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Daria Ricchi
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Daria Ricchi is earning her Ph.D in History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University and is working on a dissertation by the title "From Storia to History: Literature and Fiction in Italian Architectural Writing, 1937-1957," challenging the boundaries of historical genres and narratives. She holds a Master degree in architecture from the University of Florence. She works as a writer and critic for several architectural magazines ("A10", "Area", "Il Giornale dell'Architettura") and newspapers ("Casamica", "Il Corriere della Sera"). Her first book was about Neo Modernism in the Netherlands and the Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo, and her latest book is about the New York – based office of Diller and Scofidio + Renfro. She is interested in the different modes of writing about architecture. An essay she wrote on this subject, "There is no Fantasy Without Reality. Calvino's Architectural Fictions," was published in the fall 2013, and was part of a paper she delivered at the international conference: WRITINGPLACE – literary methods in architectural research and design, Delft (NL), November 2013. She is publishing an essay about the role of fantasy in history writing for NAi.