Stefano Boeri


Stefano Boeri has recently been added as keynote speaker to the lecture series to take places in Istanbul framed inside the Thinking The Edge activities.

Stefano Boeri, internationally known, has developed some interesting projects in which the concept of edge is present. Among them, his project of the Ville Méditerranée shows an interesting relation with the limits between land and water. More info here.

Stefano Boeri, born in 1956, is a Milan-based architect and since June 2011 he is Councillor for Culture, Design and Fashion for the Municipality of Milan. From 2004 to 2007 he was editor in chief of “Domus” international magazine. From 2007 to 2011 he was editor in chief of the international magazine “Abitare”. Professor of Urban Design at the Politecnico di Milano, he has taught as visiting professor at Harvard GSD, MIT, Berlage Institute and Architectural Association, among others. Since 2007 he is the director of the international festival of architecture FESTARCH. Recently he has curated “Sao Paulo Calling” a project about informal settlements, promoted by the Segretaria de Habitaçao of Sao Paulo.

Stefano Boeri is the founder of Multiplicity (www.multiplicity. it), a research group devoted to the study of territorial transformations and of the different ways of observing and representing the city according to different disciplines. With Multiplicity he has developed many installations fro the main art and architectural institutions such as Documenta in Kassel, Arc en Rêve in Bordeaux, La Triennale di Milano, la Biennale di Venezia, la Kunstwerke in Berlin, Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, la Generali Wien Foundation, TN Probe Gallery in Tokyo.

His studies on the contemporary urban condition, pay particular attention to observing and taxonomically describing the “real time” dynamics of mutation surrounding urban facts. On this theme he has compiled “Eclectic Atlases” of urban transformation, regarding the Milanese urban region (multiplicity.lab, Milano: Cronache dell’Abitare, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2007, S. Boeri, A. Lanzani, E. Marini, “The Changing Territory”, Segesta, Milan 1993) and other areas of the European territory (S. Boeri, R. Koolhaas, S. Kwinter, “Mutations”, Actar, Barcelona 2000). With multiplicity he has been curator of “U.S.E. Uncertain States of Europe”, a study focused on the social and territorial future of Europe, (“USE-Uncertain States of Europe, An excursion through a changing Europe”, Skira Editore, Milan 2003). In 2011 he has been author of of Biomilano (Corraini, 2011), L’Anticitta` (Laterza, 2011).