Università di Bologna
Rosa Grasso is a Ph.D Candidate in Architecture at University of Bologna, where she graduated in 2016 with the thesis “Progetto Appennini”. This project led her to study the abandoned system of rural houses to bring contemporary design in the internal territories.
She developed the interest in designing with the existent in relation to nowadays issues and challenges both through her architecture degree course, where she was able to have different experiences in the field such as the experimental design atelier “Lille et l’eau” led by B. Grosjean and F. Andrieux at ENSAP Lille, or the internship at Lares Restauri and at Miralles y Tagliabue, and through her own personal projects and collaboration with the activities of the Association Atelier Appennini.
Since 2018 she is carrying out her research in the field of Architecture and Water, focusing on the historical waterfronts in relation with the fluctuations in water levels to provide contemporary solution to the upcoming climate change. In particular, she is focusing on the Po river Delta area and how this “area interna” can be adapted to sea level rise through its deep relation with the water element.
Rosa Grasso, The future of ecological water landscape. Adapting the existing to sea level rise., in: Rethinking Sustainable Pacific Rim Territories. Proceedings of the 2020 APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub PhD Symposium, Auckland, Future Cities Research Hub, School of Architecture and Planning of the University of Auckland, 2021, pp. 165 - 176 [Chapter or essay] link: http://dx.doi.org/10.17608/k6.auckland.13355936
Rosa Grasso, Il Delta del Po come frontiera di esplorazione progettuale al cambiamento climatico, «URBANISTICA INFORMAZIONI», 2020, 289 s.i., pp. 53 - 57 [Scientific article] link: http://www.urbanisticainformazioni.it/-289-s-i-.html
Rosa Grasso, The future of ecological water landscape. Adapting the existing to sea level rise., in: Book of Abstracts of the 4th APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Virtual PhD Symposium., University of Auckland, 2020, pp. 29 - 29 (atti di: 4th APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Virtual Conference and PhD Symposium, The University of Auckland, New Zealand School of Architecture and Planning Future Cities Research Hub, 14-18 December 2020) [Abstract] link: https://tempodacqua.com/atlas-5-di-10/#page84