Dr Francesca Murialdo


Dr Francesca Murialdo
NameDr Francesca Murialdo
Job titleDirector of Interior Architecture and Design Programmes
Research institute
Primary appointmentSchool of Design
Email addressF.Murialdo@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0932-4592
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Francesca Murialdo BA. MSc (Hons). PhD. SFHEA, is Director of Programmes in Interior Architecture and Design at Middlesex University in London. Architect, PhD in Interior Architecture and Exhibition Design, she has practised and taught Interiors from 1998 at the School of Architecture and at the School of Design, Politecnico di Milano, before moving to Middlesex University in 2015.

Teaching

With over two decades of experience as an active member of the academia, currently Director of Programmes at Middlesex University, following a successful tenure of more than seven years as the Programme Leader for BA Interior Architecture. Extensive experience in teaching & learning at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, in Uk and abroad.

Their working philosophy is characterized by an exemplary collegiate approach and a methodology that seamlessly integrates tools and strategies across the domains of practice, research, and education. This approach has established a widely recognized model for practice-led education and research-by-design, reshaping the contemporary understanding of the discipline and anticipating the challenges of the future. The individual's approach to teaching and learning embraces design as a collaborative practice with the potential to influence individual identities and various sectors of society. Their commitment to values such as activism, creativity, and inclusivity underpins all their endeavours.

 CAREER DETAILS

*Director of Programmes in Interior Architecture and Design, Middlesex University, London , 2022-today

*Programme Leader Interior Architecture, Middlesex University, London , 2015-2022

*Visiting Professor, Politecnico di Milano, 2017-today

*Faculty, Master in Exhibition Design Politecnico di Milano + I.D.E.A, 2008-today

*Visiting Professor, Summer School Seamless Retail Design (Hasselt Universiteit,

TU Delft, Politecnico di Milano, Middlesex University), 2013-2018

*Faculty, Executive Master in Interior Design, Poli.Design + Tongji University Shanghai, 2012-2018

*Adjunct Professor, School of Design, BSc and MSc, Politecnico di Milano, 2005-2015

*Faculty member Poli.Design, Consorzio del Politecnico di Milano

*Lecturer, Master in Interior and Living Design, Domus Academy, Milano, 2012-2015

Employment

Director of Programmes Interior Architecture and Design
Middlesex University, London
01 Sept 2022
31 Jul 2024
Programme Leader Interior Architecture
Middlesex University, London
18 Mar 2015
31 Aug 2022
Adjunct Professor, School of Design, BSc and MSc
Politecnico di Milano
01 Sept 2005
18 Mar 2015
Director, laboMint, professional practice
self employed
03 Jan 2011
31 Jul 2024
Director, Studiometrico, professional practice
self employed
01 Jan 2003
03 Jan 2011

Education and qualifications

Senior Fellow Advance HE, UK, May 2020
29 May 2020
Advance HE
PhD in Interior Architecture and Exhibition Design
29 Jan 2010
Politecnico di Milano
Full Architect, Ordine degli Architetti, Pianificatori,
01 Jan 1998
Paesaggisti e Conservatori della Provincia di Milano
MSc in Architecture,
16 Dec 1996
Politecnico di Milano

Grants

SHAPE/Involve and Engage
01 Sept 2023
British Academy
British Academy
Grant from the Region of Milano for the Support of young researchers for the of the research development and knowledge transfer, paper

*Research visiting period c/o TU Delft (prof. Christophe Grafe) and University of

Nottingham (prof. Louise Crewe).

01 Jun 2008
Region of Milano for the Support of young researchers for the of the research development and knowledge transfer

Prizes and Awards

ArchDaily Building of the year 2009

2010-01-29

ArchDaily.com

My never home has been awarded best design project in Paratissima Torino 2013.

2013-11-07

Paratissima Torino 2013

Research outputs

The augmented studio: Teaching and learning in digital space

Disney, R., House, N. and Murialdo, F. 2024. The augmented studio: Teaching and learning in digital space. in: Geyer, S. (ed.) Teaching Architecture(s) in the Post-Covid Era: The New Age of Digital Design Routledge.

