Fabrizio Furiassi is an architect, scholar and educator from Rome, based in New York and Basel. He teaches architectural history/theory and design studio at The New School, Parsons School of Design, and material investigations at the University of Basel, Urban Studies division, where he is pursuing doctoral studies as a fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Fabrizio holds master’s degrees from Columbia University GSAPP and La Sapienza University of Rome, where he is visiting lecturer in landscape architecture. He also studied at the Moscow Architectural Institute and the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. His current research exposes the relations between urban transformations and material flows, using theories and methodologies from the social sciences, to centralize the agency of construction materials in historical change. Besides academia, he has over ten years of experience at cutting-edge architecture firms and cultural institutions in Europe, Asia, and North America. Since 2021, he runs Distributed Architecture together with Catherine Ahn, a New York-based practice versed in urban research and participatory design initiatives that connect and strengthen communities, with ongoing architectural projects in NYC’s public housing. At the Architectural Association, Fabrizio is programme head at the visiting school in Basel, and was a unit tutor at the 2022 visiting school in Seoul.