Born 1980 in Domodossola/Italy.
Matilde Cassani studied architecture at the university Politecnico Di Milano (graduated in 2005) and architecture and urban culture (»Metropolis«) at the CCCB (Centro de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona) and at the UPC (Universidade Politecnica de Catalunya) in Barcelona/Spain. She works as an architect and researcher.
After her graduation Cassani worked as a consultant for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) [German association for technical cooperation] in Sri Lanka, where she started developing a research project on the post tsunami reconstruction. She furthermore worked as an architect for Stefano Boeri’s Boeri Studio. She currently teaches at the Politecnico di Milano and works at a research project on »Holy Urbanism«.
Selected publications: MONU Magazine on Urbanism, issue on »Holy Urbanism«: Strucked by a freak wave (February 2009); Cronache dell’ Abitare, Bruno Mondadori 2007, Multiplicity lab: Ways of living in Milan: live in a penthouse, live in a loft, live in a shop…; XXI Aesop Conference in Naples: 200.000 Muslim, Catholic, Hindu and Buddhist homes: the post tsunami reconstruction in Sri Lanka (2007).
Selected exhibitions: Ex Fondazione Mazzotta, Dreaming Milano, Milan 2009; Nanoparticles Research Institute of Tsukuba and Istituto, Italiano di Cultura, Tokyo 2007; »Acquatecture«, NABA, Nuova Accademia Belle Arti + Associazione no profit H2O, Nuovi scenari per la sopravvivenza, Milan.