LWCircus Scientific Coordinator – It

Annacaterina PIRAS | Architect | PhD in Landscape Architect |Cartographer.
She has a PhD in Landscape Architecture gained at the Alghero School of Architecture, University of Sassari (2011). She obtained the first degree in Architecture at the Florence School of Architecture (1999). Since 2004 she has coordinated several international operative workshops, experimenting shared practices in urban interventions trough the art medium as a vehicle for the redevelopment of open spaces, with the collaboration of local artists, communities and cultural foundations. During last years she collaborated with different Universities, Foundations and Cultural Institutions, such as the Cornell University in Rome (2009), the Master in Landscape Architecture of Barcelona at ETSAB_UPC (2010), the RMIT University, School of Architecture and Design, Melbourne (2013-18), the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (2011) and the ENSP, Ecole nationale supérieure du Paysage, Versailles (2013-14-15-16), where in particular she took part as photographic and cartographic curator, as well as field trip’s coordinator for summer schools on the topic of the new renewable energy’s landscapes inside the Mediterranean area (south of Spain and North Africa for Bauhaus Dessau) and in the north of Normandy (for the EMILA European Master in Landscape Architecture), besides the Universidad Marista, Merida (2016), the Chinese Universities of SCUA, SCUT, GAFA in Guangzhou and PKU, Beijing (2017), the UHM, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2017). From 2009, She coordinated several workshops for the II Level Master in Mediterranean Landscape Urbanism, at the Alghero School of Architecture, University of Sassari, where she worked as Academic Coordinator for the second edition of the Master MMLU (2014-2015). She is co-founder and has been scientific coordinator for the last six editions (2011-2016) of LandWorks-Sardinia international operative Program, based in Sardinia island, created in the 2011 and focused on Mediterranean Landscape, as operative method in researching new modality to analyze and underline, revitalize and manage the cultural contemporary mediterranean landscapes and experiment with landscape strategies on abandoned UNESCO heritage and urban neglected sites. She is Co-Founder and Scientific Coordinator of LWCircus, the Italian – Mexican Operative Shared Program born in the 2016 and focused on experimental modalities in searching new strategies for sustainable urban and rural development on sensitive natural areas and the revitalization of cultural landscapes inside Mediterranean and the developing Countries | apiras.lwcircus@gmail.com