We are three women architects, PhD in History of Architecture, with experience in critics, communication and journalism of architecture. In 2014 we have founded the associate office Comunicarch. We communicate architecture.

Who are we?

Cristiana Chiorino (1975), architect PhD (History of Architecture and Urbanism). Graduated at the Politecnico di Torino (Italy), she has then obtained a master in Conservation of modern heritage at the Institute of Architecture of Geneva, Switzerland. In 2005 she obtained the Phd in History of Architecture at the Politecnico di Torino. From 2005 to 2014 she has been deputy editor in chief of the monthly magazine Il Giornale dell’Architettura published by Umberto Allemandi & C. She has worked at the organization of important scientific exhibitions on architecture including Carlo Mollino architetto (2006). She has been part of the organizing and scientific board and editor of the catalogue of the exhibition Pier Luigi NerviArchitecture as Challenge (Bruxelles, Venice, Rome, Turin, Copenhagen, Mantua, Salerno in 2010-2012, Lausanne, Zurich and Wroclaw in 2013), promoted by the Pier Luigi Nervi Project Association (PLN), and since 2015 for Comunicarch she coordinates the itinerant light version of the exhibition on Nervi, Pier Luigi Nervi. Art and Science of Building | The traveling exhibition (St. Gallen 2015, Budapest, Buenos Aires and Philadelphia 2016 and upcoming in Perth and Miami). Since 2011 she collaborates with PLN as an advisor on conservation and protection of Nervi’s architectural heritage in Italy and worldwide with particular regards to the buildings under threat. In fact, part of this heritage is currently at risk due to the significant number of works either undergoing heavy transformations or progressively facing serviceability declines and, in some cases, neglect or even abandon. She is actively participating in the wide debate at the international level on proper strategies for conservation of this heritage and is strongly committed to be involved with adequate responsibilities in the evaluation processes of transformation and rehabilitation projects, or, where needed, in raising alarm when some works are at risk. She is member of the Working Group “Historical Spatial Structures” of the IASS International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, and member of Council Board of Docomomo Italy, a non-profit organization devoted to the Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement.

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Laura Milan (1975) is an architect and PhD. She graduated at the Politecnico di Torino (2001) where she gained a PhD in History of Architecture (2005). She is member of the Turin Province Order of Architects. While training as an architect and working in many practices, since 2002 she is member of the editorial board of the architectural magazine Il Giornale dell’Architettura and collaborates with many specialized magazines and webzines. She collaborates with important Italian and foreign institutions, developing a deep knowledge of Carlo Mollino’s archive and work with the exhibitions “Carlo Mollino architetto” (2006, Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio and Polytechnic of Turin) and “Carlo Mollino. Maniera moderna” (2011-12, Haus der Kunst, Munich), and collaborating with the Chamber of Commerce of Turin (2009). For the Order of Architects of Turin and its Foundation she was member of the jury of the prize “Architetture Rivelate” (2012-13) and participant in many focus groups. She is founding member of the association Open House Turin (2017).

Giulietta Fassino (1975). Architect, PhD in History of Architecture and Urbanism at the Politecnico di Torino (2004). She is responsible for cultural activities at the Urban Center Metropolitano of Torino, where she has organised exhibitions, debates, workshops and carried out researches on architecture, city and territory since 2006. She has dealt with architectural publishing since 2002, when she has been part of the editorial staff of Il Giornale dell’Architettura writing articles and coordinating many reports on urban changes. Among the other publishing activities, she translated into italian L’architecture de survie and Alternatives énergétiques by Yona Friedman for Bollati Boringhieri and she is author of many guides to architecture in Turin (Torino 1984-2008. Atlante dell’architettura, Umberto Allemandi & C., Torino 2008, Torino contemporanea. Guida alle architetture, Listlab, Trento 2010, Turin. Architectural Guide, DOM Publishers, Berlin 2015).