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Filippo Abrami

Filippo Abrami

Brescia, IT

 

About 

Born 1986, Brescia.


M.Sc. in Architecture, Filippo Abrami is an architect, curator and photographer. 
He has studied Landscape Architecture at TU Delft. He has graduated with honors at Politecnico di Milano with a thesis named "Does landscape make photography or it's photography that produces landscape(s)?" in which he developed a discourse on the role of the photographer as topographer, inscribing landscape photography as a branch of contemporary geography, producing a cartography made of images, describing the complexity of the landscape and rising questions on contemporary issues. 
Furthermore he has partecipated at international workshops such as: "Milano. Scali Ferroviari" producing methodological proposal for the urban voids left-over by the disposal of the railway stations of the city of Milano, Italy; "Bridging The Gaps in Fatih Sultan Mehmet, Studies for a possible smart city approach in informal urban contexts" in Istanbul, Turkey; “Micro-Urbanistic interventions within the Post-Socialist Russian city” in Moscow, Russia; "Super Monumentos Urbanos" in Lisbon, Portugal.
In the past years has been taking pictures that ranges from architecture photography to concert photography. He has also curated photographic exhibitions and has been a guest editor along with other 10 students of architecture for the issue #261 of the international magazine l'ARCA.
In 2010 has partecipated as tutor at the summer international workshops held at IUAV Faculty of Architecture in Venice, helping guest professors Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores.
He has been trained in the field of architecture by Flores Prats Architects in Barcelona and in the field of landscape design by YellowOffice in Milano. 

In 2013 has won the Leonardo da Vinci Grant and has moved to Lisbon, Portugal.
Over there he has got the chance to work with Paratelier, a firm with multi scale approach, where he was involved in architecture, landscape and furniture design.

In 2015 has started design in corso, a curatorial project that lead to the organization of the first edition of “Brescia Design Festival” which has been an opportunity to talk about design in Brescia. Taking part in the urban regeneration program of Corso Mameli - an old commercial street in the heart of the city now facing an issue of inner city abandonment - the festival proposed special events with national and international guests to give new life to the empty storefronts and vacant commercial spaces. 

Currently lives and works in Paris.

Employment 

DGT Architects, Paris, FR, Architect

Feb 2016 - current
 

designincorso, Brescia, IT, Founder

Recently I came back home where I have started design in corso, which has been a chance for me to curate and organize the “Brescia Design Festival 2015”: an event that occupied the vacant storefronts and the empty commercial spaces of the city centre with the works of young independent design talents, both nationally and internationally, that I got to know personally over the years. The works on display intended to change the way in which we look at things. Celebrating the process, the skills, the courage and the experimentation that are hidden in the objects of everyday life.

Mar 2015 - current
 

Eva Prats & Ricardo Flores Arquitectes, Barcelona, ES, Architect

After a short period in Lisbon as freelancer I have moved back to Barcelona to work with Flores & Prats Architects were I did my very first internship in 2008 and for whom I did the academic tutor during a summer workshop held at IUAV of Venice in 2010.
More over I have worked for them as architectural photographer in different occasions.
With them I have learned how to work with several tools with meticulousness and attentions to the details. For them I did archive work, architectural photography, model making, exhibition design and architectural design. I was in charge of the work of the interns in the office, and I have been helping in the production of materials for the participation of the firm at the past Biennale di Venezia and for the publication of their book “Pensado a Mano/Thought by hand”.

Apr 2014 - Dec 2014
 

Paratelier, Lisbon, PT, Architect

• Architectural and landscape design in its various phases;
• Participation in international competitions;
• Visits to the construction site and monitoring of the works;
• Woodworking and production of wood furniture;
• PR during exhibitions;

Jun 2013 - Dec 2013
 

YellowOffice, Milan, IT, Landscape designer & PR

Collaboration in various projects and competitions. Public relation during exhibitions and fairs such as Milan Design Week 2011, Milan Design Week 2012, ICFF 2012 for the DesignBoom Mart held in New York, USA and Messe Frankfurt - Ambiente 2013.

Mar 2011 - Mar 2013
 

Eva Prats & Ricardo Flores Arquitectes, Barcelona, ES, Intern

During the internship I have been working as photographer in the building yard of the social housing project “Edificio 111” in Terrassa, Barcelona - documenting the different stages of the building construction. After the photographic reportage followed the elaboration of an archive of this material in thematic books and flip-books. I have also taken pictures of maquetas inside the office and I have produced maquetas as well.

Oct 2008 - Feb 2009
 

Education 

Politecnico di Milano, Milano, IT, MArch, Architecture

Oct 2009 - Dec 2012
 

Politecnico di Milano, Milano, IT, BArch, Building Architecture

Oct 2005 - Sep 2009
 

Delft University of Technology, Delft, NL, Landscape Architecture

Attended the spring semester of the Master Classes in Landscape Architecture called "Villa Urbana" within the Erasmus exchange program.

Feb 2009 - Jul 2009
 

Awards 

Leonardo da Vinci, Grant

2013
 

Erasmus exchange program, Scholarship

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills