Editorial Team


  Giuseppe De Giovanni | University of Palermo, Italy
Architect and Full Professor in Architecture Technology at the Department of Architecture. Currently, he coordinates the International Mobility Program Erasmus+ in cooperation with the Universities of Visby (Uppsala University – Campus Gotland, Sweden) and the RWTH in Aachen (Germany). He is the President of the Euro-Mediterranean Documentation and Research Centre (DEMETRA Ce.Ri.Med.), the President of the Scientific Committee of INSA (Istituto Nazione Sostenibile Architettura, an honorary member of the Mangiarotti Foundation, and a founding member of SITdA (Società Italiana della Tecnologia dell’Architettura). He carries out research on the recovery and preservation of existing buildings, the history of techniques and constructive processes in the Sicilian environment, temporary architecture (for the emergency, health and pleasure), technological and domestic design for assisted nursing homes and for elderly people suffering from neurodegenerative diseases, designing products for the Design for All

   Cesare Sposito | University of Palermo, Italy
Architect and PhD, he is an Associate Professor of Architectural Technology, and teaches the Building Technology Studio and the Environmental Design Studio at the Department of Architecture – University of Palermo; he was a member of the PhD Board in Recovery of Ancient Contexts and Innovative Processes in Architecture, from 2007 to 2012. He is the Scientific Director of the publishing series in 'Project | Essays and Researches' (Palermo University Press), a founding member of the DEMETRA Ce.Ri.Med. (Euro-Mediterranean Documentation and Research Centre), and a founding member of SITdA (Società Italiana della Tecnologia dell’Architettura). He is a member of several scientific committees in international conferences and publishing series, since 2015. He carries out research on protection systems for archaeological sites, the recovery of abandoned industrial areas, social housing, innovative materials for architecture, nanotechnologies and energy-saving of buildings



   Micaela Maria Sposito
PhD in History and Conservation of Architectural Heritage and a degree in Literature in Florence, since 1999 she has been enrolled in the Registered of Publicist Journalists of Palermo (n. 4923). Over the years, she became interested in the History of Architecture and the History of Art, making them the subject of her work aimed at the knowledge and protection of Cultural Heritage. She has collaborated with several journals, including the ‘Demetra | Semestrale di Architettura e Arte’ (Alloro Editrice, Palermo), the semiannual of Literature and Art ‘Il Portolano’ (Poligrafica, Firenze), the quarterly ‘La Sicilia Ricercata’ (Bruno Leopardi Editore, Palermo), and the newspapers ‘Giornale di Sicilia’ and ‘L’Adige’. Art Curator at the Transarte Gallery in Rovereto and a Member of the Boards of the ‘Sergio Poggianella Foundation’ and the ‘Civic Museum Foundation of Rovereto’, she is the author and editor of various scientific publications and art catalogues



Alfonso Acocella (University of Ferrara, Italy), Jose Ballesteros (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain), Salvatore Barba (University of Salerno, Italy), Cristina Bianchetti (Politecnico di Torino, Italia), Françoise Blanc (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Toulouse, France), Roberto Bologna (University of Firenze, Italy), Tarek Brik (University of Tunis, Tunisia), Tor Broström (Uppsala University, Sweden), Josep Burch i Rius (University of Girona, Spain), Maurizio Carta (University of Palermo, Italy), Alicia Castillo Mena (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain), Pilar Chias Navarro (Universidad de Alcalà, Spain), Jorge Cruz Pinto (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Maria Antonietta Esposito (University of Firenze, Italy), Emilio Faroldi (Polytechnic University of Milano, Italy), Francesca Fatta (‘Mediterranea’ University of Reggio Calabria, Italy), Francisco Javier Gallego Roca (University of Granada, Spain), Maria Luisa Germanà (University of Palermo, Italy), Vicente Guallart (IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Spain), Motomi Kawakami (Tama Art University, Japan), Fakher Kharrat (Ecole Nationale d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme, Tunis), Walter Klasz (University of Art and Design Linz, Austria), Paolo La Greca (University of Catania, Italy), Inhee Lee (Pusan National University, South Corea), Mario Losasso (‘Federico II’ University of Napoli, Italy), Maria Teresa Lucarelli (‘Mediterranea’ University of Reggio Calabria, Italy), Cristiana Mazzoni (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville, France), Renato Teofilo Giuseppe Morganti (University of L’Aquila, Italy), Javier García-Gutiérrez Mosteiro (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain), Stefano Francesco Musso (University of Genova, Italy), Olimpia Niglio (University of Pavia, Italy), Marco Rosario Nobile (University of Palermo, Italy), Patrizia Ranzo (‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Napoli, Italy), Laura Ricci (‘Sapienza’ University of Roma, Italy), Andrea Rolando (Polytechnic University of Milano, Italy), Dominique Rouillard (National School of Architecture Paris Malaquais, France), Roberto Pietroforte (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA), Carmine Piscopo (‘Federico II’ University of Napoli, Italy), Luigi Sansone (Art Reviewer, Milano, Italy), Andrea Sciascia (University of Palermo, Italy), Federico Soriano Pelaez (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain), Benedetta Spadolini (University of Genova, Italy), Conrad Thake (University of Malta), Francesco Tomaselli (University of Palermo, Italy), Maria Chiara Torricelli (University of Firenze, Italy), Fabrizio Tucci (‘Sapienza’ University of Roma, Italy)



