Federica Vannucchi

Dr. Federica Vannucchi is the Academic Director of the Pratt Rome Program. A licensed architect and an architectural historian, her research explores Italian modern architecture, architectural pedagogy, and exhibitions as platforms for cultural, political, and diplomatic exchange. Her work is widely published and includes Architecture’s Afterlife: The Multisector Impact of an Architecture Degree (Routledge, 2023), “The Human Body as Space of Diplomacy: Studi sulle Proporzioni at the 1951 IX Milan Triennale” in Italian Imprints on Twentieth Century Architecture (Bloomsbury, 2022); “In Search of A New Visual Vocabulary: The University of Architecture of Florence (1964-69)” in Radical Pedagogies (MIT, 2022); “The 1968 XIV Triennale of Milan” in Exhibit A: Exhibitions That Transformed Architecture (Phaidon, 2018); “The Contested Subject: The Greater Number at the 1968 XIV Triennale of Milan” in Exhibiting Architecture: A Paradox? (Actar, 2015). Her upcoming book, titled A Disciplinary Mechanism: The Milan Triennale, 1964–1973, focuses on the Triennale di Milano as a space for discussing design with respect to changing political administrations and international policy. She has co-curated a number of design exhibitions, including Radical Pedagogies (2014) which was awarded a Special Mention at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. She has worked in architecture firms, including Peter Eisenman Architects where she co-designed, among other projects, the City of Culture of Santiago de Compostela. She has taught architectural and urban history and theory as well as design studios at Pratt, Yale, Parsons, Princeton, and Columbia GSAPP.

She is a graduate of the University of Florence (March summa cum laude), and Yale University where she was granted an outstanding academic performance award, going on to receive her PhD in History, Theory and Criticism from Princeton University.