People

Paolo Priolo

He has been the editor-in-chief of Klat since 2009, the year in which he founded the magazine with Emanuela, prompted by his interest in information, design and good ideas. He has two children, Andrea and Beatrice, and is VP, Corporate Shared Value Projects and Deevelopment at TIM.

Emanuela Carelli

She is the one who makes Klat work, after founding it with Paolo. She has two children, is a graphic designer, loves culinary experiments and is fairly certain of one thing: that it is creativity that makes the world go round.

Cesare Alemanni

Cesare Alemanni is editor-in-chief of Prismo and creative director of Berlin Quarterly, of which he is also the cofounder. From 2011 to 2014 he was editor-in-chief of the magazine Studio. Since 2013 he has been living and working in Berlin.

Chiara Lecce

She teaches interior design and carries out research at Milan Polytechnic, as well as working with the Fondazione Franco Albini and companies like Tecno and Cassina. She has been a member of AIS Design (the Italian Association of Historians of Design) since 2012.

Alessandra Tecla Gerevini

She lives in the capital of Louisiana, which is not New Orleans (it’s Baton Rouge). For years she has devoted herself to various aspects of photography: she writes about it for Il Post and Dailybest.it, studies it, classifies it and promotes it through Aurora Fotografi & Edizioni.

Maurizio Spinali

A journalist who found his vocation in the pages of magazines for the car-addicted like Evo and TopGear, he writes for Il Corriere della SeraElaborare and Al Volante. He has always been torn between two worlds, that of the auto and that of literature. He loves videogames.

Chiara Tinonin

A curator at the Fondazione Gianmaria Buccellati, she has a past in cultural project management and in research into cooperation between the public and private spheres for art and culture. She has coordinated Il Giornale delle Fondazioni and the Rapporti Annuali Fondazioni e Sponsor for Il Giornale dell’Arte. A very happy new mother, she likes to travel and to visit exhibitions pushing a stroller.

Nicola Scevola

Fascinated by the figure of the globetrotter, he soon put his law degree away in the drawer, packed his bags and left Milan. Under the illusion that he was still living in the time of Kapuściński and Terzani, he threw himself into journalism. By the time he realized that the profession had changed, it was too late to give up the pleasure of telling stories. And of packing his bags.

Valentina Lonati

A born contrarian, she was dazzled by David Bowie as a teenager. She followed his trail to Berlin, where she stayed for four years, one more than the Thin White Duke. She then returned to Milan and started to write for FlairIconIcon Design and Rolling Stone. She ranges from art to design and fashion (without forgetting her beloved music). She has never stopped feeling like an alien nor believing in rock.

Elena Cattaneo

Born in Milan, she lived in Florence for two years after graduating in architecture, before returning to the city of her birth and devoting herself to journalism. She has been writing about homes, products and design for over 25 years, many of them at Mondadori, contributing to almost all the magazines in the sector. She has been freelance since 2014.

Francesca Acerboni

An architect and journalist, she writes about design and sustainability for Domus, Abitare, Archinfo and Arketipo. She has published and edited monographs on Patricia Urquiola, Matteo Thun and Kazuyo Komoda. A Milanese with her heart in the Alps, she gets around on a bike and—whenever she can—walks uphill.

Manuel Orazi

Born in Macerata, he studied and lived for a while in Venice, before returning to the fold. He works for the Quodlibet publishing house, where he is in charge of books on architecture and the press office, but he also teaches the History of Architecture and the City at Cesena and Ferrara. Every so often he writes something for Il FoglioPagina 99 and the architecture magazine like Log.

Matteo Morichini

A journalist, he writes about motor vehicles, travel, sport and gastronomy for La RepubblicaL’Huffington PostBlackbird and other Italian and foreign publications. He is the founder of Ciao Checca—Slow Street Food, one of the most original and highly appreciated takeaways in Rome.

Massimo De Conti

An architect and journalist, he studied at Milan Polytechnic and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He writes for several magazines and contributes regularly to Living, the design supplement of Il Corriere della Sera. He likes to quote something that Anouska Hempel said to him during an interview: “I can’t stay long in a place if my eyes are not filled with beauty.” He has been living in London for years.

Gianluigi Freda

An architect, he writes about architecture and places. He loves Naples, where he lives and teaches, and Tel Aviv, where he returns every now and then.

