University of Florence
Department of Architecture (DiDA)

Eliana Martinelli is an architect and holds a PhD in Architectural Composition from the Università Iuav di Venezia. Her PhD dissertation was the first in Italy on the work of the Turkish architect Turgut Cansever. She was adjunct professor at the EMADU – Université Euro-Méditerranéenne de Fès (Morocco), DESTEC – Università di Pisa and DiDA – Università degli Studi di Firenze. She is a member of the DiDA Research Unit Dar_Med and takes part in international conferences and publications on Euro-Mediterranean heritage and design. She has been a post-doctoral fellow at the DiDA since 2019. Her recent research activity has focused on architectural and urban regeneration design through participatory practices, in collaboration with different cultural and non-profit organizations (Chille de la balanza theater company, Cospe Onlus). After having worked as an architect in Leipzig (Germany), she carries on her professional activity in Italy, realizing architectural and interior designs in line with her research interests.