pension Trust international programme, and a member of the Jury of the 52nd Venice Biennale.</p>
Francesco Zanot
Academic Master in Photography and Visual Design Course Leader
Academic Master in Photography and Visual Design Course Leader
Francesco Zanot
<p>A photography critic and curator, he curated exhibitions and monographies of artists such as Mark Cohen, Guido Guidi, Olivo Barbieri, Takashi Homma, Linda Fregni Nagler, Boris Mikhailov, Francesco Jodice, and many others. Among his most recent publications are catalogues about th work by Luigi Ghirri, Alec Soth and Erik Kessels. The curator of CAMERA Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, from 2015 through 2017, he has participated in conferences and seminars in numerous Italian and international institutions, including Columbia University in New York. An associate editor of Fantom, a curatorial platform, he has recently curated the exhibition <em>Give Me Yesterday</em> and <em>Questioning Pictures. Stefano Graziani</em> at the Fondazione Prada Osservatorio. He is the Artistic Director of Foto/Industria, the Biennial of Photography on Industry and Work at Fondazione MAST, Bologna.</p>
Francesca Maschio
Master in Business Law For The Fashion System Course Leader (UNINETTUNO)
Master in Business Law For The Fashion System Course Leader (UNINETTUNO)
Francesca Maschio
<p>International Lawyer, Tenured Researcher, Professor at Uninettuno, Adjunct Professor at the London School of Business and Finance, at the Berlin School for Business and Innovation, and at the University of &ldquo;Roma Tre&rdquo;, Law School. She graduated at Rome University &ldquo;La Sapienza&rdquo;, Law School (magna cum laude) and obtained a Ph.D. in &ldquo;Intellectual Property Law" at Padua University, Law School. As a Lawyer since 2001, she has extensive international experience in the structuring and negotiation of international contracts, intellectual property, fashion law, artificial intelligence, data management, digital services and cybersecurity.</p>
Gabriele Sassone
Academic Master in Art and Ecology Course Leader
Academic Master in Art and Ecology Course Leader
Gabriele Sassone
<p>Gabriele Sassone teaches Critical Writing and History of contemporary art at NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan Campus. He collaborates with the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Milan-Bicocca and is Cultural Advisor for the Foundation Matera-Basilicata 2019. He writes regularly for the newspaper <em>Il Foglio</em> and several cultural magazines such as Rivista Studio and Camera Austria. With his first novel, <em>Uccidi l'unicorno</em> (Il Saggiatore 2020), he won the XXVIII edition of the Giuseppe Berto Literary Prize.</p>
Michele Aquila
Master of Arts in Creative Media Production Course Leader
Master of Arts in Creative Media Production Course Leader
Michele Aquila
<p>After graduating in Architecture at the University of Florence, Michele Aquila becomes partner and project leader of Interaction Design Lab Srl, where he coordinates service and interaction design projects for clients in the public and private sector. From 2009 to 2010 he began his collaboration with NABA first as coordinator of the BA in Design and then as a lecturer. In 2011 he founded U10, a studio specializing in online publishing and new media. He later co-founded Tweetbook, an award-winning online service for publishing ebooks based on Twitter conversations. He has taught and held workshops in Italian and international institutions (Royal College of Arts, VCUarts Qatar, Kent State University Florence, Abadir) and was responsible for the programme of the Master in Interaction Design and of the Master in Service Design of Domus Academy from 2016 to 2022.</p>
Marco Scotini
Master of Arts in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies Course Leader
Master of Arts in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies Course Leader
Marco Scotini
<p>Marco Scotini is the Artistic Director of the FM Centre for Contemporary Art, Milan, and Head of the Exhibitions Programme at PAV, Parco Arte Vivente, Turin. He is the Scientific Director of the Archivio Gianni Colombo and the Bert Theis Archive. He has been a member of the Italian Council since 2019. He has been Visual Arts Department Head since 2004. After many collaborations with international artistic institutions (Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Documenta, Kassel, MAXXI, Rome, SALT, Istanbul, Castello di Rivoli), he curated the Albanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2015), co-curated the 1st Anren Biennale (2017) and he has been the Artistic Director of the 2nd Yinchuan Biennale in China (2018). Among his most recent publications: Utopian Display. Geopolitical Curating (Quodlibet NABA Insights, 2019), Politiques de la V&eacute;g&eacute;tation (Eterotopia France, 2019), Artecrazia (DeriveApprodi, 2017).</p>

Postgraduate Programmes Rome

 

