Camillo Boano

Camillo Boano

London, GB



Dr. Camillo Boano is a Lecturer at Development Planning Unit, UCL, where he directs the MSc in Buildingand UrbanDesign in Development, Director of Communication in the Unit andCoordinator of the DPUsummerLab initiative.


A qualified architect with a Masters in UrbanDevelopment and a PhD in Planning from Oxford Brookes University, I have over18 years of experiences in research, consultancies and development work inSouth America, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia. As an academic interestedin practice, I combine interests in critical architecture, spatial production,transformations, urbanism with the exceptional circumstances of disasters,conflicts and informality. My interest in investigating the material anddialectical production of spaces emerged out of experiences of being adevelopment practitioner in South America in the early 1990s and in war ravagedBosnia-Herzegovina.

My research and consultancy roles haveincluded work in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Venezuela, El Salvador, Mexico, Bolivia,Occupied Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Jordan, Bosnia-Herzegovina,Macedonia, Kosovo, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Turkey, Malaysia and Thailand.This involved collaborations with numerous institutions, including UNHCR, UNDP,Refugee Study Centre, EU, Oxfam GB, Italian Civil Protection, World Bank andseveral architectural practices.

In addition to directing the MSc in Buildingand Urban Design in Development, I am the Director of Communication andcoordinate the dpu summerLab the DPU.

I am associate lecturer in Oxford BrookesUniversity, University of Bologna, Polytechnic of Turin, Polytechnic of Milan,Roma Tre and Université de Paris Est Créteil Val de Marne, as well as externalsupervisor at ETH-Zurich, and have been an external examiner of PhDdissertations in different universities in the UK and in Italy.


University College London (UCL), London, GB, Lecturer and Course Director

Jan 2011 - current

Areas of Specialization