Andrea Caputo (b. 1976) is an architect and researcher living in Milan. He combines his professional practice with ongoing research in the architectural and urban planning fields, and has published numerous editorial projects and articles. In 2011, Andrea opened his architecture studio in Milan and three years later, in 2017, he opened another in Shanghai. His first investigation into urban culture’s aesthetic and social influences was published as All City Writers (Critique Livre, 2009) and soon became a sought-after reference work for street culture.
From 2018 to 2021, he edited Domus magazine’s “Studio Visit” column, which explored contemporary architecture studios’ practices.
Currently, Andrea’s studio is engaged on behalf of the Vastushilpa Foundation of Ahmedabad to conduct a vast survey on the architecture of Balkrishna Doshi, Pritzker Prize 2018.
Anniina Koivu is a design writer, curator, consultant and teacher. Based in Milan and Lausanne, she works across a number of fields, from curation to art direction, product development, and editorial and research projects. Her clients include Kvadrat, Iittala and the Shorefast Foundation, for whom she is design director of the Smaller House Furniture collection of Fogo Island Workshops. Her latest publication Vico Magistretti: Stories of Objects (ECAL/Triest, 2020) is the result of an investigation into the little-considered moment in the lifespan of design products when production stops. She wrote the comprehensive monograph on Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Works (Phaidon, 2011) and has edited and contributed to many other design publications. She is co-curator of Plastic – Remaking Our World (Vitra Design Museum, 2022). She is Head of Master Theory at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne.