Giovanni Bellucci was recently awarded the Bruno Zevi Prize 2021 by Fondazione Bruno Zevi thanks to his essay “The housing models of Backström and Reinius between the 1930s and 1950s. An alternative to Scandinavian functionalism”.
In 2020 he received a Lerici Foundation’s Scholarship for a research project at Istituto Italiano di Cultura “C.M. Lerici” in Stockholm. During his stay, he was able to collect materials as photographs and graphics from some Swedish architectural firms with the aim of writing a series of essays, including the one he was awarded for.
Giovanni Bellucci studied at Univpm Università Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona where he obtained a PhD in History of Architecture and a master’s degree in Building Engineering-Architecture, with a final thesis focused on the collaboration between Gio Ponti, Pier Luigi Nervi and Ture Wennerholm at the Italian Cultural Institute in Stockholm. His research mainly focuses on Italian architecture between the 19th and 20th centuries, and he has also been studying for years the contemporary Swedish architecture through archives’ research at MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo in Rome, Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione – CSAC in Parma, Central State Archives of Rome, and ArkDes in Stockholm.
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