ELENA GIANASSO

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Assistant Professor with time contract

+39 0110906401 / 6401 (DIST)

Elena Gianasso, architect PhD, researcher in History of architecture at Politecnico di Torino, Interuniversity Department of Urban and Regional Studies and Planning (DIST). She graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico di Torino and, in the same university, she obtained a specialisation post degree and the PhD in history of architecture and cultural heritage. She teaches classes History of architecture and also she teaches in the post degree specialisation school Cultural heritage and landscape in Politecnico di Torino. Since her graduation she has been involved in national and international research programmes. She carries out researcher on history of architecture, analysing in depth issues strictly linked with cultural heritage. Her researcher focuses on architecture and urban history on 17th and 19th centuries.

Scientific branch ICAR/18 - STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA
(Area 0008 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0002-9755-7862
Research topics
  • Architecture and client. Study of the constructive events of the project in the various solutions investigated in relation to the political, economic, social and cultural context between 17th and 19th century, examining in depth historical sources, often unpublished.
  • Cultural heritage, cities and territories. Study of the city and of the building heritage in its historical and cultural dimension, considering some urban and territorial processes between 17th and 19th century, examining In depth historical sources.
  • Professions in architecture. Study of the technical professions and the different training courses related to architecture, in the modern and contemporary age, based on specialised historical sources, investigating the results in the variegated declination of professional activity.
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

SH5_8 - Cultural studies, cultural identities and memories, cultural heritage SH5_6 - History of art and architecture, arts-based research

SDG

Goal 4: Quality education

Keywords

History of architecture, early modern period, baroque, eclecticism, cultural heritage Storia dell'architettura, barocco, eclettismo, committente, professioni in architettura
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Awards and Honors

  • Premio Optime conferred by Unione Industriale di Torino, Italy (1998)
  • Città di Torino - Domenico Carpanini conferred by Città di Torino, Italy (1998)
  • Premio laurea CARTASI CAMPUS conferred by CARTASI NEXI, Italy (1998)
  • Premio pubblicazioni Politecnico di Torino conferred by Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2011)
  • Politecnico di Torino - DIST - Bando per l’attribuzione dei contributi per l’attività di ricerca conferred by Politecnico di Torino Dipartimento Interateneo Scienze Progetto Politiche del Territorio DIST, Italy (2015)
  • Premio pubblicazioni Politecnico di Torino conferred by Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2016)
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Fellowships

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Professore a contratto at Università degli Studi di TORINO (1/10/2017-30/9/2018)
  • Professore a contratto at Università degli Studi di TORINO (2/11/2008-28/2/2009)
  • Professore a contratto at Università degli Studi di TORINO (2/11/2007-28/2/2008)