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Adjunct Associate Professor Luisa Bravo

Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Design Office,


Adjunct Associate Professor Luisa Bravo
Adjunct Associate Professor
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Design Office,
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* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Luisa Bravo holds a MSc five-year degree in Architectural Engineering, University of Bologna (Italy, 2001) – marks 100/100 – and a Ph.D. in Building and Territorial Engineering, University of Bologna (Italy, 2008), with a thesis on Contemporary Urbanism. She received her education also in France (1996), at CEPIA – Centre d’Etudes sur le patrimonie et l’Italianitè en Architecture, supported by Conseil General de la Loire Atlantique – Direction du Development educatif, culturel et des transports,  and  in UK, at the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture, in the frame of the Urban Design Task Force in Lebanon (1997).

Since 2002 Luisa is a registered Architectural Engineer in Italy. After four years (2001-2005) of professional practice at “Studio Enarco” (Bologna, Italy), as a Project Manager for new public buildings and infrastructures, in 2005 she founded her own firm “Bravo Design” in Bologna, where she currently works.

Research Fellow in 2008 for a National Research Program funded by the Italian Ministry of University, Research and Education, she has been appointed in 2009 as a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Architecture, University of Bologna (2009-2014). Instructor for Academic Internship Program at SiLAB – Laboratory for Advanced Modeling and Prototyping, University of Bologna, School of Engineering and Architecture, in the field of urban representation and design communication (2011-2014), Visiting critic and Lecturer for urban history of Italian cities at the Direct Studies Abroad Master Program promoted by Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada, 2011-2012), Visiting Scholar at IURD – Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California Berkeley (USA, 2012), Visiting Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, School of Design (Brisbane, Australia, 2013), Adjunct Professor at University of Florence in Urban Planning and Design (since 2013), Visiting Guest at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Architecture (2014), Lecturer of Architecture and Landscape at University of Parma, at the International Master Program in Architecture (2014-2015), Visiting Assistant Professor in Architecture at the Lebanese American University, School of Architecture and Design (Beirut/Byblos, 2015), Guest Lecturer at co+labo, Keio University (Tokyo, Japan, 2015), Luisa has been researching and lecturing in the past ten years in several Universities, in Italy, UK, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Lebanon, USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Australia.

Luisa is Charter member and President of City Space Architecture, a non-profit organization based in Bologna (Italy), which works as an international multidisciplinary research platform, focused on cities, urbanity and public space, involving scholars, professionals, city managers, artists and designers, photographers and film-makers. Luisa was the Chair of the “Past Present and Future of Public Space. International Conference on Art, Architecture and Urban Design”, held in Bologna (2014) and she is currently coordinating “MaPS. Mastering Public Space”, a collaborative research network on cities and urbanity, “Pop-up City”, a photography research project on instant urbanity and “Urban Visions. Beyond the Ideal City”, a cinematography competition for short films, a section of the Italian Festival “Visioni Italiane”, promoted by Cineteca di Bologna.

Luisa is Founding Editor of “The Journal of Public Space“, the first, international, interdisciplinary, academic, open access journal entirely dedicated to public space, as a joint research project developed by City Space Architecture and the Queensland University of Technology, in partnership with UN Habitat, the United Nations Agency for Cities and Human Settlements.

This information has been contributed by Adjunct Associate Professor Luisa Bravo.