Studying Architecture Abroad , a book by Franco Pisani

Franco Pisani, Coordinator of the ISI Florence Architecture Program, presents his book published in September 2021 by ORO Editions , ACC Art Books.
Full Description

A vademecum? A to do list? A series of recommendations? Something like the infamous “10 top things to do in Florence” that you can find in many websites?

All of the above, but not only and not mainly. Formally, the book consists of a list of 20 suggestions (or paternal exhortations, if you will) for the 14 weeks of a regular academic semester. Twenty reflections (the book has been written during the 2020 lockdown in Firenze) that I have drawn from 20 years of teaching architecture students abroad. Is this book addressed to students only? If students are those who pay tuition fees to a school, then these pages are not addressed to them only. But if students are all those people who are curious and still able to learn something from anything (either through an officially organised program or on their own), then this book is indeed for students.


About the Author

Franco Pisani is an architect and educator based in Italy. Strongly tempted by the expanded opportunities offered by the “contamination” of apparently distant themes and disciplines, he includes within the profession of architecture research activities and didactic experiences. He lives and works in Florence, where he runs his own professional office FRANCOPiSANiARCHiTETTO practising design at all scales “from the spoon to the city.” As an architectural educator he has taught both as professor and lecturer in different universities and schools in Italy and abroad. Currently he teaches Architecture Studio and Theory at the Architecture Program of ISI Florence, the International Studies Institute in Florence, Italy.