Prof. Federica Goffi Among Speakers at International Lecture Series in Mantua

May 10, 2023

Professor Federica Goffi will deliver a lecture titled The Architect’s Craft at Casa del Mantegna, in Mantua, Italy, on June 23 as part of the MANTOVARCHITETTURA 2023 lecture series.


Dr. Goffi will discuss the legacy of Marco Frascari (b. Mantua 1945 – d. Ottawa 2013), an architect and a scholar who graduated in architecture from the IUAV University of Venice. Frascari taught and worked in the United States and Canada, deepening a vision of architectural design intertwined with issues of drawing and representation.

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Goffi is a professor at the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at Carleton University, where Dr. Frascari served as director from 2005-2013. She is also the curator and promoter of the Frascari Symposia, together with Dr. Paul Emmons of the Washington Alexandria Architecture Centre at Virginia Tech.


MANTOVARCHITETTURA is an international lecture series dedicated to architecture, urban planning, and landscape organized by the Mantua campus of the Polytechnic University of Milan in collaboration with the city of Mantua and Sabbioneta, the Ducal Palace of Mantua, the Mantua Association of Architects and Casabella. The series features daily events from May 9 to July 9, 2023, in English and Italian. 


Goffi’s lecture is part of the 10th edition of the series, taking place in the context of the cultural activities organized by the UNESCO Chair in Architectural Preservation and Planning in World Heritage Cities.


The 2023 program, as Federico Bucci, Pro-Rector of the Polo di Mantova and head of the UNESCO Chair, explains, “focuses on a widespread architectural culture that knows how to speak to the younger generations from all over the world about problems concerning the architectural profession, the role of architectural culture, environmental sustainability, the desertification of historical centers, the conservation of heritage assets, the development of suburbs, infrastructures safety, land consumption and the resistance to consume the territory until it runs out.”


In 2021, Goffi was invited to deliver a lecture in the same series within the 8th edition of MANTOVARCHITETTURA, titled Sites of Knowledge Construction: The Secret Lives of Architecture Media Archives