Nicoletta Caputo

Nicoletta Caputo was born on 2 November 1988 in the city of Trieste.

After receiving a high school diploma from a Liceo Artistico with a specialisation in "Architecture and Interior Design" in Venice in 2007, she was awarded a first degree in 2011 at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture and in 2013 she completed her specialisation at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Switzerland.
In 2013 she was awarded a diploma in ‘Area and Cultural Studies’, from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the Collèges des Humanités (CDH), after having followed courses in social and cultural sciences regarding the study of development areas.

During her study experiences,  she worked with Studio MAP in Copenhagen where she contributed to the publication of "MAP, Manual of Architecture Possibilities"; her projects were published in "Barents Lessons: Teaching and Research in Architecture" (winner of the prize for the best Swiss book in 2012), and in “Best of architectural design 2011-2012”, Archizoom-EPFL.

Since 2014 she has worked as an architect in Geneva and Lausanne, designing new-build projects for the public sector, specifically residential buildings and sports and cultural centres, and working on private restoration and rebuilding projects in the region.

Increasingly interested in issues of urban and social policy, from 2017 onwards she has collaborated with the Urbaplan office, using innovative participatory construction methods in projects at urban and regional level. She is also completing a Masters in “Political and cultural geography” at the University of Geneva.

Since the end of her studies, she has collaborated with the CandC architettura ingegneria studio in Venice, contributing to the debate on different practises in the profession and carrying out large-scale feasibility studies (Borgøy/Fjord Resort and Fondamenta Novissima/Ecosestiere in Giudecca).