PhD in Architecture and Urban Sciences
PhD in Architecture and Urban Sciences
Membro del comitato scientifico di OFFICINA*
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Urbanism, Territory, Economy, Architecture
Roberto Sega is an architect and urban planner with a PhD in Architecture and Urban Sciences (EPFL 2018). Graduated at the University Institute of Architecture IUAV of Venice in 2010 with a thesis on Hanoi’s urban development in Vietnam, he won in 2005 an Erasmus grant at the ETSAB in Barcelona. From 2010 to 2014, he collaborated with the architecture firm Studio Associato Bernardo Secchi e Paola Viganò in Milan on several projects of different scales such as the Greater Paris project and the Greater Moscow project. He has been scientific assistant at the IUAV and tutor at the international workshop EMU (European Master in Urbanism). Since 2014, he has been living in Switzerland and working at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne where he obtained the PhD degree thanks to his research on the role of industrial production in the construction of the Alpine city-territory. As a scientific collaborator of the Laboratory of Urbanism, he taught for six year in the studio ALPS, he has been responsible for the “Productive Habitats” research cluster and coordinator of the interdisciplinary team of the Habitat Research Center of the EPFL for the Urban-Architectural and Landscape Consultation of Greater Geneva. He has recently been a visiting researcher at GSSI in Italy (2016), at UVA in Virginia-USA (2017) and at DIDA Regional Design Lab at the University of Florence (2019). He currently works as a consultant in an architecture and urban planning firm in Lausanne and participates as an expert in various research projects in Switzerland and abroad. In recent years he has followed several master theses at EPFL and is now co-directing a PhD thesis at the ETSAB of Barcelona. He is the author of numerous publications including the most recent one: Sega, R. Perlik, M. (2021). Les Alpes productives, l’innovation technologique et sociale en espace périphérique au cœur de l’Europe. Collection « Montagne et Innovation », Grenoble : LabEx ITEM.
Coordinator of the interdisciplinary team of the Habitat Research Center of the EPFL for the urban-architectural and landscape consultation of the Greater Geneva. Title: “Soil and Labour”;
Co-director of a doctoral thesis at the ETSAB UPC in Barcelona ;
Post-Doc Researcher at the EPFL in Lausanne, at the Laboratory of Urbanism;
Member of the Executive Board of the EPFL Habitat Research Centre;
Head of the “Productive Habitats” research cluster https://habitat.epfl.ch/;
Visiting Researcher at the University of Florence, DIDA Regional Design Lab.
Winner of the AESOP 2019 Award. Theme: “The Productive City”.
Sega, R. Perlik, M. (Under publication). Les Alpes productives, l’innovation technologique et sociale en espace périphérique au cœur de l’Europe. Collection « Montagne et Innovation », Grenoble : LabEx ITEM.
Sega, R. Corrado, F. (2019). Le Alpi : una catena produttiva. In C.Bianchetti (A c. Di), Territorio e produzione. Quodlibet Studio. Città e paesaggio. Album
Sega, R. (2018a). Les Alpes : un portrait productif. Nouveaux visages de la ville active (4). Sur-Mesure. http://www.revuesurmesure.fr/issues/nouveaux-visages-ville-active/les-alpes-un-portrait-productif
Sega, R. (2018b). Nuove ecologie alpine: Industrializzazione e costruzione della città-territorio. Thèse de doctorat EPFL. https://infoscience.epfl.ch/record/257268
Sega, R. (2018c). Towards a Productive Mesh of the European City-Territory. In The horizontal metropolis between urbanism and urbanization. New York, NY: Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Sega, R. (2017a). La ‘piattaforma produttiva alpina’ tra terza-quarta rivoluzione industriale. TERRITORIO. https://doi.org/10.3280/TR2017-081023
Sega, R. (2017b). Les Alpes des riches et la ville des pauvres. In P. Mantziaras, I. Milbert, & P. Viganò (A c. Di), Inégalités urbaines : Du projet utopique au développement durable (pagg. 213–234). Genève: MetisPresses.