AGATHÓN | International Journal
of Architecture, Art and Design
ISSN (online) 2532-683X
ISSN (print) 2464-9309
Giuseppe De Giovanni | University of Palermo, Italy
Architect and Full Professor in Architecture Technology at the Department of Architecture. At present, he coordinates the International Mobility Program Erasmus+ in cooperation with the Universities of Visby (Uppsala University – Campus Gotland, Sweden) and the RWTH in Aachen (Germany). He is the President of the Euro-Mediterranean Documentation and Research Centre (DEMETRA Ce.Ri.Med.), the President of the Scientific Committee of INSA (Istituto Nazione Sostenibile Architettura, an honorary member of the Mangiarotti Foundation, and a founding member of SITdA (Società Italiana della Tecnologia dell’Architettura). He carries out research on recovery and preservation of existing buildings, history of techniques and constructive process in the Sicilian environment, temporary architecture (for the emergency, health and pleasure), technological and domestic design for assisted nursing homes and for elderly people suffering from neurodegenerative diseases, designing products for the Design for All.
Cesare Sposito | University of Palermo, Italy
Architect and PhD, he is an Associate Professor of Architectural Technology, and teaches the Building Technology Studio and the Environmental Design Studio at the Department of Architecture – University of Palermo; he was a member of the PhD Board in Recovery of Ancient Contexts and Innovative Processes in Architecture, from 2007 to 2012. He is the Scientific Director of the publishing series on 'Project | Essays and Researches' (Palermo University Press), a founding member of the DEMETRA Ce.Ri.Med. (Euro-Mediterranean Documentation and Research Centre), and a founding member of SITdA (Società Italiana della Tecnologia dell’Architettura). He is a member of several scientific committees in international conferences and publishing series, since 2015. He carries out research on protection systems for archaeological sites, the recovery of abandoned industrial areas, social housing, innovative materials for architecture, nanotechnologies and on energy saving of buildings..
Micaela Maria Sposito
PhD and degree in Literature in Florence, since 1999 she has been enrolled in the Registered of Publicist Journalists of Palermo (n. 4923). Over the years, she became interested in the History of Architecture and in the History of Art, making them the subject of her work aimed at the knowledge and protection of Cultural Heritage. She has collaborated with several journals including the ‘Demetra | Semestrale di Architettura e Arte’ (Alloro Editrice, Palermo), the semiannual of Literature and Art ‘Il Portolano’ (Poligrafica, Firenze), the quarterly ‘La Sicilia Ricercata’ (Bruno Leopardi Editore, Palermo), and the newspapers ‘Giornale di Sicilia’ and ‘L’Adige’. Art Curator at the Transarte Gallery in Rovereto and a Member of the Boards of the ‘Sergio Poggianella Foundation’ and the ‘Civic Museum Foundation of Rovereto’, she is the author and editor of various scientific publications and art catalogues.
INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Alfonso Acocella (University of Ferrara, Italy), Jose Ballesteros (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain), Roberto Bologna (University of Firenze, Italy), Tarek Brik (University of Tunis, Tunisia), Tor Broström (Uppsala University, Sweden), Josep Burch i Rius (University of Girona, Spain), Alicia Castillo Mena (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain), Jorge Cruz Pinto (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Maria Antonietta Esposito (University of Firenze, Italy), Emilio Faroldi (Polytechnic University of Milano, Italy), Giovanni Fatta (University of Palermo, Italy), Francisco Javier Gallego Roca (University of Granada, Spain), Pierfranco Galliani (Polytechnic University of Milano, Italy), Javier García-Gutiérrez Mosteiro (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain), Motomi Kawakami (Tama Art University, Japan), Walter Klasz (University of Art and Design Linz, Austria), Inhee Lee (Pusan National University, South Corea), Mario Losasso ('Federico II' University of Napoli, Italy), Maria Teresa Lucarelli (Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Italy), Renato Teofilo Giuseppe Morganti (University of L’Aquila, Italy), Olimpia Niglio (Hokkaido University, Japan), Marco Rosario Nobile (University of Palermo, Italy), Roberto Pietroforte (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA), Carmine Piscopo ('Federico II' University of Napoli, Italy), Paolo Portoghesi ('Sapienza' University of Roma, Italy), Patrizia Ranzo ('Luigi Vanvitelli' University of Napoli, Italy), Dominique Rouillard (École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Malaquais, France), Luigi Sansone (Art Reviewer, Milano), Andrea Sciascia (University of Palermo, Italy), Federico Soriano Pelaez (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain), Benedetta Spadolini (University of Genova, Italy), Conrad Thake (University of Malta), Francesco Tomaselli (University of Palermo, Italy), Maria Chiara Torricelli (University of Firenze, Italy).
