Marcello Modica, M.Sc.

Vita

since 05/2018
research associate (100%)
TUM Technische Universität München | Faculty of Architecture
LAI Chair of Landscape Architecture and Industrial Landscape
Prof. Dr. sc. ETH Zürich Udo Weilacher

* Project manager of EU-funded Interreg Alpine Space project “trAILs - Alpine Industrial Landscapes Transformation” (2018-2021)

2016 - 2017
research associate (50%)
TUM Technische Universität München | Faculty of Architecture
LAI Chair of Landscape Architecture and Industrial Landscape
Prof. Dr. sc. ETH Zürich Udo Weilacher

since 2016
PhD dissertation: Alpine Industrial Landscapes. Towards the transformation of former productive infrastructures in mountain regions.
TUM Technische Universität München
supervisor: Prof. Dr. sc. ETH Zürich Udo Weilacher
International Doctoral College Spatial Research Lab 2017-2020 “Crossing borders, activating spaces” (TU Berlin, KIT Karlsruhe, TU Dortmund/ILS, TU Wien, TU München, ETH Zürich)

2015 - 2017
teaching assistant (studio)
Politecnico di Milano | Department of Architecture and Urban Studies

Urban Planning and Design Studio

Prof. Arch. Piergiorgio Vitillo, Prof. Gabriele Pasqui, Prof. Marco Mareggi

09/2014
Università degli Studi di Palermo
International workshop “PMO Re-verse / new urban metabolism”

National Research Project (PRIN) RE-CYCLE ITALY
 

2013 - 2016
freelance urban planner and designer
collaboration with architectural and planning offices in Milan (
LAND, Federico Oliva Associati, DAP, Systematica) and other freelance young professionals

2011 - 2012
urban planner (intern)
Urban planning 
Department, City of Varedo

2010 - 2012
Politecnico di Milano
Master of Science in Urban Planning and Design

Master thesis: Post-industrial renaissance. Brownfield redevelopment and urban identity: a project proposal for the SNIA Viscosa area in Varedo

supervisor: Prof. Arch. Piergiorgio Vitillo

thesis selected by the university for Archiprix Italia 2013, IQU Prize 9

08/2009
HCU Hamburg
International summer school “Urban trans_formations and meta_morphoses”

2007 - 2010
Politecnico di Milano
Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning

since 2005
documentary photographer of post-industrial landscapes
Still Alive www.st-al.com

24/08/1987
born in Milan

 

publications

2019

Modica, Marcello : Industrial Brownfield Sites in the Alps. A first Quantitative Overview and Potential Implications for Regional Development. In: Journal of Alpine Research 107-1. DOI : 10.4000/rga.5274

2017

Modica, Marcello : Still Alive. Archeologia industriale in Europa. In: Territorio 81/2017, Journal of the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of Politecnico di Milano, p. 182-193.

Modica, Marcello : Alpine industrial landscapes. Envisioning a sustainable transformation. In: nodium#9. Zeitschrift des Alumni-Clubs Landschaft der TU München, p. 114.

2016

Modica, Marcello : Nuovi paesaggi post-minerari d’oltralpe. Esperienze a confronto. In: ArchAlp 12. Journal of the Institute of Mountain Architecture of Politecnico di Torino, p. 102-106.

2015

Modica, Marcello : Area ex Lucchini, Lecco. In: AA.VV.: Governare i territori della dismissione in Lombardia. Caratteri, contesti, prospettive. ISBN 978-8-891612-11-3. Santarcangelo di Romagna: Edifir, p. 84-87.

Modica, Marcello : Area ex SNIA Viscosa, Varedo. In: AA.VV.: Governare i territori della dismissione in Lombardia. Caratteri, contesti, prospettive. ISBN 978-8-891612-11-3. Santarcangelo di Romagna: Edifir, p. 98-101.

Modica, Marcello : Area ex ILVA, Darfo Boario Terme. In: AA.VV.: Governare i territori della dismissione in Lombardia. Caratteri, contesti, prospettive. ISBN 978-8-891612-11-3. Santarcangelo di Romagna: Edifir, p. 126-129. 

2014

Modica, Marcello / Santarella, Francesca : Paraboloidi. Un patrimonio dimenticato dell’architettura moderna. ISBN 978-8-879707-05-3. Firenze: Edifir.

2012

Modica, Marcello : La fabbrica che si fa paesaggio. In: Desole, Angelo (ed): I paesaggi dell’Industria. ISBN 88-6379-032-9. Narni: Crace, p. 35-45.

 

lectures / conferences

“Still Alive: un progetto di documentazione fotografica della dismissione industriale in Italia ed Europa”. Lecture at the conference “Il patrimonio industriale in Italia. Da spazi vuoti a risorsa per il territorio”. Palazzo Montecitorio (Italian Parliament), Rome, 07.10.2016.

“Paraboloidi. Un Patrimonio dimenticato dell’architettura moderna”. Book presentation and discussion. Archivio di Stato, Terni, 08.05.2015. Biblioteca Classense, Ravenna, 15.05.2015. Casa Bossi, Novara, 28.05.2015. Istituto Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani, Roma, 26.11.2015.

Archeologia industriale in Italia: un patrimonio dimenticato”. Lecture at the symposium “The common ground of industrial archaeology”, 13^ Biennale di Architettura di Venezia, 22.09.2012.


fields of research

urban and industrial landscape transformation

alpine industrial landscapes

photography and spatial analysis