Michael Gnehm
Curriculum Vitae

Michael Gnehm is a research associate at the Accademia di architettura of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Mendrisio. He received his Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Zurich in 2004 with a book on architecture and language in Gottfried Semper, and his habilitation (second book) in Art and Architectural History in 2010 from ETH Zurich with a work on literary aspects of the description of architecture. He is teaching at the Department of Architecture of ETH Zurich on the history and theory of architecture. He was awarded the Prix Jubilé of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2006 for an article on the first German translation of Vitruvius in the 16th century. Since 2017, he is project leader of the critical and commented edition of Gottfried Semper’s ‹Style›, a collaboration between the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta), ETH Zurich, and the Istituto di storia e teoria dell’arte e dell’architettura (ISA), USI Mendrisio. In his teaching and further research, Michael Gnehm focuses on architectural positions from the 19th to the 21st centuries against the backdrop of the relationship between history and the present.


20 November 2021 | SCIAREDO TALKS | La casa come un vestito

3 pm | Villa Saroli | viale Stefano Franscini 9 | Lugano
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