Serena Ciriello
Masters of Arts In Visual Design and Integrated Marketing Communication and in User Experience Design Course Leader
Masters of Arts In Visual Design and Integrated Marketing Communication and in User Experience Design Course Leader
Serena Ciriello
<p>She arrives in communication after various experiences, including a Master in Buying Management at Polimoda in Florence and a Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures. Initially Copywriter, she specializes in strategic thinking. Works in agencies such as Ogilvy, in international contexts such as Spark44 Frankfurt and in independent studios such as Humus Design, where is Brand &amp; Verbal Identity Strategist since 2018. She has been teaching at NABA Campus in Rome since 2019.</p>
Clara Tosi Pamphili
Master of Arts in Fashion and Costume Design Course Leader and Fashion Heritage Advisor
Master of Arts in Fashion and Costume Design Course Leader and Fashion Heritage Advisor
Clara Tosi Pamphili
<p><span class="ui-provider a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak" dir="ltr">Fashion and costume design historian, she has curated Italian and international exhibitions, catalogues and publications. She is involved in research revolving around applied arts in fashion, collaborating with the most important Italian and international theatrical tailoring and fashion design houses. She didactically directed Accademia Costume &amp; Moda in Rome from 2005 to 2007. She taught History of Fashion Design and Research Techniques at the Accademia Costume &amp; Moda and at the Ludovico Quaroni Faculty of Architecture in Rome until 2011. She collaborates Italian and international museums for the creation of cultural events dedicated to fashion.</span></p>
Francesca Staasch
Course Advisor Leader Master in Screenwriting for Series
Course Advisor Leader Master in Screenwriting for Series
Francesca Staasch
<p>Director and screenwriter, she graduated from the London Film School in 1997. She studied with director A. Kiarostami and script theorists R. McKee and K. Dancyger. Resident artist at the Cit&eacute; Des Arts in Paris in 2001, after having made several short films, including &ldquo;Monochrome&rdquo;, in 2012 she directed her debut film &ldquo;Happy Days Motel&rdquo; produced by Rai Cinema. She has been a consultant for Rai and BBC and directed 12 episodes of the web series &ldquo;The Zedef Chronicles&rdquo;. Future projects include the two feature films "Tina" with the production company Rosamont and "Libera Fuori", produced by Thinkfull, and the comedy series "Stai Su!" with Lynn/Greenland, in addition to numerous collaborations with prominent screenwriters. She currently is BA in Film and Animation Advisor Leader at the NABA Campus in Rome.</p>
Caterina Iaquinta
Masters of Arts in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies Course Leader
Masters of Arts in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies Course Leader
Caterina Iaquinta
<p>She has a PhD in Contemporary Art History from the Catholic University, Milan, focused on the analysis of performative practices in the artistic field with reference to the role of women artists and gender approach. Since 2012 she has been a professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at NABA. She has held courses at the Catholic University, Brescia; seminars at the Sapienza University; Universities of Ferrara, Turin and Bari; at Artistic Institutions such as Palazzo Reale, MACRO, FMCCA. She has published essays with Routledge, Franco Angeli, Postmediabooks, research papers with Palinsesti and Comunicazioni Sociali and collaborates with Arte e Critica, Titolo, Opera Viva, Espoarte, Telescope. She is currently Course Leader of the BA in Painting and Visual Arts and of the MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies at NABA Campus in Rome.</p>

Subject Leader


Undergraduate Milan

Marco Secchi
Bachelor of Arts in Creative Technologies - Game Specialisation Subject Leader
Bachelor of Arts in Creative Technologies - Game Specialisation Subject Leader
Marco Secchi
<p class="s3"><span class="s2">Marco Secchi is a freelance game developer who graduated in Computer Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Milan. He is currently lecturer of the BA in Creative Technologies and of the MA in Creative Media Production. He also mentors BA students in their final thesis project. In his spare time, he reads (a lot), plays (a little</span><span class="s2">)</span><span class="s2"> and tries to practice </span><span class="s2">Crossfit</span><span class="s2">.</span></p> <p class="s6"><span class="s5">&nbsp;</span></p>
Giulia Conti
Bachelor of Arts in Comics and Visual Storytelling Subject Leader
Bachelor of Arts in Comics and Visual Storytelling Subject Leader
Giulia Conti
<p>Trained as a comic book scriptwriter at Disney and in Animation/Cinema at RAI, she has worked for over twenty years in children's publishing, turning insights and executive briefs into globally successful products: comics, books, magazines, and marketing plans. She has held roles as a screenwriter, author, marketing strategist, translator, Global Executive Editor, and Creative Director. She has even chased ghosts with a TV crew. As a Creative Director, she has led teams of editors, writers, artists, and designers based in Italy and abroad. As a content strategist, she has directed product development and editorial strategy for children's publishing on a global scale, working with international publishers to build iconic brands through children's characters. She has written comics for characters from Disney, Mattel, Zagtoon-Method, and many others. And she continues to do so.</p>

