Sofia Nannini

Fixed-term assistant professor
Department of Architecture and Design (DAD)


Research interests

Architectural history and theory
Construction history
Environmental history of architecture
History of technology
Storia del design


Sofia Nannini is an Assistant Professor in architectural history at the Politecnico di Torino. Between 2021 and 2023, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bologna, and adjunct professor at the University of Bologna, Florence, Pavia and at the Italian Institute for Design/IAAD. She is author of "Icelandic Farmhouses: Identity, Landscape and Construction (1790-1945)"(Firenze University Press, 2023) and of "The Icelandic Concrete Saga: Architecture and Construction (1847–1958)" (Jovis, 2024). She is member of the editorial boards of the journals "Architectural Histories" and "in_bo". She was a visiting research fellow at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH, 2022, with the support of the Lerici Foundation) and research fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA, 2023). She is currently working on a book project tentatively entitled "The Mechanization of Life: An Architectural History of Intensive Animal Farming". This project has been supported by the CCA and by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

Research topics

  • The Mechanization of Life: An Architectural History of Intensive Animal Farming


ERC sectors

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


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Goal 10: Reduced inequalities
Goal 13: Climate action

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