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Matteo Mastrandrea


  • Matteo Mastrandrea is an Associate Designer at Es Devlin Studio, and a Tutor in Architecture at the Royal College of Art, where he teaches in ADS4.

  • Biography

  • Matteo Mastrandrea is a designer and researcher who works as an associate at Es Devlin Studio in London. He has taught Architectural Design Studio 4 (ADS4) at the RCA since 2016, and studied at the University of Cambridge (2010), University of Oxford (2013), and the Royal College of Art (2016).

    Matteo is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge (Centre for Film and Screen). His research explores how the idea of the set (both as tangible reality and mathematical possibility) seems to invite new relations between beholders and objects—relations which proffer alternative ways to consider how architecture and the moving image mutually reinforce one another. His written work has been published in the UK and abroad.

    Matteo completed his MA at the RCA in 2016. His graduating project—Meinong’s Jungle—considered the impact of contemporary language extinction on architecture and the way that we live, and was shortlisted for the RIBA silver medal. He also makes films, and between 2010 and 2012 produced a series of documentaries (for, amongst others, the BFI and Open University).

    In 2017, Matteo was programme director for the UK’s first architecture film festival (ArchFilmFest London), and later that year became an associate designer at Es Devlin Studio. He has acted as a visiting critic at a number of UK universities, and taught short programmes at the Architectural Association and Cambridge University before joining the RCA.
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