Nadia Bertolino is an architect and researcher based in Newcastle, specialising in critical spatial practice and social engagement. Nadia’s current research explores topics concerning the collective production of culture in the process of urban regeneration. A major strand of her activity focuses on the role of activists and self-organised communities to challenge conventional practices of spatial development and consultation processes.
Nadia holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Pavia, Italy. She joined Northumbria University in 2016, having previously led the MA in Architectural Design at Sheffield School of Architecture, and taught at University of Pavia, Tongji University in Shanghai and Polytechnic of Milan. She has been guest lecturer and keynote speaker at a number of international HE institutions including the School of Architecture at Harbin Institute of Technology, the College of Architecture at Indian Education Society in Mumbai, the School of Architecture at the University of Seville, the Department of Environmental Design at the University of Padua, the Oslo School of Architecture and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Lisbon.