Roberto Zancan is a researcher, architectural theorist, and lecturer in History and Theory of Architecture at HEAD – Genève. He has been research coordinator at the UNESCO Chair in Urban Heritage Conservation and Regeneration at the IUA in Venice, chief curator of the Inside the Academy programme for the BE OPEN Foundation, vice-director of the architecture, design, and art magazine DOMUS, professor of Theory of Environmental Design at the University UQAM, and associate researcher at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. Founder of the environmental intervention group Ground Action, Zancan is the author of Spazialismi italiani and Corrispondenze: Teorie e storie dal landscape. He is the designer of the HPO laboratory for the reuse and creative design of the old hospital Misericordia e Dolce di Prato, and team leader and member of the scientific committee of Landworks Sardinia. Together with Elena Pirazzoli, he developed Urbs Oblivionalis, a research project on spaces of terrorism in Italy, presented at the Monditalia Section of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, and with Francisco Spadoni at the Fórum Internacional de Arquitetura de Natal of the Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil, in the State of Rio Grande do Norte.