Giuseppe De Giovanni | University of Palermo, Italy
Architect and Full Professor in Architecture Technology at the Department of Architecture. At present, 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 Director of AGATHÓN and EDA (Examples of Architecture), the President of the Euro-Mediterranean Documentation and Research Centre (DEMETRA Ce.Ri.Med.), a member of SITdA (Società Italiana Tecnologi dell’Architettura) and an honorary member of the Mangiarotti Foundation. He carries out research on recovery and preservation of existing buildings, history of techniques and constructive process 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.


Alfonso Acocella (University of Ferrara, Italy), Jose Ballesteros (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain), Roberto Bologna (University of Firenze, Italy), Tarek Brik (University of Tunis, Tunisia), Tor Broström (Uppsala University, Sweden), Joseph Burch i Rius (University of Girona, Spain), Jorge Cruz Pinto (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Maria Antonietta Esposito (University of Firenze, Italy), Emilio Faroldi (Polytechnic University of Milano, Italy), Giovanni Fatta (University of Palermo, Italy), Pierfranco Galliani (Polytechnic University of Milano, Italy), Andreas Heymowski (Uppsala University, Sweden), Motomi Kawakami (Tama Art University, Japan), Javier García-Gutiérrez Mosteiro (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain), Walter Klasz (University of Art and Design Linz,, Austria), Inhee Lee (Pusan National University, South Corea), Mario Losasso (University of Napoli, Italy), Maria Teresa Lucarelli (University of Reggio Calabria, Italy), Alicia Castillo Mena (University of Madrid, Spain), Renato Teofilo Giuseppe Morganti (University of L’Aquila, Italy), Olimpia Niglio (Kyoto University, Japan), Marco Rosario Nobile (University of Palermo, Italy), Roberto Pietroforte (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA), Carmine Piscopo (University of Napoli, Italy), Paolo Portoghesi (University of Roma, Italy), Patrizia Ranzo (University of Napoli, Italy), Javier Galego Roca (University of Granada, Spain), Dominique Roullard (École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Malaquais, France), Luigi Sansone (Art Reviewer, Milano), Andrea Sciascia (University of Palermo, Italy), Federico Soriano Pelaez (Higher Technical School of Architecture 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)



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


Mario Bisson (Polytechnic University of Milano, Italy), Tiziana Campisi (University of Palermo, Italy), Gentucca Canella (Polytechnic University of Torino, Italy), Clice de Toledo Saniar Mazzilli (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Giuseppe Di Benedetto (University of Palermo, Italy), Ricardo Devesa (Ramon Llull University, Spain), Ana Esteban-Maluenda (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain), Raffaella Fagnoni (IUAV, Italy), Antonella Falzetti (University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy), Rubén García Rubio (Tulane University, USA), Manuel Gausa (University of Genova, Italy), Pilar Cristina Izquierdo Gracia (Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid, Spain), Pedro António Janeiro (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Massimo Lauria (University of Reggio Calabria, Italy), Ina Macaione (University of Basilicata, Italy), Francesco Maggio (University of Palermo, Italy), Elodie Nourrigat (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Montpellier, France), Elisabetta Palumbo (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), Frida Pashako (Epoka University of Tirana, Albania), Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez (University of Notre Dame du Lac, USA), Pier Paolo Peruccio (Polytechnic University of Torino, Italy), Rosa Romano (University of Firenze, Italy), Monica Rossi-Schwarzenbeck (Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany), Dario Russo (University of Palermo, Italy), Francesca Scalisi (Co-founder DEMETRA Ce.Ri.Med., Italy), Marco Sosa (Zayed University, United Arab Emirates), Zeila Tesoriere (University of Palermo, Italy), Antonella Trombadore (World Renewable Energy Network, UK), Gaspare Massimo Ventimiglia (University of Palermo, Italy), Antonella Violano (Luigi Vanvitelli University of Campania, Italy), Alessandra Zanelli (Polytechnic University of Milano, Italy)

ASSISTANT EDITOR | Santina Di Salvo (DEMETRA Ce.Ri.Med., 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 of Architectural Technology at the Department of Architecture (University of Palermo), he was Scientific Director of the DEMETRA International Journal and of 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, deepening their historical and technological knowledge.