Programme Main Staff


Alessandra Capuano

Alessandra Capuano

General Coordinator
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BA in Architecture, MA in Historic Preservation, PHD and Post-doc. Full Professor of Architecture at Sapienza. Master Director “Architecture for Archaeology. Design for the enhancement of Cultural Heritage”. President of 5 yrs Degree in Architecture. Coordinator PHD in Landscape and Environment. Associated at Chaire UNESCO en environnement et paysage, Université de Montréal. Director of the LaGraTe Lab: urban design, landscape, archaeology, metropolis. Grants “Archaeological landscapes" (PRIN 2009), “Life styles and city of the Future” (Award 2013, Multidisciplinary Research 2014, PRIN 2015). Author of 5 monographies, 6 editorships and more than 50 essays: The Park and the City. The territory of Appia in the future of Rome (2013), Landscape of Ruins, Ruined Landscapes (2014), Rome's Appia: Ruins Utopia Design (2017).


Paolo Carafa

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Since 1986 the main scientific interests of Paolo Carafa has been devoted to Roman topography, Etruria in etruscan and roman times (territory of Volterra), Basilicata (so-called Melfese area), Calabria (mainly ancient Sibaritide), Roman Suburbium in roman times and analysis of monumental complexes in different urban centres of ancient Italy. In 2005 he created an Archaeological Information System (patented). Since then he has been coordinated research projects dedicated to roman urban landscapes and to changing landscapes and architecture of ancient Latium. Together with the field operations, P. C. has been involved in coordinating scientific research teams since 1986 with the aim of reconstructing topography and landscapes of the investigated centers and territories, through different phases of antiquity. P. C. have also interested in artistic production of Hellenistic period, Latin epigraphy, archaic architecture in mid-thyrrenian Italy, Romanization of Campania, mainly in the city of Pompeii, and of Great Greece, Archaeological computing, Geographical Information Systems, Landscape archaeology: field survey, methods and theory. P.C. has published or edited 10 books and over 100 papers and essays in national and international volumes and journals.

Ana Irene Del Monaco

Anna Irene Del Monaco

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Assistant professor with tenure in Architecture. Studies in urban archaeology: ancient and contemporary urban form, city walls, ancient and modern typologies. Design and research on urban heritage and archaeology for Chinese Subcontinent (Beijing, Hangzhou), Sub Saharan Africa, South Africa, and USA. Publications: international typo- morphological Schools (Roman, Chinese). Research agreements with US, Africa, China, Iran and editor of Author of: (edited by) Huangzhou: from Song Dinasty Capital to the Chalenge of Cultural Capital in Contemporary China, (2015). Comparative notes on Saverio Muratori and Ludovico Quaroni’s urban projects: typology-morphology vs intuition or Piacentini’s gymnasium? (2014). Città e Limes, (2012).


Konstantina Demiri

Local Coordinator
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MArch (AUTH) PhD (Edinburgh University). Emeritus Professor of Architectural Design: Historic, Typological and Methodological Approaches, NTUA. Teaching in undergraduate, master & doctoral level. Research interests: new architecture in archaeological areas, didactics of architectural design. Author/co-author of books and articles: V. Lioliou, G.C. Moniz, K. Demiri,“Távora’s struggle for ‘other’ traditions in dialogue with Pikionis, Conference IASTE 2018: The Politics of Tradition / “Revitalising the urban archaeological palimpsest” (2017) Proceedings of the International Conference on Changing Cities III, p. 466-54/ “New architecture as an infill in historic context, Architecture and Urban Planning,” Vol 7, TUR, Latvia (2013). Participation in designing the new NBG building (1st prize in architectural competition) over archaeological remains in Athens historic centre. Member of ICOMOS Hellenic.


