Elena Gianasso

Associate Professor
Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST)


Research interests

History of architecture, early modern period, baroque, eclecticism, cultural heritage
Storia dell'architettura, barocco, eclettismo, committente, professioni in architettura


Elena Gianasso, architect PhD, researcher in History of architecture at Politecnico di Torino, Interuniversity Department of Urban and Regional Studies and Planning (DIST). She graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico di Torino and, in the same university, she obtained a specialisation post degree and the PhD in history of architecture and cultural heritage. She teaches classes History of architecture and also she teaches in the post degree specialisation school Cultural heritage and landscape in Politecnico di Torino. Since her graduation she has been involved in national and international research programmes. She carries out researcher on history of architecture, analysing in depth issues strictly linked with cultural heritage. Her researcher focuses on architecture and urban history on 17th and 19th centuries.

Scientific branch

(Area 0008 - Civil engineering and architecture)

Research topics

  • Architecture and client. Study of the constructive events of the project in the various solutions investigated in relation to the political, economic, social and cultural context between 17th and 19th century, examining in depth historical sources, often unpublished.
  • Cultural heritage, cities and territories. Study of the city and of the building heritage in its historical and cultural dimension, considering some urban and territorial processes between 17th and 19th century, examining In depth historical sources.
  • Professions in architecture. Study of the technical professions and the different training courses related to architecture, in the modern and contemporary age, based on specialised historical sources, investigating the results in the variegated declination of professional activity.


ERC sectors

SH5_8 - Cultural studies, cultural identities and memories, cultural heritage
SH5_6 - History of art and architecture, arts-based research


Goal 4: Quality education


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Courses of Study Boards


Master of Science

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Bachelor of Science

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