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Alberto Iacovoni
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Alberto Iacovoni (Roma 1966), is an architect and educator. He is a founding member of the architecture firm ma0 (www.ma0.it), established in 1996, and from 1999 until 2004 was member of Stalker / Osservatorio Nomade (www.osservatorionomade.net). Since 2014, he has been Advisor to the American Academy in Rome.

Through teaching and writing, and through the professional practice with Stalker and ma0, Iacovoni has developed a research path focused on the relation between architecture and social interactions. Issues such as play, interaction supported by new digital technologies, public space, informal and spontaneous architecture in developing countries, are complementary aspects of a theoretical and practical exploration of the relation between form and performance in architecture, covering a span between urban to interior design. In between 2000 and 2004 he is in charge of the design for the installations and events of Stalker Urban Art Laboratory, exhibiting in many important international venues.

Visiting professor at various universities and institutes, has taught at in/arch (Istituto Nazionale di Architettura founded by Bruno Zevi), the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Ivrea, NABA in Milan, as well as at number of American architecture programs in Italy, including Cornell's AAP in Rome, Syracuse University in Florence, Kent State in Florence and Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar in 2015-16. Iacovoni was Dean of the Rome seat of the Istituto Europeo di Design – an international network of design schools – from 2009-12, and was the IED's Cultural Coordinator until 2014. He has been qualified for the position of Associate Professor in the 2015 National Scientific Qualification.

The relational aspects of architecture that have been the focus of Iacovoni's work through these diverse experiences have been deepened in texts such as Game Zone, Playgrounds Between Virtual Scenarios and Reality (Birkhauser 2003; Edilstampa 2005), Playscape (Libria 2010), and in Borderlines (Damdi 2008) a monograph of the work of his firm ma0 that he co-wrote with his partners. In spring 2016 he published with Libria ma0's Little Pink Book, a manual on the process of architectonic design.