PhD candidate, Università Iuav di Venezia, Italy
Teresita Scalco is a Phd candidate in Museology of Design at the Univesità Iuav di Venezia, Italy. Currently, in the framework of her doctoral research in the museum policy in Istanbul, she is visiting at the Istanbul Bilgi University. She received her European MA in History of Architecture (2006) from the Università Roma Tre with a specialization in Contemporary Architectural Heritage at the World Heritage Center of UNESCO in Paris and her BA in History of Art (2002) from the University in Padua. For her BA thesis she received a grant from the Univerity of California Santa Barbara (USA), where she studied feminist art critics, visual arts and photography.
Passionately fond of the memory and heritage contained in architectural archives, she started working in 1999 as assistent curator at the Architectural and Design collections at the Univesity Art Museum in Santa Barbara, then in Italy at the Archivio progetti, Università Iuav di Venezia. In 2002 and 2005 she had optained two EU grants for promoting intecultural educational projects on these fields in several cultural institutions in Venice and in Madrid in order to empower youth through art and culture. Also, in 2009 she became a member of the Scientific and Executive Board of AAA-Italia, the National Association of Architectural Archives.
With a cross-cultural approach, Scalco’s current research interests aim at studing themes related to the intersections between arts, design and architecture and explore the ethical and educational role of contemporary musuems in its ‘inclusive’ and curatorial practices.