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International Webinar on Civil Engineering and Architectural Design
Apr 28 - Apr 29, 2022
09-06 GMT

International Webinar on Civil Engineering and Architectural Design

Manfredo Manfredini


Organsing Committee Member

The University of Auckland


Manfredo Manfredini is a Director and Associate Professor at The University of Auckland, New Zealand; Doctoral Professor at Shanghai University, China; and Honorary Professor at Hunan University, China. His leadership in his core area of expertise, comparative and contingent urbanism, and advanced architectural design, has been internationally recognised. As educator, he taught courses at leading global schools (e.g. Tsinghua University Beijing and Milan Technical University) and lectured at leading global universities (e.g. University of Stuttgart and Chinese University of Hong Kong). As researcher, he produced a large number of publications (100+ papers), was invited major international events (e.g., Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism in Shenzhen and Hong Kong and Rome Biennale of Public Space) and delivered presentations and keynote talks at premier international conferences (e.g., United Nations Habitat 3 Conference and 9th China Housing Congress). As designer, he worked on multiple scales and areas. He received major awards (e.g. first prize at the Venice Architecture Biennale) and worked for large public administrations, such as Lombardy housing Agency, and private organisation, such as LVMH, Christian Dior and Kenzo. Distinctive od his both academic and professional career is his cocreative approach, which included collaborations with prominent educators and designers, such as Andrea Branzi (Archizoom), Mauro Staccioli (Brera Fine Arts College, Milan), Bruno Munari and Colin Fournier (The Bartlett – UCL and Archigram).

Research & Interest

Manfredo Manfredini’s research expertise focuses on the contemporary collective production of physical, social and psychological spatialities at the intersection of architecture and urban design in the following five, complimentary, areas: digitally advanced spatialities and the acceleration, mediatisation and the regime of urban commons; architecture and public space and speculative design for the recombinant city in the post-consumerist age; historical city regeneration and incremental processes for post-typological interpretive architecture; resilience, preservation, sustainability and advanced technology in domestic architecture; and design pedagogy in tertiary design education.


Journal Articles – Peer-Reviewed

(Most relevant in highlighted in black)

1 MANFREDINI, M. (accepted on 8/06/2020). Affirmatively Reading Post-Consumerism: Distributed Participatory Creativity and Creative Destruction of the Malled Metropolitan Centres of Auckland, New Zealand, During COVID-19 Lockdown. The Journal of Public Space, 5(3), 207-226. https://www.journalpublicspace.org/index.php/jps/article/view/1392

2 MANFREDINI, M., & LEARDINI, P. (2021). Critical Urbanism and the Digitally Augmented City: Envisioning Urban Commons as Civic Assemblages in the Age of Networked Translocalism, Multi-Associative Transduction and Counterhegemonic Transculturalism, IOP C.S. Earth and Environmental Science. 764, 1-12. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/764/1/012024/pdf

3 MANFREDINI, M., & Jiang, J. (2020). Emerging Architectural Spatialities: Using Assemblage Theory to Understand Novel Emplacement Practices in Cinema’s Spatial Representation. Architecture Image Studies, 1 (1), 99-109. https://journals.ap2.pt/index.php/AIS/article/view/307

4 MANFREDINI, M., Rong, J., Manai, F., Rech, L., & J. Ye (2020). Reappropriation of Centrality and the Reproduction of Relationality in Emerging Core Urban Spaces. Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research, 475, 161-169. https://www.atlantis-press.com/proceedings/idwell-20/125944898

5 MANFREDINI, M. (2019). Envisioning atmospheres of spectacle and activism. Utopia and critical urbanism instruments for the reclamation of the fragmented territories of the WALL and the MALL. The Journal of Public Space, 4(4), 83-108. Available at: https://www.journalpublicspace.org/index.php/jps/article/view/1235

6 MANFREDINI, M. (2019). Urban Commons and the Right to the City. The Journal of Public Space, 4(4), 1-4. Available at: https://www.journalpublicspace.org/index.php/jps/article/view/1231

7 MANFREDINI, M. (2019), Travels in Woundedland, Manfredo Manfredini for the Shenzhen Biennale (UABB) 2019, ArchDaily. Available at: https://www.archdaily.com/929175/travels-in-woundedland-manfredo-manfredini-for-the-shenzhen-biennale-uabb-2019 or at: https://www.academia.edu/41135512/Travels_in_Woundedland_Bi-City_Biennale_of_Urbanism_Architecture_UABB_Shenzhen_