Sergio Troise

He was born in Naples on December 21, 1950. A professional journalist since 1976, he has always worked for Il Mattino, where he has held various posts, including that of editor-in-chief. As a freelance he contributes to Il Messaggero and other newspapers and websites of the Gruppo Caltagirone, writing about cars and boats.

Tommaso Bovo

He was born and studied in Venice, but lives and works in Florence. His interests lie in graphic design, new media and the criticism of design. He has been art director of several studios and works with various companies. He has given lectures at the Department of Architecture of Florence University. He is professor of Graphic Design and Design Methodology at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED).

Chiara Alessi

An essayist and critic, she was born 33 years ago amidst the chrome-plated gleams of a historic Italian manufacturer. A few years ago she returned to design, after a long interval busy with other things. And in the future who knows? Today she writes on design, among other things, for DomusInterni and Il Fatto Quotidiano online. At last she can say that she lives and works between Milan and Cape Town.

Alessandra Bergamini

A journalist who, after working a long time on the editorial staff of Ottagono, continues to write about design, architecture and fashion for various publications. In addition to writing, she has always loved art, trees and cities.

Michele Boroni

His life is balanced between Tuscany and Milan. He works with contents and advertising for brands. He writes for Il FoglioWiredStyle (the magazine of Il Corriere della Sera), Studio and Rockol. He also writes for TV. He used to have a blog, but all that’s left of it is the name—EmmeBi—with which he signs his tweets. He photographs Font di Bagni and tries to help people understand the cartoonist Giannelli with his Facebook page “Capire Giannelli.”

Giulia Bortoluzzi

Born in Pordenone, she took a degree in philosophy. She has never liked Descartes but has a soft spot for Foucault, and for this reason went to live in Paris. And then in Grenoble, where she worked with Liam Gillick on a major exhibition about the 1990s. In 2015 she moved to Milan, where she devotes her energies to contemporary art, writing for catalogues and magazines like Juliet and L’Officiel and working with galleries and exhibition spaces.

Veronica Bottasini

She studied philosophy and then ended up at the Italian edition of Vogue. From the eternal to the ephemeral. But fashion wasn’t her thing and she went back to her true passion: the sea. Since 2009 she has worked for Il Giornale della Vela, dealing with all aspects of sailing and the organization of the VELAFestival. Sailboats are her natural habitat, but she has nothing against the ones with motors.

Filippo Brunamonti

A freelance journalist, he has worked at the RAI Corporation in New York as a producer (Tg1). He focuses on culture, finance and human rights. He writes for the Gruppo Espresso, Il Sole 24 Ore, Condé Nast and The Huffington Post (Italy, USA, France). He has published a short epistolary novel entitled Il primo latte (Acquaviva Edizioni), with illustrations by Mauro Cicarè.

Valentina Ciuffi

A journalist, she was born in Bologna in 1978. As a grownup she has specialized in the semiotics of art and architecture, and writes about design, urban spaces, creativity and theater for numerous Italian and foreign magazines. Among others:  Vogue Il Sole 24 Ore La Stampa Apartamento D La repubblica delle donne Abitare (of which she was a member of the editorial staff from 2008 to 2013) and Klat, of course. In 2014 she opened the Actant Visuelle studio.

Caroline Corbetta

Working freelance, she indulges her restlessness and tries to transcend the self-referentiality of art. She writes for, among others, DomusL’Uomo Vogue and Rolling Stone and oversees projects for institutions like the Moderna Museet and Performa. She has taken delight in scouting for artists ever since the time when, around ten years ago, she came across an unknown Nathalie Djurberg.

Francesco Costa

Born in 1984, he is a journalist at Il Post and has written for Il Sole 24 Ore’s IL magazine L'Unità Internazionale Il Foglio L’Ultimo Uomo and Grazia . He lives in Milan and is obsessed with American politics, soccer, Roma (the team) and hamburgers.

Paolo Matteo Cozzi

A journalist, born in Milan in 1973 (“incidentally” the year of the oil crisis), he writes about cars, manners and current affairs. He likes to go looking for riveting stories here or on the other side of the world. Often, behind a steering wheel. His articles appear in La Repubblica, La Gazzetta dello Sport, AD, GQ, Wired, and Vogue.

