Australian architect Sean Godsell will be one of the guests at Cersaie 2017, being held Sept. 25-29, in Bologna, Italy. Known for his residential works focusing on humans and the environment, he will give a conference on Tuesday, Sept. 26 in the Architecture Gallery (Gallery 21/22) as part of the “building, dwelling, thinking” cultural program.

Godsell’s essential architecture integrates with the surrounding context, focusing on fluid, essential spaces. In his projects, Godsell explores a dwelling concept focused on people's relationship with the land and nature. Godsell graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1984. He then moved to London, where he worked for Sir Denys Lasdun until 1988. In 1994, he founded Godsell Associates Pty Ltd Architects. His work has been published in leading architectural journals. In 2002, the design magazine Wallpaper listed him as one of ten people destined to “change the way we live;” in 2005, Time Magazine named him in the “Who's Who: The New Contemporaries” section of its Style and Design supplement.

He has lectured in the U.S., UK, China, Japan, India, France and New Zealand, as well as across Australia. In 2003, he received a Citation from the President of the American Institute of Architects for his work for the homeless. His Future Shack prototype was exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute's Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York. In 2012, he was shortlisted to design the new Australian Pavilion in Venice, Italy. In July of 2013, he was visiting professor at the IUAV WAVE workshop in Venice and delivered the UNESCO chair open lecture at Mantova Architettura.

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