Cecilia De Marinis
MRAC Coordinator

Cecilia De Marinis is an Italian Architect, researcher, and educator, with a PhD in Urban Sustainable Design. Her research interests are in urban regeneration, public space dynamics, and the interplay between people and space, as well as in design research and experimental pedagogy. She is the Coordinator of the Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction (MRAC) at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) where she is contributing to the delivery of this groundbreaking education model.

She is co-founder of Rhizoma Design and Research Lab, a space for research and design in the urban environment, based in Barcelona (SP), Rome (IT), and Melbourne (AU). Prior to joining IAAC, she was a Lecturer in Architecture at Deakin University from 2018 to 2022, where she pursued her research interests and established her educational profile, especially focusing on innovation in design research methods. Cecilia’s research on design research and education started in 2015 when she joined RMIT Europe Barcelona (SP) as a Post-doc Research Fellow within the European project ADAPT-r ITN followed by her joining RMIT University in Melbourne (AU) in 2017 as a Post-doc Research Fellow within the DAP_r project. Outcomes of her research work have been published in academic journals, presented at international conferences, and exhibited in different institutions in Europe, Australia, and the US.