Marco De Michelis is Professor of History of Architecture at the IUAV University in Venice. He has been the founding dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design at the IUAV University in Venice until 2008. His research focuses on the history and theory of modern architecture, the work of contemporary international architects and the relation between art and architecture. Prof De Michelis’ published work includes: Heinrich Tessenow (Stuttgart, DVA and Milan, Electa 1991); Walter Gropius and Ludwig Hilberseimer (special issues of Rassegna, 1983 and 1986); Bauhaus 1919-1933 (Milan, Mazzotta 1996); Luis Barragan (Milan, Skira 2000); Enric Miralles (Milan, Skira 2002); Sol LeWitt (2004); Bruce Nauman (2009). He was the editor of Ottagono (1989-1991) and the chief curator of Triennale in Milan between 1993 and 1996. Prof De Michelis was a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Berlin and Munich) and a scholar at the Getty Center for the History of Arts in Santa Monica, CA. From 1999 to 2003 he was appointed the Walter Gropius Professor for the history of architecture at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. In 2005 he was appointed Mellon Senior Fellow at the CCA Montreal. He has been a visiting professor at the Hochschule der Kuenste in Hamburg, the EPFL in Lausanne, the Cooper Union and Columbia University in New York, and an adjunct professor at New York University/IFA. From 2009 to 2013 he was the director of the Antonio Ratti Foundation in Como.