Postgraduate Programmes Milan

Antonella Cirigliano
Master of Arts in Digital and Live Performance Subject Leader
Master of Arts in Digital and Live Performance Subject Leader
Antonella Cirigliano
<p><span class="s5">She lives and works between Milan and </span><span class="s5">Verbania</span><span class="s5">. Graduated in Philosophy, her work focuses on theatrical research and performing arts on a professional level for over 20 years. Her artistic training began at the CRST - </span><span class="s5">Workcenter</span><span class="s5"> of Jerzy Grotowski - in </span><span class="s5">Pontedera</span><span class="s5">, since 1996 she has specialised in sensorial </span><span class="s5">theatre</span><span class="s5"> techniques with the Colombian director and anthropologist Enrique </span><span class="s5">Vargas</span><span class="s5"> and she has </span><span class="s5">travelled</span><span class="s5"> all over the world participating in the most important European, Asian and South American festivals. She is director and curator of sensorial itineraries and Artistic Director of festivals </span><span class="s5">related to</span><span class="s5"> the interaction between expressive practices. She is the founder and Artistic Leader of </span><span class="s5">Fondazione </span><span class="s5">CROSS and has produced numerous performing arts projects with the LIS LAB collective and as an independent artist. She </span><span class="s5">also teaches</span><span class="s5"> Performative Techniques for Visual Arts at NABA where she directs research on contemporary languages and </span><span class="s5">on </span><span class="s5">the performing arts.</span></p>

Special Programmes

Simone Domenico Liscio
SPECIAL PROGRAMMES COURSE LEADER
SPECIAL PROGRAMMES COURSE LEADER
Simone Domenico Liscio
<p><span class="s2">Simone Domenico Liscio </span><span class="s2">supervises</span> <span class="s2">NABA </span><span class="s2">Special </span><span class="s2">Programmes</span> <span class="s2">(</span><span class="s2">Foundation Course, Semester </span><span class="s2">Abroad </span><span class="s2">Program</span><span class="s2">mes</span><span class="s2">, Short Courses</span><span class="s2">,</span><span class="s2"> Summer Courses</span><span class="s2">)</span><span class="s2"> and he</span><span class="s2">&rsquo;s</span> <span class="s2">also Lecturer of</span><span class="s2"> Design Methodology </span><span class="s2">at </span><span class="s2">the Milan </span><span class="s2">campus.</span><span class="s2"> He</span><span class="s2">&rsquo;s also curator</span><span class="s2"> of</span> <span class="s2">intensive activities, seminar series and workshops. Interested in</span> <span class="s2">Phenomenology, Aesthetics, Fashion </span><span class="s2">Studies</span><span class="s2"> and Gender Studies, </span><span class="s2">he</span><span class="s2"> graduated</span><span class="s2"> at NABA MA</span><span class="s2"> Fashion and Textile Design, enriching </span><span class="s2">his</span><span class="s2"> education</span><span class="s2">al path </span><span class="s2">with the Erasmus </span><span class="s2">program</span><span class="s2">me</span><span class="s2"> at the London College of Fashion (LCF). </span><span class="s2">From</span><span class="s2">2017 </span><span class="s2">to </span><span class="s2">2022, </span><span class="s2">he</span> <span class="s2">was</span> <span class="s2">NABA </span><span class="s2">Fashion Design Academic Assistant where</span><span class="s2">,</span><span class="s2"> in addition </span><span class="s2">to the</span><span class="s2"> teaching activities, </span><span class="s2">he</span><span class="s2"> manage</span><span class="s2">d </span><span class="s2">conferences, webinars, competitions, extra-curricular projects and events </span><span class="s2">in</span><span class="s2"> collaboration </span><span class="s2">with</span><span class="s2">prestigious </span><span class="s2">national and international institutions. </span><span class="s2">He</span><span class="s2"> currently </span><span class="s2">carries on</span><span class="s2"> another degree at</span> <span class="s2">Universit&agrave;</span> <span class="s2">Statale</span><span class="s2"> di Milano</span><span class="s2"> in Philosophy, where </span><span class="s2">he</span><span class="s2"> also attended courses and workshops </span><span class="s2">regarding</span><span class="s2"> sustainability and gender studies.</span></p>

