Guido Robazza is an Architect and Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth School of Architecture. Guido’s research focuses on public spaces and city making. He coordinates a practice-based research lab that uses democratic processes of co-creation to design and build temporary urban installations in the city with university students and community groups. Throughout his career, he investigated urban transformation processes through a multidisciplinary approach (spatial, economic, social, environmental and political).
Guido previously worked as a researcher at LSE Cities - Urban Age, where he developed a extended experience on the techniques of quantitative and qualitative urban analysis, with a strong emphasis on methodologies of visual representation of complex systems of data.
During his career in practice, he founded and directed NoWall Architecture, a young architectural practice based in London and Bogotá. He designed projects in both the private and public sectors, including master plans, urban regeneration projects, public spaces, parks and multi-functional buildings, taking part regularly in architectural and urban design competitions. His work was exhibited at the 10th Venice Architecture Biennale “Cities, Architecture, Society”.
My research interests focus on public spaces, city-making and temporary urbanism in contemporary cities through the lens of design and democracy. He has a deep interest in urban transformation processes through a multidisciplinary approach (spatial, economic, social, environmental and political). I conduce in-depth research and data analysis including numerical and geo-referenced data analysis. I have extended knowledge in the methodologies of visual representation of complex systems of data.
My most recent research projects and research contributions are focussed on cities and socio-economic dynamics and urban environmental studies.