Giacomo Damiani

PhD student
 Giacomo Damiani


Giacomo Damiani is a PhD student and the recipient of a CHASE scholarship from the Arts & Humanities Research Council. He completed his Master degree in Architectural Engineering at the University of Bologna (Italy). After graduating in 2009 with a thesis in parametric design, he worked in Bologna before moving to London in 2012. He is a registered architect in the UK and worked for an award-winning international architectural practice until 2017.

Grants and Honours

  • CHASE scholarship from the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

Research interests

Through his research, Giacomo is investigating the relation between architecture and the philosophical-mathematical paradigm in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries Italy. This includes wider mathematical and geometrical principles and their structural significance for the theory and practice of architecture and related arts. The study has a strong interdisciplinary nature, particularly between the disciplines of History of Architecture and History of Art.

PhD title

The philosophical-mathematical paradigm in the architecture of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries Italy and its contemporary relevance, focusing on De divina proportione by Luca Pacioli.


Professor Gordana Fontana-Giusti and Dr Ben Thomas

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