PhD

Vincenzo Estremo
PhD in Artistic Practice Course Leader
PhD in Artistic Practice Course Leader
Vincenzo Estremo
<p><span class="s2">Vincenzo </span><span class="s2">Estremo</span><span class="s2"> holds an international Ph.D. in media, cinema, and communication studies from the University of Udine and </span><span class="s2">Kunstuniversit&auml;t</span><span class="s2"> Linz. Currently he is PhD Course Leader at NABA for the first Italian Ph.D. in Artistic Practice, in collaboration with the University of </span><span class="s2">G&ouml;teborg</span><span class="s2">. </span><span class="s2">Estremo</span><span class="s2"> teaches on exhibited cinema, aesthetics, and phenomenology and is a contributor to publications like Flash Art Italia, International, Che </span><span class="s2">fare?,</span><span class="s2"> and il Foglio. Noteworthy co-edited publications include "Extended Temporalities: Transient Visions in the Museum and in Art" (2016) and "Albert Serra: Cinema, Arte e Performance" (2018). </span><span class="s2">Additionally</span><span class="s2">, Estremo </span><span class="s2">authored</span><span class="s2"> "Teoria del Lavoro Reputazionale" (Milieu Edizioni, 2020) and "Indistinzione" (PS Editore, 2023).</span><span class="s2">&nbsp;</span></p>

Advisor

Angelo Colella
NABA Communication and Graphic Design Advisor
NABA Communication and Graphic Design Advisor
Angelo Colella
<p>Graphic and Type Designer, he worked on art and design exhibitions with Gianni Colombo, Emilio Isgr&ograve;, Lucio Del Pezzo, Gabriele Basilico, Marcello Morandini, and Christoph Broadbent. He designed and coordinated brand identity for many companies as Fiam Italia, Gualtiero Marchesi, Soci&eacute;t&eacute; Gen&eacute;ral&eacute;, PPG Univer, Archema, Poliform, he also was the responsible of the Prague International Marathon image and Czech Federation Basketball image. He worked as Creative Design Director for important international companies as Publicis, Republic Lab, Ebs Design, Arnold World Wide (Havas Group), Milano AD (Carpe Diem Group). He is associated with ADI PDA and Type Director Club of New York. He collaborated with NABA since the Academy foundation, at first as lecturer of Graphic Design, then as Director of Communication and Graphic Design Department.</p>
Dante Donegani
NABA Design Advisor
NABA Design Advisor
Dante Donegani
<p>Architect and designer, after the Master in Design at Domus Academy, Donegani collaborated with Marco Zanuso and Andrea Branzi, and with Olivetti Corporate Identity. In 1993 he opened his studio D&amp;L with Giovanni Lauda working in several design areas. He has designed home and office products for Isuzu, Memphis, Stildomus, Luceplan, Edra, Kelebek, Rotaliana, Radice, Viceversa. Among his most celebrated projects: <em>Lisca </em>(Rotaliana, IF Product Design award 2005);&nbsp; <em>Multipot</em> (Rotaliana, mention at the XXI Compasso d&rsquo;Oro 2008); the chaise longue <em>Passepartout </em>(Edra), in the permanent collections of San Francisco MoMA and Triennale Milano; <em>Agronica</em>, designed with Andrea Branzi, in the collection of Centre Pompidou in Paris. His work appeared at Barcelona Biennale, Centre Pompidou, Triennale Milano, Venice Biennale. He directed the Master in Design at Domus Academy and he is part of NABA Faculty since 2013.</p>
Nicoletta Morozzi
NABA Fashion Design Advisor
NABA Fashion Design Advisor
Nicoletta Morozzi
<p>Member of the Superior Council for the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, her professional activity spreads across fashion, art and design, through industrial and handcrafted knitwear collections, international fashion and design exhibitions, books publishing and collaboration with magazines, as well as the creation of textile artworks. Several projects started from her work in NABA: <em>Do-knit-yourself</em>, with the exhibitions <em>Do-it-jibun-de</em> at Muji Atelier in Tokyo, and <em>Dritto-Rovescio</em> at Triennale Milano, where the project <em>Family Dress</em>, a collective knitting artwork, was first presented, becoming a reference point for the new knitting world; <em>Milano-Cina, a design experience</em>, a project involving the Milan Chinatown community. She has held lectures and keynote speeches in Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, Sweden, South Africa.</p>