With a background in architecture and research, Virginia intends to critically navigate and expand upon the intersections of Architecture and Technology; as a method, concept, and practice - as an active multi-scalar model, a growing metabolism, of designing, shaping, and rendering notions of space, time, & ideology.
She is particularly interested in how Computational Design can be used to create new models and strategies to address the pressing challenges resulting of our world constituted of many complex interdependent adaptive systems, based on the intricate co-evolutionary relationship of societies, environments, politics, and technologies. As she confronts the intricacies of the past, negotiates the present, and anticipates the future, Virginia is interested in exploring new forms of computational design and architecture. These forms promote self-adaptive complex systems, new collaborative models and embrace interspecies design. Virginia’s aspiration is to expand the architecture discipline, for a viable society and planetarity.
Over the past year, Virginia has worked in Berkeley and Berlin, diving into AI research, emergent technologies, speculative design and architecture. Her diverse career includes collaborations with design studios and institutions like Strelka Insitute, WAA - Wiel Arets Architects, Herzog & de Meuron, OMA AMO, MoMA and the Architekturmuseum TUM. She holds a Masters in Architecture focusing on Cultural Heritage History and Criticism and a BA in Architecture from the Technical University Munich.