Pietro Vitalli graduated in architecture at Ecole Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne in 1996 and continues his professional practice from his own architectural design studio which he established in 2001. Pietro has been lecturing since 2002 and been a researcher since 2005. He has, since 2006, been the Head of Architettura d’Interni department at SUPSI Scuola universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana at the Dipartimento Ambiente Costruzioni e Design. Pietro is also involved in the innovative international Masters in Interiors with institutions in the EU. In February 2010 SUPSI hosted the GIDE Lugano 2010 international workshop and exhibition in Lugano and established the theoretical basis for ‘The Exhibit’ shared project themes.
Isabella Vegni is an architect, educator and researcher who gained her M.Arch. from Politecnico di Milano, and is Lecturer of Interior Design for Architecture and Interior Architecture graduates at SUPSI Scuola universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana at the Dipartimento Ambiente Costruzioni e Design and the Laboratorio cultura visiva in Lugano, Switzerland where she also coordinates the studio project lab experiences and Degree Course. Since 2006 Isabella has been coordinating SUPSI’s membership in the GIDE network. Isabella Vegni has, since 1990, maintained a vibrant Interior and Architectural atelier in Milano. In February 2010 SUPSI hosted the GIDE Lugano 2010 international workshop and exhibition in Lugano and established the theoretical basis for ‘The Exhibit’ shared project themes.
Yolanda Castillo-Martinez is a Lugano based architect, designer and assistant professor. Masters in Architecture by the University of Alicante, specialized in intervention on existing architecture and landscape-urbanism. Masters in teaching and graphical innovation applied to educational environments by Miguel Hernandez University [UMH] with Honors Cum Laude in her final project. As Assistant Professor she currently teaches at Bachelors in Interior Design at SUPSI University in Lugano and she is also involved in the International Masters in Interiors Architectural Design (IMIAD). Previously she was visiting teacher at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, in Copenhagen in 2012, lecturer at Jan Søndergaard Unit 7 KARCH, lecturer at UMH Academy of Fine Arts in Altea in 2011 and Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Alicante from 2011 to 2012. During her career she has received several awards such as the selection for the FAD AWARDS in Ephemeral Architecture with the “Corredor Verde” project in 2012, the 1st prize in the XIV Architecture Competition PLADUR. Her works and researches are actives in different fields from retail to urban spaces, joining architecture and design always searching being interactive with users and inhabitants.