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Francesca Scalisi | DEMETRA Ce.Ri.Med.
Architetto and PhD, she is the co-founder and Research Manager at DEMETRA Ce.Ri.Med. (Euro-Mediterranean Documentation and Research Center), Palermo (Italy) She is a member in several International Steering Committee as well as a Reviewer for various scientific Journals. She carried out research on Green Materials, Innovative Materials for Architecture, Nanomaterials, Energy Saving in Buildings. Her main Research Projects are ‘Natural and artificial innovative materials for architecture’, ‘Nanotechnologies for unfired clay bricks (tradition, innovation and sustainability)’, ‘Recovery and conservation of Architectural Heritage using nanostructured materials and innovative technologies’.
INTERNATIONAL EDITORIAL BOARD
Mario Bisson (Polytechnic University of Milano, Italy), Tiziana Campisi (University of Palermo, Italy), Clice de Toledo Saniar Mazzilli (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Giuseppe Di Benedetto (University of Palermo, Italy), Ricardo Devesa (La Salle – Ramon Llull University, Spain), Ana Esteban-Maluenda (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain), Raffaella Fagnoni (IUAV, Italy), Antonella Falzetti (‘Tor Vergata’ University of Roma, Italy), Rubén García Rubio (Tulane University, USA), Manuel Gausa (University of Genova, Italy), Pilar Cristina Izquierdo Gracia (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain), Pedro António Janeiro (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Massimo Lauria (Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Italy), Ina Macaione (University of Basilicata, Italy), Francesco Maggio (University of Palermo, Italy), Elodie Nourrigat (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Montpellier, France), Elisabetta Palumbo (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), Frida Pashako (Epoka University of Tirana, Albania), Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez (University of Notre Dame du Lac, USA), Pier Paolo Peruccio (Polytechnic University of Torino, Italy), Rosa Romano (University of Firenze, Italy), Monica Rossi-Schwarzenbeck (Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany), Dario Russo (University of Palermo, Italy), Marco Sosa (Zayed University, United Arab Emirates), Zeila Tesoriere (University of Palermo, Italy), Antonella Trombadore (World Renewable Energy Network, UK), Gaspare Massimo Ventimiglia (University of Palermo, Italy), Antonella Violano ('Luigi Vanvitelli' University of Campania, Italy), Alessandra Zanelli (Polytechnic University of Milano, Italy).
ASSISTANT EDITOR | Santina Di Salvo (DEMETRA Ce.Ri.Med., Italy)
GRAPHIC DESIGNER | Michele Boscarino
EXECUTIVE GRAPHIC DESIGNERS | Agnese Abbaleo, Antonella Chiazza, Paola La Scala
WEB EDITOR | Pietro Artale (startstudio)
PAST SCIENTIFIC DIRECTORS AND PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE DEMETRA Ce.Ri.Med.
Alberto Sposito (1939-2018)
Full Professor Emeritus of Architectural Technology at the Department of Architecture (University of Palermo), he was Scientific Director of the DEMETRA International Journal and of the SPIGOLATURE series, Coordinator of the PhD in Recovery and Fruition of Ancient Contexts at the University of Palermo and member of the International Scientific Council of the Biennale of Archeology, he was co-founder and President of Euro-Mediterranean Documentation and Research Centre (DEMETRA Ce.Ri.Med.). He promoted national and international conferences on the issues of conservation, enhancement and fruition of cultural heritage. He has published numerous articles and essays on the transformation processes of the built environment, on the natural and artificial materials involved in the conservative processes of cultural heritage, deepening their historical and technological knowledge.