Distributed Architecture is a New York-based design and research practice run by Fabrizio Furiassi. The practice is committed to designing participatory and instigative architecture that connects and strengthens communities. Fabrizio Furiassi/Distributed Architecture is a recipient of the NYSCA & The Architectural League of New York’s Architecture + Design Independent Projects Grant (2022-2024), and the Columbia University GSAPP Incubator Prize (2021-2022 & 2022-2023).

Fabrizio Furiassi is an architect, researcher and educator from Rome, based in New York and Basel.  He teaches architectural history/theory and design studio at The New School and at the University of Basel, where he is also the programme head of the Architectural Association Visiting School. Fabrizio has over ten years of professional experience at architecture firms and cultural institutions, such as Sou Fujimoto Architects in Tokyo, Obra Architects and the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery in New York, among others. He holds master’s degrees from Columbia University GSAPP and Sapienza University of Rome. He also studied at the Moscow Institute of Architecture, and was a research fellow at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. Fabrizio is pursuing doctoral studies at the interesection of architectural history and urban studies, and his thesis traces the urbanization of Sicily during Italy’s postwar building boom, elucidating the social and spatial impacts of the Mafia’s concrete developments. The project is currently  supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Institute in Rome/Palermo. An introduction to the project was  published in Log 53: Why Italy Now?

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