Domitilla Dardi

Torn between the history of art and the history of architecture, she came across design at the end of the last century and has not let go of it since. She loves to deal with everything that entails the use of ingredients, their choice, mixing and transformation: from writing to cooking, from knitting to design, from perfumes to colors. She is curator for design at the MAXXI and professor of the History of Design at the IED.

Sara Dolfi Agostini

A curator and journalist, she lives between Italy and the United States, but often changes course to visit museums, biennials and artist’s studios. Specializing in contemporary art and photography, she co-curated the public art project ArtLine Milano and wrote the book Collezionare Fotografia (2010, with Denis Curti). She has been contributing to Il Sole 24 Ore since 2008.

Francesca Esposito

A journalist, she contributes to several publications, writing about design, architecture, women, theater, art, lifestyle, economics and the city. She lives in Milan, next to a second-hand market, after living on the 17th floor of an apartment block in Shenzhen, China, near a botanical garden (in Rome), above a copy center (in Parma), next door to a store selling vinyl records (in London) and on a boat (in Paris). She is planning a getaway.

Cecilia Fabiani

She arrived in Milan—halfway between Rome, where she was born, and Munich, where she graduated—with a scholarship from the EEC to attend the Domus Academy in the first year of its existence. Since then she hasn’t left the city, where she focuses on all areas of design: journalism, teaching, collaborations with companies. She talks about what’s going on in Italy in the foreign press and about what’s going on elsewhere in the Italian press. When she’s not working on design she teaches yoga.

Marco Ferrari

An architect, his focus is on information design. He teaches at the ISIA in Urbino and the IUAV in Venice. From 2011 to 2013 he was creative director of  Domus. In 2012, together with Elisa Pasqual, he founded Folder, a research and visual design studio based in Milan. He was born in 1981.

Federico Florian

Art historian and aspiring writer, he lives in Milan and has a weakness for contemporary art. He contributes to Arte e Critica and other publications. A violin player and indefatigable traveler, he loves good literature. He dreams of a lively and fresh art criticism, and is waiting for the moment to write the perfect novel.

Simona Galateo

A curator of exhibitions and editor of books. After graduating in architecture she has changed lives several times, always perched on the saddle of a bicycle, continually on the move in order to keep her balance. Now she is working on her doctorate in Urban Planning at the Department of Urban Studies of Milan Polytechnic.

Emilia Giorgi

She is an art historian, but focuses on architecture in Rome. She likes to forge relationships, between people and disciplines. No boundaries: all languages are interwoven constantly, this is the essence of her work. She writes for  Abitare Domus Flash Art and  il manifesto. She is in charge of the architecture program of the Fondazione VOLUME! in Rome and works with galleries and museums, like the MAXXI. If you still have doubts, listen to Pink Floyd’s “See Emily Play” and smile, always.

Giacomo Giossi

Giacomo Giossi is managing editor of cheFare. He received his education at high schools and evening classes and has lived in Milan and Paris. He likes to sleep in Venice. He writes for Blow UpILil manifestoMinima&MoraliaLavoro culturale and Artribune. He has published two stories in two books: Si sente la voce (2012) and Milano d’autore (2014).

Anna Lagorio

A journalist, she likes weird thoughts and brilliant stories, and writes about them for various publications, including D La repubblica delle donne Wired and the Sunday supplement of Il Sole 24 Ore. In the past, she has been involved with contemporary art projects for children. In her free time she does yoga, plays the accordion and goes to the park with her little girl.

Susanna Legrenzi

A journalist, she writes for VogueIl Giornale dell'ArchitetturaLa Vita Nova and other periodicals. When not writing, she teaches and organizes exhibitions.

Jean Marc Mangiameli

A freelance columnist, he works with publishing houses and independent journals in the area of art, fashion and design. He collects magazines and loves long interviews, where people look each other in the eyes. He lives and works in Milan, but has a French passport.

Loredana Mascheroni

A journalist, she has always been interested in design. Passionate about contemporary art and architecture, she has worked at Domus since 1997, following a decade-long apprenticeship with other magazines in the sector and an early experience as a TV news journalist that left her with a partiality for video interviews. She does yoga and goes running, to loosen up the tensions caused by overuse of the tablet.

Alessandro Mitola

He studied with the intention of becoming a copywriter, but then changed his mind. He now writes on design and photography for PIZZA Magazine and in 2012 founded Atypical, an independent brand of handcrafted skateboards inspired by the models of the sixties and seventies. When traveling, he never leaves his camera behind.