Architect Engineer, MArch (NTUA), MSc, PhD (UCL). Full Professor of Architectural Design at NTUA. Teaching in undergraduate, master and doctoral level. Her research and PhD relate to architectural studio teaching. Research interests: teaching architectural design, implementing on-line learning methods in the studio, mapping techniques for reading the urban landscape. Publications in conference proceedings and scientific journals. EAAE European distinction for a text on Architectural Studio teaching. The extensive designed and realized architectural work concerns projects of different scale and complexity i.e. museums, houses and interiors. Acquired a large number of awards and distinctions in several national and international architectural competitions. Represented Greece in the Mies van der Rohe prizes (2013) with a “Two-storey House in Papagou”.

Konstantinos Moraitis

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MSc in Architecture, DEA in Ethical and Political Philosophy-Seminar of Critical Theory of Art, MSc in Arabic and Islamic Studies, PHD in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at NTUA. Participation in 5 Master Degree Programs, in NTUA and the Univ. of Volos; teaching seminars in “History and Theory of Landscape”, “Landscape Design”, “Development of Coastal Zones”, “Environment and Development”, “Urban rehabilitation and development”. 1st prizes of the International Architectural Competitions, for the School of Alternative Medicine in Alonissos – Greece (1998) and the Urban Development of the city of Lviv - Ukrania (2008). Author of 93 essays and 3 monographies: Landscape- Allocating Place through Civilization (2013), Schemes of Landscape (2016), The Art of Landscape (2016).


Paulo Providência

Local Coordinator
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Holds an Architecture degree (University of Porto, 1988) and a PhD (University of Coimbra, 2007). He is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Coimbra, where he is also a Tutor of Masters and PhD Dissertations. He runs with tenure a Design Studio dedicated to project design in heritage sites. He is a practicing Architect with an interest in the design of public-use buildings, and has been invited as a Guest Critic in Design Studio in European schools. He is Co-coordinator of the research group Cities, Cultures and Architecture at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. He published Architettonica Percepta (Park Books, 2016), Conimbriga - Interpretação do sítio arqueológico pelo projecto. (e|d|arq, 2017), and “Mértola como didática de interpretação e intervenção patrimonial” in Monumentos #36 (2018).

Luís Miguel Correia

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He is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture of the University of Coimbra (DA-UC) and PhD researcher in the Centre for 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies – CEIS 20. He graduates in Architecture by the DA-UC in 1994. In 2008, he receives his Master from the Department of Civil Engineering of UC with the dissertation Castelos em Portugal: Retrato do seu perfil arquitectónico [1509-1949], which was published by Coimbra University Press in 2010. In 2016, he is awarded his PhD by the UC with the doctoral thesis Monumentos, Território e Identidade no Estado Novo: Da definição de um projecto à memorização de um legado. He is author of several articles and communications, with particular research emphasis dedicated to the cultural heritage and to its relationship with the territory, the landscape and with a certain idea of national identity. Since 1993, he is simultaneously engaged in architectural practice.


Maria Conceição Lopes

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Professor of Archaeology at University of Coimbra. Director of Centre of Archaeological Studies of the Universities of Coimbra and Porto and Coordinator of the PhD on Archaeology and the Master on Archaeology and Territory. Director of the project “Archaeology of the cities of Beja -Roman colony Pax Iulia” and consultant on issues of World Heritage recognition for Unesco; Advisor Board Member of ICOMOS-Portugal. Member of International Committee of SHIRIN — Syrian Heritage in Danger an International Research Initiative & Network, —Director member of the Forum Luso-Brazilian Urban Archaeology network (FAUR). Obtained her DEA degree on Roman History, (University of Bordeaux III, France, 1986), and PhD in Archaeology (University of Coimbra, 2000).



Pasquale Miano

Local Coordinator
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Architect, PhD, Ordinary Professor of Architectural and Urban Design at the Department of Architecture of the University of Naples "Federico II". He teaches at Master of II level "Architectural Design for historic cities" and at Postgraduate School of Architectural and Landscape at University of Naples "Federico II". He has won international architectural design competitions and received prizes for studies about architecture, archaeology and landscape. From his projects and writings it is possible to catch his methodology of work which combines theory and practical level. He is the editor of I Campi Flegrei. L’architettura per i paesaggi archeologici (Quodlibet, Macerata, 2016) and the author of “Indagine archeologica e programma architettonico”, in: Capuano A. (ed. by) Paesaggi di rovine. Paesaggi rovinati (Quodlibet, Macerata, 2014).

