Francesca Benedetto

Design Critic in Landscape Architecture

Francesca Benedetto (1981) studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano and the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. In 2008 she founded YellowOffice, an architectural firm with a particular focus on landscape architecture and urbanism, combining research and design. The practice brings together several scales of design processes: from territorial strategies, urban planning, public spaces, parks, pavilions and cemeteries to objects, videos, illustrations, maps, and exhibitions.

The recurrent themes of this research are about the relationship between City and Nature, public spaces and geographic disciplines, always observed through the lens of visual arts.

YellowOffice has been awarded international prizes and competitions. Among these: Berat 2015, Tirana 2014, Rome 2012, Geneve 2012, Turin 2010, Carso Goriziano 2010. The office has also been part of exhibitions such as the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice and at the first Chicago Architecture Biennial, The State of Art of Architecture. Francesca Benedetto also works in academic fields, teaching and participating in panels and conferences in major Universities (Politecnico di Milano, Cass Cities – London Metropolitan University, University of Limerick, NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Domus Academy, IED Istituto Europeo di Design). In 2014 she coordinated the Master in Land Design at IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in Cagliari, Italy and in 2015 she worked as Italian ambassador for IED.