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Giuseppe Resta

Vice Chair

Giuseppe Resta is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Yeditepe University (Istanbul, TR). He previously held teaching positions at the Bilkent University, Ankara, TR (2019-21), Politecnico di Bari, Bari, IT (2019) and the Polis University, Tirana, AL (2017). Resta holds a Ph.D in architecture from Università degli Studi RomaTRE, Rome, IT (2017) and M.Arch from Politecnico di Bari, Bari, IT (2013). He is the owner and curator of Antilia Gallery (IT) and co-founder of the architecture think tank PROFFERLO Architecture (IT-UK). Resta has been architecture editor at Artwort Magazine and Artwort.com. His work has been published in architectural journals such as The Plan Journal, STUDIO, Lunch journal, FAM, Architecture and Urban Planning, Inflection. His latest monographic books are “Journey to Albania: Architectures, expeditions and landscapes of tourism” (Accademia University Press, 2022) and “Jean-Christophe Quinton. A few houses and shelters 2002-2021” (Libria, 2021). He was granted an Erasmus+ program International Credit Mobility (KA107) in 2017, and member of the organizing committee of the Bi-yearly international conference of architectural studies organised by Yeditepe University.
Resta is WG leader and member of the core group of the COST Action CA18126 ``Writing Urban Places`` 2020-2023; and member of the COST Action CA18137 “European Middle Class Mass Housing” 2020-2023. He is member of the board of directors of ICoRSA and early-career advisor of the international association City, Space, Architecture.


As Vice Chair of ItalianRSA, Giuseppe Resta intends to open the association to Italian post-doc and early-stage researchers as they lack proper representation at a national and international level. In collaboration with the chair and the rest of the members, he proposes to collect data on the main problems that make academic career advancement challenging right after doctoral studies. Another focal point is the communication strategy that can allow ItalianRSA to grow and be recognized by the scientific community. Finally, it is important to establish intersectoral collaboration with a view to offering associated members possibilities to ground their research in society with funding and partnerships.

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