Isabella Pasqualini is an architect (ETHZ 2000) and a scientist with a PhD in architecture and cognitive neuroscience (EPFL 2012).
Her works explore 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 horizon. 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 at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles and of the NAAD Master class at IUAV University of Venice. She has been a guest researcher 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. >> LeaV
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 & Design Academy of Tsinghua University in Beijing, at the International Summer School of the Bauhaus Denkmal in Bernau, as well as a guest at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and a lecturer at the School of Engineering and Architecture at EPFL in cooperation with the City of Venice.