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Alicia Imperiale

Assistant Dean; Adjunct Associate Professor


Alicia Imperiale’s scholarly work examines the interplay between technology and art, architecture, representation, and fabrication in postwar Italian art and architecture. She is the author of New Flatness: Surface Tension in Digital Architecture (Birkhauser, 2000); Seminal Space: Getting under the Digital Skin, in RE:SKIN (MIT, 2006); Organic Italy? The Troubling Case of Rinaldo Semino, in Perspecta 43 (2010); Stupid Little Automata in Architecture Culture (2014); Post 1965 Italy: The Metaprogetto si`e no in Industries of Architecture (Routledge, 2015); Organic Architecture as an Open Work, in Zevi’s Architects: History and Counter-History from Postwar to the End of the 20th Century (Quodlibet, 2018); a prehistory of parametric architecture (Log 44, 2018); and Paolo Soleri’s Teilhard de Chardin Cloister, in Modern Architecture and Religious Communities: Building the Kingdom (Routledge, 2018). Her book manuscript Organic Architecture as an Open Work: The aesthetics of experimentation in art, technology & architecture in postwar Italy is based upon her dissertation at Princeton University. In 2016-17 she was a Cornell University Society for the Humanities Fellow, where she conducted research for a new book Machine Consequences: Origins of Output. Her work has been supported by a Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Research Grant.

Ph.D., Princeton University, Architectural History & Theory
M.A., Princeton University
M.F.A., Hunter College, City University of New York
B.Arch., Pratt Institute, with Highest Honors