8 MANFREDINI, M. (2019). Simulation, Control and Desire: Urban Commons and Semi-Public Space Resilience in the Age of Augmented Transductive Territorial Production. The Journal of Public Space, 4(2), 179-198. Available at: https://www.journalpublicspace.org/index.php/jps/article/view/1209

9 XIN, Tian, YIQIAN, Xu, MANFREDINI, M., KAIDI, S., & FENGJIIAO, X. (2019). Preliminary Exploration on Otherness and Civicness of Megamall, New Architecture, 3, pp. 76-81. Available at: http://kns.cnki.net/kcms/detail/detail.aspx?dbcode=CJFD&filename=XJZJ201903017&dbname=CJFDTEMP&uid=WEEvR EcwSlJHSldRa1FhdkJkVG1BdWs3NDdFRUpTM3VCNno2Q0xoVWdEND0%3D%249A4hF_YAuvQ5obgVAqNKPCYcEjK ensW4IQMovwHtwkF4VYPoHbKxJw!!

10 MANFREDINI, M. (lead author), LO, A, & Reeves, D. (2018). Give Us Space! Augmented public space geographies in the changing public/private relationships. The Journal of Public Space, 3(1), 171-178. https://www.journalpublicspace.org/article/view/327

11 XIN, T., MANFREDINI, M., ZAMANI, f., XU, l., LI, Y., WANG, & FANYI, TW. (2018) Public life in Megamalls [J], Chinese & Overseas Architecture, 04 :18-23

12 MANFREDINI, M. (2017). The augmented meta-public space: Interpreting emerging transductive territories in enhanced centres of consumption. The Journal of Public Space, 2, 3, 111-128. Available at https://www.qut.edu.au/

This paper has also been published as book chapter in Brown, D., Manfredini, M., McPherson, P., Pretty, A., Rieger, U., & Southcombe, M. (Eds) (2017), Crossing Boundaries: Reflections on Applied Collaborative Architectural Research, Siracusa, Italy: Lettera Ventidue, 139-158.

13 MANFREDINI, M. (lead author), Xin, T., & JENNER, R. (2017). Transductive urbanism: A method for the analysis of the relational infrastructure of malled metropolitan centres in Auckland, New Zealand, Athens Journal of Architecture. Available at: https://www.athensjournals.gr/aja

14 MANFREDINI, M. (lead author), & RIEGER, U. (2017). Dynamics of territorial production in situated and community projects, The Journal of Public Space, 2, 3, pp. 129-134. Available at https://www.qut.edu.au/

This paper has also been published as book chapter in Brown, D., Manfredini, M., McPherson, P., Pretty, A., Rieger, U., & Southcombe, M. (Eds) (2017), Crossing Boundaries: Reflections on Applied Collaborative Architectural Research, Siracusa, Italy: Lettera Ventidue, 159-16.

15 MANFREDINI, M., ZAMANI GHARAGHOOSHI, F., & LEARDINI, P. (2017). Instances of Emerging Agonistic Spatialities in the Contemporary City: The Production of Differential Geographies in the Public Space of Istanbul, Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 5,5, pp. 281-291. Available at https://www.ajouronline.com/

16 BRAVO, L., GUARALDA, M., TIEBEN, H., SALTOS ESPINOZA, L.A., & MANFREDINI, M. (2017). Stand up for Public Space! A networking event at the Habitat III conference and a global online campaign, The Journal of Public Space, 2, 1, pp. 163-166. Available at: https://www.journalpublicspace.org/issue/view/2

and many more



Doctor of Philosophy, Architectural Design Department, Milan Technical University, Milan, Italy, conjoint degree with: Urban Design Department, Federico II University, Naples, Italy; School of Architecture, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, Co-supervision at Berlin Technical University, Germany.

Master of Science in Architecture (cum Laude), Milan Technical University, Milan, Italy.

Honors & Awards

2016, Honorary Professorship, Hunan University, Changsha, China
Appointment at the School of Architecture and Urbanism (ranked within the top ten in China).
2018, 2019 and 2020, Visiting Professorship at International Summer School, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
Coordinator of the intensive research course in urban studies on 19-29/06 2018 and 18-28/06 2019.
2013, Fellowship at the New Zealand Institute at Peking University (PKU)
Awarded research fellowship at PKU, Laboratory of Urban Process Modelling and Applications, Prof John Zacharias, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (PKU is ranked as second-best university in China).
2012-04, Visiting professor in architectural design, School of Architecture and Urbanism, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China.