Fabrizio Ballabio is an architect and educator based in Milan. He studied architecture in Switzerland at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio and received his Masters in History and Theory at the Architectural Association in London. In 2023, Ballabio earned his PhD in History of Art at the University of York with a research focusing on the relation of architecture and political reform in eighteenth-century Naples. He is an editor and founding member of the Italian journal STOÀ - Tools for Architectural Design Pedagogies - and teaches design at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio in the chair of prof. Arch. Kersten Geers. Between 2014 and 2018, Ballabio was a founding member of the art collective åyr. Since 2022, he runs the collaborative spatial practice BB with Alessandro Bava.
The Berlage Keynotes is an ongoing lecture series featuring internationally prominent architects, designers, and thinkers who are at the forefront of design discourse and innovation. A selection of speakers working from different disciplinary perspectives and in different geographic, cultural, and political contexts present how their work engages with contemporary issues and debates. This fall semester, speakers include Jan de Vylder/AJDVIV, Dan Stubbergaard/Cobe, Fabrizio Ballabio, Angelo Candalepas, Marlon Blackwell, Cecilia Puga, and Carmody Groarke.