Milano Arch Week – Anatomy of Public Space: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Milano Arch Week – Anatomy of Public Space: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

June 8th I 6:30 – 8pm (CET) Milano Arch Week – Park Hub

Register in advance for this panel discussion. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the information to join the webinar.

The purpose of this event is to present the research project “Anatomy of Public Spaces: A Multidisciplinary Perspective,” a collaboration between Park Plus (the research unit of Park Associati studio), LAND Research Lab® (the research and innovation think tank of LAND Group), and Fondazione Transform Transport ETS (the non-profit research foundation launched by Systematica Srl).

The project aims to study public space from the different perspectives of the three components of the working group (i.e., architecture, landscape, mobility) in order to present a multidimensional narrative of the role of public space in contemporary cities.

The connection between the different components of public space and the human body is meant to define new perspectives with which to view public space through a multi-sectoral lens. The presentation will be held in English.


Luisa Bravo
UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme), City Space Architecture, Museo Spazio Pubblico (Italy)

Luisa Bravo is a public space scholar and passionate activist, cultural entrepreneur, and academic. She is the Founder and President of City Space Architecture, an Italian non-profit organization promoting public space culture at the global scale in partnership with UN-Habitat. She has initiated and is currently leading several public space projects, including The Journal of Public Space, the Public Space Academy, the web-magazine Mastering Public Space and the Public Space Museum in Bologna. She is Adjunct Professor in Urban Design at the University of Florence. 


Matteo Arietti, Head of Research
Park Plus (Italy)

Matteo is one of the creators of Park Plus, which he has been coordinating as Head of Research since 2022. Passionate about environmental sustainability, he oversees some of the most important projects in this field. He joined Park in 2018 after having graduated from the Polytechnic of Turin and having obtained a Diploma at the High Polytechnic School, and following work experiences in Holland and France. Matteo has worked on many projects, including major competitions, such as the Accenture Headquarters, the restoration of the Pirelli 35 complex and the MI.C project, where he helped implement the principles of Urban Mining. Matteo also contributes to the practice’s strategic development by collaborating with the communication team, giving lectures and holding workshops, coordinating the Park Graduate Programme and participating in the newly-created unit dedicated to Computational Design.

Andrea Balestrini, Head of LAND Research Lab®
LAND Research Lab (Italy)

Andrea Balestrini is a landscape planner with experience in nature-based solutions, public space design, and landscape governance within international R&I projects and consultancies. He studied at Politecnico di Milano and the University of Stuttgart. During his studies, he focused on the topic of landscape recovery and water-sensitive urban design in European cities as well as metropolis such as Seoul, Cairo, and Lima, where he worked and developed his diploma thesis with the Municipal Office for Green Areas and Parks (SERPAR) in collaboration with the research project Future Megacities, local universities, and NGOs. His professional background gathers both academic experiences and professional engagement in strategic plans, landscape masterplans, management of cultural landscapes, and climate adaptation. Since 2014, he works at LAND where he leads the LAND Research Lab®, a think tank for applied research and innovation in landscape and territorial transformation processes.

Lamia Abdelfattah, Senior Researcher
Fondazione Transform Transport ETS (Italy)

Lamia Abdelfattah is an urban planner and researcher working with Systematica and Transform Transport in the areas of mobility research and planning. She has a background in collaborative urban development and expertise in issues of spatial equity in cities with a particular focus on gender equality. Since joining the team in 2019, she has been involved in diverse projects and publications aimed at delivering sustainable, innovative and equitable tools in the field of urban mobility.

Zayneb Kadiri, Communications Manager
Fondazione Transform Transport ETS (Italy)

Zayneb Kadiri is the Marketing and Communications Manager of Systematica, and the Communications Manager of Transform Transport. She develops multiple marketing and communication strategies, updates website content, and manages Social Media platforms and newsletter write-ups. She also creates, analyses, and delivers media relations content and press releases while liaising and nurturing relationships with high-profile media stakeholders and establishing new partnerships to disseminate various projects and research findings.