Davide Spina
Curriculum vitae


2021- Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH Zurich, Chair for the Theory of Architecture
2021- Postdoctoral Researcher, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) / ZHAW
2020 Teaching Assistant, ETH Zurich, Chair for the Theory of Architecture


2021. Dr. sc. ETH Zurich — with Distinction (ETH Medal)
2017. Visiting PhD Scholar, Columbia GSAPP, New York
2013. MA Architectural History (Distinction), The Bartlett, UCL
2011. BSc Architectural Studies, Roma Tre University, Italy

Grants and Fellowships

2023. Graham Foundation Grant
2023. SAH David B. Brownlee Dissertation Award
2023. Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize (Special Mention)
2022. Furthermore publication grant, JM Kaplan Fund
2022. Theodor Fischer Prize, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich
2022. Scientific Exchange conference grant, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
2021. ETH Medal for outstanding doctoral thesis
2021. Fellow, Swiss Institute in Milan
2019. Gill Family Foundation Fellowship, SAH 2019 travel grant
2018. Fellow, Swiss Institute in Rome
2016. Collection Research Grant, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal
2015. Richard J Franke PhD Fellowship, Yale University (not taken)



In production: 'Roman Leviathan: Architecture and Capitalism in Postwar Italy'
(MIT Press)


2022. ‘The Bureaucratisation of Architecture in Post-War Italy: SGI under Aldo Samaritani, 1945–73', Architectural History 65, pp 81–104.

Chapters in books:

2021. ‘Banham’s Italy’, in Lorenzo Ciccarelli and Clare Melhuish (eds), Italy and the United Kingdom: Exchanges and Transcultural Influences in Postwar Architecture (UCL Press), pp 45–56.

Commissioned essays:

2021. 'The Dark Side of the Boot', Log, 53 (Fall), pp 39–47.
2020. ‘Grand Hotel’, gta Papers, 4, pp 127–51.
2017. ‘Il Drive In’, AA Files, 74, pp 173–82.
2016. ‘The Good, The Bad and the Malaparte’, AA Files, 72, pp 3–19.
2014. ‘Sign Language’, AA Files, 68, pp 101–07.