Giulia Amoresano

Giulia Amoresano is an Architectural Historian, designer and educator. She is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California, Los Angeles where she is completing her dissertation titled “Cultivating the Italian Empire: Architecture and the origins of the Global South (1861-1914). Her work centers on the history of the design, construction, and destruction of the built environment during the Age of Empire, with a particular focus on exploring how subjects who were racially and/or economically considered to be colonized participated in the colonial and nation-state project shaping architectural knowledge production and practices across nation-state borders. She is particularly interested in exploring connections between multiple geographies, from Italy to East and North Africa, via the United States, Brazil and Argentina. Amoresano has published and presented her work internationally, and her most recent work has appeared in Log and Pidgin. Her research has been supported by the Graham Foundation, the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, and the Society of Architectural Historians.

As a designer she has practiced in Italy, The Netherlands, India and Brazil. She is now a Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, where she teaches Architectural History courses, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena where she leads Urban Design studios. Amoresano obtained a BSc in Architecture from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, and a dual MSc in Architecture and Urban Design & Planning from the University of Technology, Eindhoven in The Netherlands. She is scheduled to defend her dissertation in the Summer of 2023.