LWCircus Scientific Coordinator – It
Annacaterina Piras is architect and cartographer and 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, as Museo Nivola, Orani (2004) and Fondazione Stazione dell’arte, Ulassai (2006). 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 Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (2011), the RMIT University, School of Architecture and Design, Melbourne (2013-2020), the ENSP, Ecole nationale supérieure du Paysage, Versailles (2013-14-15-16), 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), Tonji and Jiao Tong University in Shanghai (2018-2019), TURENSCAPE Academy (from 2018). 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 has been Co-Founder and scientific coordinator for the first six editions (2011-2016) of LandWorks-Sardinia. She is Co-Founder and Scientific Coordinator of LWCircus (www.lwcircus.org), 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, trough a design methods based on shared practices, choral attitudes and osmotic processes within resilient communities on sensitive areas and the revitalization of cultural landscapes trough social inclusion in the Mediterranean and Developing Countries. She has been juror at the World Landscape Architecture Award 2019 and has been nominated for the American Academy in Rome Italian Fellowships 2019-2020. She is scientific committee member of the ILIA International Conference since 2017.