Alicia Imperiale - Visiting Assistant Professor
Alicia ImperialeVisiting Assistant Professor
Graduate Architecture & Urban Design
Higgins Hall North 1
M.A., Princeton University; Ph.D. anticipated 2009. “Crescita e Forma: The Tissue of Structure”
M.F.A., Hunter College, City University of New; Mixed media- camera obscura installation and photographs
B.Arch., Pratt Institute; BArch with Highest Honors
Alicia Imperiale, architect, artist, and writer teaches architectural theory at Pratt Institute and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. She has taught at Columbia University and Cornell University. Her work focuses on the impact of digital technologies on art, architecture, representation, and fabrication. Publications: Flatness: Surface Tension in Digital Architecture (Birkhauser, 2000), SKIN: Surface, Substance and Design, “Smooth Bodies,” “Fluid Alliances: Architecture, Politics and Fetish Post 9/11,” and “Seminal Space: Getting under the Digital Skin,” in RE: SKIN, MIT Press, 2006. She exhibits her sculptural and multi-media works. She is completing a Ph.D. at Princeton University. Her dissertation is based on the theoretical projects of Italian architect Rinaldo Semino (1937-). This work contextualizes Semino’s work in a larger milieu of megastructural design and radical political events in Italy from 1960-1973. In relation to her work on the politics of the 1960s Alicia is a co-curator of the exhibit Clip, Stamp, Fold: The Architecture of Little Magazines 196X-197X. The exhibit takes stock of the explosion of independent architectural periodicals from the early 1960s and the late 1970s. The exhibit originated at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York and has traveled to the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, the Architectural Association in London and to Documenta in Kassel, Germany. A catalogue is forthcoming.