Awarded with the Gold Lion at Biennale of Venice in 1999, Doug Aitken (Ridondo Beach California, USA, 1968) is internationally famous for his works of lights, sounds and images, as the video projection Sleepwalkers which covered the whole façade of the MoMA in 2007.
Aitken took part to group and one-man exhibitions in the most prestigious institutions worldwide and his works have been exhibited, among others, in the MoMA in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Musée D’art Moderne in Paris. Doug Aitken lives and works in Los Angeles.
Luca Peralta (doct.ing., MarchAA, ARB)
Luca Peralta, engineer and architect, collaborated and collaborates with important international design offices, among which the most important are Massimiliano Fuksas Architetto, Norman Foster and Partners, Giorgio Armani Retails, Zaha Hadid Architects, Prada Retails.
Since 2003 he directs the “Luca Peralta Studio – design & consulting” which main offices are in Rome, specialized in the design and coordination of fashion and design stores, public buildings and private complexes, “urban design” and landscape architecture, with particular reference to the experimentation, research and use of eco-sustainable technologies.
Since 2004 he is a contract teacher at the Penn State University branch in Rome, Landscape Architecture dept, where he teaches Urban Design.