Renata Picone

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Architect, PhD, Ordinary Professor of Restauration at the Department of Architecture at the University of Naples "Federico II". She teaches at the Postgraduate School of Architectural and Landscape at University of Naples "Federico II". She is the Coordinator of the Agreement between the University of Naples Federico II and the Pompeii Superintendence for research and academic activities to the valorisation and fruition of the Insula Occidentalis of Pompeii. She is author of several publications and she won design competitions about restoration projects. She is the author of “Accessible Pompeii. For an extended fruition of the archaeological site” ("L'Erma" di Bretschneider, Roma, 2013) and of “Il rudere architettonico nella storia del restauro”, in Quaderni di restauro architettonico ("L'architettura allo stato di rudere", Napoli 2012).


Bianca Ferrara

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Archaeologist, PhD, Researcher in classical Archaeology at the Department of Humanities of the University of Naples Federico II. She is involved in several scientific activities of excavations and of cataloguing of ruins, for example she had the scientific direction of some excavations at the Acropolis of Gela in the collaboration project between the University of Naples Federico II and the Archaeological Superintendence of Caltanissetta. She is the author of “Roscigno, Monte Pruno. Segni di trasformazione nell’insediamento tra la fine del V e il IV sec. a.C.”, in Segni di appartenenza e di identità di comunità nel mondo indigeno (Atti del Seminario di Studi, Napoli 2014) and of “Cumae, the Forum: typological and archaeometric analysis of some pottery classes from sondages inside the Temple with Portico”, in Archaeometry. Comparing experiences (Naus Editoria Pozzuoli 2014).



Maria Teresa D'Alessio
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Daniela Esposito
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Antonio F. Ferrandes

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Anna Giovannelli
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Alfonso Ippolito
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Federica Morgia
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Davide Nadali
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Domenico Palombi
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Alessandro Vanzetti
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Elena Konstantinidou
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Eleni Maistrou
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Manolis Mikrakis
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Diamantis Panagiotopoulos
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Chrysostomos Theodoropoulos
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Konstantinos Tsiambaos
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Ariadni Vozani
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Gonçalo Canto Moniz
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Pedro Carvalho
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Rui Lobo
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Carlos Martins
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Fernanda Paula Oliveira
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João Muralha
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Armando Rabaça
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João Mendes Ribeiro
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Renato Capozzi
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Luigi Cicala
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Ferruccio Izzo
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Bianca Gioia Marino
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Massimo Osanna
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Andrea Pane
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Valentina Russo
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Luigi Veronese
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Federica Visconti
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Carla Maria Amici

Michele Asciutti

Martina Attenni

Francesca Balossi Restelli

Maria Rosaria Barbera

Salvo Barrano

Guido Batocchioni

Marco Bianchini

Fabio Buccellati

Paola Buzi

Stafano Camporeale

Maria Cristina Capanna

Orazio Carpenzano

Fabio Cavallero

Paolo Cimadomo

Maria Claudia Clemente

Fulvio Coletti

Alessandra Criconia

Alessandro D'Alessio

Francesco De Stefano

Paolo Desideri

Fabio Di Carlo

Valeria Di Cola

Clara Di Fazio

Anelinda Di Muzio

Lucia Di Noto

Giula Facchin

Antonio Ferrandes

Maria Grazia Fichera

Maria Grazia Filetici

Jan Gadeyne

Gabriele Gattiglia

Alfonso Giancotti

Andrea Grazian

Marika Griffo

Andrea Grimaldi

Andrea Guaglianone

Paolo Güll

Lorenzo Imbesi

Cristina Imbroglini

Carlo Inglese

Filippo Lambertucci

Lynne Lancaster

Valerie Magar

Giovanni Magarò

Marina Magnani

Daniele Malfitana

Luigi Malnati

Sonia Martone

Tessa Matteini

Luca Montuori

Flavia Morandini

Giorgio Ortolani

Angela Paredes (Garcia de)