  Francesca Scalisi | University of Palermo, Italy
Architect and PhD, she is the co-founder and Research Manager at DEMETRA Ce.Ri.Med. (Euro-Mediterranean Documentation and Research Center), Palermo (Italy) She is a member of several International Steering Committees as well as a Reviewer for various scientific Journals. She carried out research on Green Materials, Innovative Materials for Architecture, Nanomaterials, and Energy Saving in Buildings. Her main Research Projects are ‘Natural and artificial innovative materials for architecture’, ‘Nanotechnologies for unfired clay bricks (tradition, innovation and sustainability)’, ‘Recovery and conservation of Architectural Heritage using nanostructured materials and innovative technologies’



Tiziano Aglieri Rinella (IUAV, Italy), Silvia Barbero (Polytechnic University of Torino, Italy), Carmelina Bevilacqua (‘Sapienza’ University of Roma, Italy), Mario Bisson (Polytechnic University of Milano, Italy), Luca Bullaro (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín, Colombia), Tiziana Campisi (University of Palermo, Italy), Nicola Valentino Canessa (University of Genova, Italy), Chiara Catalano (National Centre of Research – IRET, Italia), Clice de Toledo Sanjar Mazzilli (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Giuseppe Di Benedetto (University of Palermo, Italy), Santina Di Salvo (University of Palermo, Italy), Ana Esteban-Maluenda (Polytechnic Univeristy of Madrid, Spain), Raffaella Fagnoni (IUAV, Italy), Antonella Falzetti (‘Tor Vergata’ University of Roma, Italy), Elisa Mariarosaria Farella (Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy), Rubén García Rubio (Tulane University, USA), Manuel Gausa (University of Genova, Italy), Toufic Haidamous (American University in the Emirates, UAE), Daniel Ibañez (IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Spain), Pilar Cristina Izquierdo Gracia (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain), Pedro António Janeiro (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Massimo Lauria (‘Mediterranea’ University of Reggio Calabria, Italy),  Ina Macaione (University of Basilicata, Italy), Francesco Maggio (University of Palermo, Italy), Fernando Moral-Andrés (Universidad Nebrija in Madrid, Spain), Nuria Nebot Gómez de Salazar (University of Malaga, Spain), David Ness (University of South Australia, Australia), Elodie Nourrigat (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Montpellier, France), Elisabetta Palumbo (University of Bergamo, Italy), Frida Pashako (Municipality of Tirana, Albania), Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez (University of Notre Dame du Lac, USA), Pier Paolo Perruccio (Polytechnic University of Torino, Italy), Rosa Romano (University of Firenze, Italy), Daniele Ronsivalle (University of Palermo, Italy), Monica Rossi-Schwarzenbeck (Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany), Dario Russo (University of Palermo, Italy), Michele Russo (‘Sapienza’ University of Roma, Italy), Jörg Schröder (Leibniz University Hannover, Germany), Marichela Sepe (‘Sapienza’ University of Roma, Italy), Marco Sosa (Zayed University, United Arab Emirates), Zeila Tesoriere (University of Palermo, Italy), Antonella Trombadore (World Renewable Energy Network, UK), Alessandro Valenti (University of Genova, Italy), Gaspare Massimo Ventimiglia (University of Palermo, Italy), Antonella Violano (‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Campania, Italy), Alessandra Zanelli (Polytechnic University of Milano, Italy)


ASSISTANT EDITOR | Maria Azzalin (‘Mediterranea’ University of Reggio Calabria, Italy), Giorgia Tucci (University of Genova, Italy)

GRAPHIC DESIGNER | Michele Boscarino

EXECUTIVE GRAPHIC DESIGNERS | Agnese Abbaleo, Antonella Chiazza, Paola La Scala 

WEB EDITOR | Pietro Artale (startstudio)



Alberto Sposito (1939-2018)
Full Professor Emeritus of Architectural Technology at the Department of Architecture (University of Palermo), he was Scientific Director of the DEMETRA International Journal and the SPIGOLATURE series, Coordinator of the PhD in Recovery and Fruition of Ancient Contexts at the University of Palermo and member of the International Scientific Council of the Biennale of Archeology, he was co-founder and President of Euro-Mediterranean Documentation and Research Centre (DEMETRA Ce.Ri.Med.). He promoted national and international conferences on the issues of conservation, enhancement and fruition of cultural heritage. He has published numerous articles and essays on the transformation processes of the built environment, on the natural and artificial materials involved in the conservative processes of cultural heritage, and on deepening their historical and technological knowledge