De Luca/Scarponi

Roberto De Luca

Born in Rapallo, Italy. He lives between Thun and Bern, Switzerland. His research explores the relations between the ethic and the aesthetic conditions of communication. This practice would allow to read his work from “the single object” to the “environmental accumulation.” After he received his MA from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Milano, Brera, he exhibited his work nationally and internationally in several solo and collective exhibitions. His work received several awards, among which, the Thun and Bern Werkbeitrag, 1999, and Contributo ad personam UBS Kulturstiftung, 2003, Bern.

Antonio Scarponi

Architect and designer, founder of Conceptual Devices, a research and development studio for architecture and design. Antonio Scarponi studied architecture at Cooper Union in New York and IUAV in Venice, with a PhD in city planning. Professor at ZhDK in Zurich, he has been teaching at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm and at NABA in Milan. In 2008 he won the Curry Stone Design Prize and in 2012 he has been nominee for the Katerva Sustainability Award. His projects have been published in many international reviews such as Domus, Abitare, Wired IT, Wired UK, Architectural Design, AMC Achitecture Moniteur, Frame.