Gregorio Astengo is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture, ETH Zurich. He graduated from Turin’s Polytechnic in 2012 and has been practicing as an architect in Italy between 2012 and 2014. In 2014 he completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Architectural Research at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and in 2019 he completed his PhD from the Bartlett, founded by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership. Gregorio was teaching assistant at UCL and Queen Mary (University of London), adjunct professor at Syracuse University London, lecturer at the New College of the Humanities, and is currently adjunct professor at IE University. His research was published in journals such as Oase, gta Papers, Architectural Histories and RA. Revista de Arquitectura.
Davide Spina is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture, ETH Zurich, where he also completed his doctorate (with Distinction—ETH Medal). Previously, he studied architectural history at The Bartlett, UCL. Davide was a Fellow at the Swiss Institutes in Rome (2018–19) and Milan (2021–22). Currently, he is an SNF Researcher at ZHAW (2021–24). Davide coordinates DocTalks, an international online platform for early-stage researchers in architectural history and theory (www.doctalks.net). He regularly presents at international conferences, such as SAH and the EAHN, and his writing has appeared in the AA Files, Log, and gta Papers. His forthcoming book with MIT Press examines the post-war activities of the Italian real estate developer and contractor SGI.