Isabella Pasqualini is an architect (ETHZ 2000) and a scientist with a PhD in architecture and cognitive neuroscience (EPFL 2012). Through her works, she explores the mutual and intimate relationship between body and space using immersive and interactive multimedia, with a particular interest in the multisensory enhancement of the user’s environment.
For her post-doc project Visual Touches–Touching Views at the Center of Neuroprosthetics EPFL, she received the prestigious fellowship grant from the cogito foundation in 2013. Currently, she is a faculty member of the LéaV at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles and a visiting scientist at the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience EPFL. Isabella has planned a new City in Angola and built a temporary bank building in Luanda. She is a scientific reviewer, and works as an expert for Innosuisse as well as other innovation platforms.
Isabella has won several international competition prizes and her work was presented at Swiss and international art venues: Mappings Visual-Audio and Deviant Electronics Festival 2018; MAXXI Rome 2018; Guiyang International Comics and Animation Festival 2018; Venice Biennale 2016; Werkschau Architektur 2015; Shanghai Art, Science & Technology Exhibition 2012; SAST Award 2012; Beijing Design Week 2011; Beijing Triennale 2011; EAC ‘Les Halles’ 2011; Swiss Art Awards 2008 & 2010; City of Helsinki 2007; City of Rome 2006; EPFL 2005. She has been a visiting Professor at the Industrial Design Department of Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK), at the Art and Design Academy of Tsinghua University in Beijing, at IUAV University in Venice, at the International Summer School of the Bauhaus Denkmal in Bernau, as well as a lecturer at the School of Engineering and Architecture at EPFL in cooperation with the City of Venice.