Emanuela Mazzonis

After studying art in Rome, six years spent in Venice surrounded by great artists, gondolas and high tides and an energetic year in eclectic New York, she now lives in Milan with her two children and has not lost her passion for art, exhibitions, good cooking and travel.

Roberta Mutti

She sits astride Italy, Belgium and Southeast Asia, and sometimes falls off. When asked what she does, she replies: I do things, see people. She has been writing about furniture for twenty years and is still not tired of it, in spite of everything. She has no free time, and is not even interested in it. For her it’s enough not to have to go to the same office everyday. She mixes with unlikely people, and contributes to Klat for this very reason.

Gabriele Neri

With a PhD in architecture, he teaches the history of design in Milan and Mendrisio. He contributes to the Domenica supplement of Il Sole 24 Ore and the Swiss magazine Archi. After several books on Pier Luigi Nervi, he published Caricature architettoniche. Satira e critica del progetto moderno (Quodlibet, 2015), of which he is very proud. He has a beautiful daughter nicknamed Attila.

Davide Piacenza

He was born in Alessandria in 1989 and has been on the editorial staff of Rivista Studio since 2013. In the past, he has also written for il Post and other online publications. He lives in Milan, is a Juventus supporter, likes politics, reads mostly American authors and once was able, he swears, to speak Chinese. Runs a blog.

Virginia Ricci

Fascinated by the history of fashion, she has a weakness for 18th-century Parisian dress. An aestheticizing rationality due to the Moon in Gemini and Jupiter in Scorpio has led her to write for magazines like Io Donna and Elle (and for the family publishing house Alveare d’Oro). In her free time she listens to rock and electronic music, while studying a natural diet and alternative philosophies and medicine, in search of a personal cultural syncretism.

Enrico Rotelli

Enrico Rotelli interviews American writers for the La Lettura cultural supplement of Il Corriere della Sera and works with the Fondazione Fabrizio De André. He has been an assistant to Fernanda Pivano, editing her books Diari 1917-1973Diari Volume 2 1974-2009 and Medaglioni. He has also edited the autobiographies of Valentina Cortese, Carla Fracci and Paola Turci.

Simonetta Sciandivasci

Born in 1985, she writes for Il Foglio and Il GiornaleOff. She defends the beauty of frivolous things and for this reason has published a romantic novel on soccer, despite understanding nothing about it (La Domenica Lasciami Sola, Baldini&Castoldi).

Fabio Severo

A journalist, he lives in Rome because it’s no longer fashionable, realizes photographic projects for the ZONA association and writes for StudioLinkiesta and L’Ultimo Uomo, among others. He runs a blog on contemporary photography, called Hippolyte Bayard, and has an ill-concealed obsession with tennis.

Valentina Silvestrini

She has a naturally curly head of hair and in third grade founded a monthly magazine called Magiche Amiche (“Magic Friends”), brought out in ten handwritten copies sewn together with a needle and thread by her mother. Out of a love of exhibitions, museums and other forms of display, she left her native Umbria to take a degree in architecture in Rome. When not in Florence, the city where she has chosen to live, she’s likely to be wandering around Asia with a backpack. She dreams of cities with no cars and has a weakness for modern collectibles. Editor-in-chief for design and architecture at Cosebelle, she also writes for Artribune.

Timothy Small

He lives in Milan, where he was born, in 1982, from an anglo-lebanese father and a milanese-bergamasque mother. He founded The Milan Review in 2011 and l’Ultimo Uomo in 2013. He was editor-in chief and then head of content at VICE Italia from 2005 to 2013, where he produced, wrote and directed three documentary shows: ItalicaVice Meets and Art Talk Italia. You might occasionally spot his his byline in magazines such as GQ ItalyThe Paris ReviewKaleidoscopeRivista StudioIL.

Ilaria Speri

She has been living for many years in Milan, where her interests lie in photography and allied areas. She works on exhibition and publishing projects, in particular with the curatorial collective Fantom. She teaches history of photography at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna. At the same time she carries out research, studies and writes for exhibitions, books and magazines.

Silvia Vacirca

She writes on fashion for FlairPIZZAdigitaleRivista Studio and Vestoj. She teaches Fashion & Media at Richmond University in Rome. She loves words and tiramisu.