Dr. Raffaella Sini has extensive background in international practice in architecture, landscape architecture, planning and public art. She has her advanced degrees in architecture and landscape architecture from the University of Rome La Sapienza, has taught in several universities and international study abroad programs and in Asia as a faculty member at the National University of Singapore.
Her research focuses on landscape and architectural theory and representation, cultural landscapes, community design and temporary landscapes. She is currently working at the publication of a 3-years research project, financed by Singapore Ministry of Education and National Heritage Board, which investigates Singapore Garden City.
Her focus on the exhibition of temporary narrative landscape architecture works, accomplished with the design collective LAND-I archicolture, which she co-founded in 2000 with Roberto Capecci and Marco Antonini, has been financed through design competitions and research grants. It is documented in the journals Landscape Architecture, Techniques&Architecture, L’arca, Domus, Abitare, Art Actuel and in the international press with the books Star Landscape Architecture, Digital Landscape Architecture Now, Sketch Landscape, Avant Gardeners, The Source Book of Contemporary Garden Design; exhibited and debated at Singapore Art Museum and the National Design Centre, MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts Rome, V Architecture Biennale Brasilia, Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art.
Her association with professional practice in Asia and connections to Europe promise to benefit the program’s teaching, scholarship and international outreach efforts in many new ways.