Susanna Pasquali

Simone Pastor

Riccardo Petrachi

Douglas Pritchard

Giovanni Ricci

Dominique Rissolo

Laura Romagnoli

Kai Salas Rossenbach

Alessio Sassù

Maria Margarita Segarra Lagunes

Enrique Sobejano

Patrick Martjin Van Leusen

Paolo Vigliarolo

Paolo Vitti

Enrico Zanin


Tilemaxos Adrianopoulos

Alexandra Alexandridou

Aleka Alexopoulou

Aristede Antonas

Charalampos Chaitas

Leda Costaki

Agnes Couvelas

Kalliopi Fouseki

Stavros Gyftopoulos

Maria Goula

Filio Iliopoulou

Panagiota Karamanea

Dimitris Karidis

Rigas Katachanas

Stelios Katakis

Markos Katsianis

Panagiotis Kontolaimos

Konstantinos Kosmas

Penny Koutrolikou

Leonidas Koutsoumpos

Riva Lava

Stelios Lekakis

Ifigenia Mari

Karolina Moreti

Georgios Pallis

Dimitris Plantzos

Panagiotis Pontolaimos

Niki Sakka

Nestoras Skantzouris

Stavros Stavridis

Petros Themelis

Annita Theocharaki

Panayiotis Tournikiotis

Spyridon Yiotakis

Jamie Vanucchi


Pedro Alarcão

Lara Bacelar Alves

Edgar Brito

Gonçalo Byrne

Aurora Carapinha

Alexandre Alves Costa

Miguel Reimão Costa

Vítor Dias

Sérgio Fernandez 

Toni Gironès

Vítor S. Gonçalves

Vitor Oliveira Jorge 

José Ignacio Linazasoro

Virgilio Lopes

Susana Martinez 

António Luis Pereira

Alessandra Ponte

Maria Pilar Reis 

José Ruivo

João Gomes da Silva

Ana Vale

Graça Vasconcelos

Magali Watteaux


Isotta Cortesi

Paolo Giardiello

Nicola Flora



Antonio Azzolini (2019-20)

Andrea Grazian (from 2020)

Daniele Frediani (from 2022)

Cristian Sammarco (from 2020)

Alessio Sassù (2019-20)


Eva Andronikidou


Luísa Bebiano

Ricardo Cabral

Pedro Martins


Francesca Coppolino

Visiting Scholars

They may come from Programme or Partner countries excluding the four consortium universities and their involvement should bring added value to the ALA program in terms of Seminars, Workshops, Design Studios, thesis support etc.

ALA master programme has selected through an open call, that took place on April 2020, two visiting scholars to contribute to the ALA course at the National Technical University of Athens.


Diamantis Panagiotopoulos

Professor of Classical Archaeology
University of Heidelberg

Panagiotopoulos is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Heidelberg. His research interests include landscape archaeology, the social structures of Minoan and Mycenaean civilisations (particularly social hierarchy, political organisation, economy and religion), sealing practices, visual language, the interconnections between the Aegean and the Near East in the second millennium BCE and modern strategies for the preservation and presentation of cultural heritage. He has extensively published on Bronze Age Greece, Egypt and the Levant combining material and textual evidence and has participated in several excavations at major Bronze Age and Classical sites in Greece. He is currently directing an interdisciplinary research project at Minoan Koumasa (south Crete) aiming at the comprehensive study, reconstruction, and sustainable development of an archaeological landscape in a marginal Mediterranean region.


Dimitris Charitos

Associate professor
University of Athens

Dimitris Charitos is an associate professor at the Department of Communication and Media Studies and the Head of the Department of Digital Arts and Cinema, of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has studied Architectural Design (NTUA, 1990), Computer Aided Design (Strathclyde University, 1993) and has a PhD on Interactive Design and Virtual Environment Design (Strathclyde University, 1998). He has also taught at an undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1994: in Scotland (University of Strathclyde) and Greece (Department of Informatics, University of Athens and School of Architecture, NTUA, Hellenic Open University).