Lecturer

Piergianna Mazzocca is an architect, researcher, and educator. Her research interest expands on the medicalization of architecture through the study of both domestic and medical typologies and the formation of architectural knowledge when framed through its relationship with medical sciences and biopolitics. She obtained her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of the Andes in Merida, Venezuela, and a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design, at the Delft University of Technology. She was the 2017-2019 Wortham Fellow at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and currently is the Emerging Scholar in Design at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2019 Piergianna won, in collaboration with David Costanza, the Ragdale Ring Competition for their entry “Shared Beds,” a project that challenged the role of the individual vis-à-vis the collective by reconsidering the seemingly inanimate quality of everyday objects such as beds. 
 
Education

  • 2012 Bachelor of Architecture from the Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela
  • 2016 Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
photo of Piergianna Mazzocca