Adaptive reuse as social practice for collective interiors

Murialdo, F. 2023. Adaptive reuse as social practice for collective interiors. Plevoets, B., Ertas, H. and De Caigny, S. (ed.) As Found: International colloquium on adaptive reuse. Hasselt University 05 - 07 Sep 2023 Hasselt University. pp. 51-52

From architecture to community [Workshop]

Murialdo, F. and Westthorp, M. 2023. From architecture to community [Workshop]. London, UK

The Metaverse-In Common

Murialdo, F., Westthorp, M., Piccinno, G. and Zingales, A. The Metaverse-In Common.

Middlesex University | KilburnLab: Imagining the future of Kilburn rethinking disused community spaces

Murialdo, F. and Westthorp, M. 2023. Middlesex University | KilburnLab: Imagining the future of Kilburn rethinking disused community spaces. London, UK 01 - 30 Jun 2023

Conference proceedings - Inaugural Designing Retail & Service Futures Colloquium: Reimagining the future for retail and service design theory and practices

Quartier, K., Alexander, B., Khan, Z., Murialdo, F. and Münster, M. 2023. Conference proceedings - Inaugural Designing Retail & Service Futures Colloquium: Reimagining the future for retail and service design theory and practices. Inaugural Designing Retail & Service Futures Colloquium. London, UK 30 - 31 Mar 2023

From architecture to community: Adaptive reuse as social practice

Murialdo, F. and House, N. 2023. From architecture to community: Adaptive reuse as social practice. Cumulus Antwerp 2023: Connectivity and Creativity in times of Conflict . University of Antwerp 12 - 15 Apr 2023

Humans of interiors – diversity by design

Murialdo, F., Thomas, P., Elvin, R. and McKenzie, K. 2022. Humans of interiors – diversity by design. Adil, Z. (ed.) A Focus on Pedagogy: Teaching, Learning and Research in the Modern Academy. Virtual 20 - 22 Apr 2022 Architecture Media Politics Society. pp. 173-184

One Kilburn: Imagining the Future of Kilburn [Exhibition and workshop]

Murialdo, F., House, N., Westthorp, M. and Scoot, J. 2023. One Kilburn: Imagining the Future of Kilburn [Exhibition and workshop]. Kiln Theatre, Kilburn High Road, London 23 Jan 2023

One Kilburn: Imagining the future of Kilburn!

Murialdo, F. 2023. One Kilburn: Imagining the future of Kilburn! One Kilburn: Imagining the Future of Kilburn. Kiln Theatre, Kilburn High Road, London 23 Jan 2023

Interior Futures - strategic visions and innovative solutions

Murialdo, F. 2023. Interior Futures - strategic visions and innovative solutions. Interior Futures - strategic visions and innovative solutions. Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce 18 Jan 2023 pp. 1-147

From architecture to community: Adaptive reuse as a social practice

Murialdo, F. 2022. From architecture to community: Adaptive reuse as a social practice. International Conference on Design Futures 2022. Virtual, the metaverse, Politecnico di Milano will cooperate with Carnegie Mellon University and Tsinghua University 02 - 03 Dec 2022

The augmented studio: Teaching and learning in digital space

Disney, R., House, N. and Murialdo, F. 2022. The augmented studio: Teaching and learning in digital space. A Focus on Pedagogy: Teaching, Learning and Research in the Modern Academy. Virtual 20 - 22 Apr 2022

Practice of consumption and spaces for foods/retail futures

Murialdo, F. 2020. Practice of consumption and spaces for foods/retail futures. in: Crespi, L. (ed.) Cultural, Theoretical, and Innovative Approaches to Contemporary Interior Design IGI Global. pp. 154-173

From writing spaces to a writing home: encouraging belonging through spatial design

Murialdo, F., Bonazza, R. and Thomas, P. 2019. From writing spaces to a writing home: encouraging belonging through spatial design. in: Scullica, F. and Elgani, E. (ed.) Living, Working and Travelling: New Processes of Hybridization for the Spaces of Hospitality and Work Milano, Italy Franco Angeli srl. pp. 178-186

The Hidden Interior, IE:Studio, Issue #4 [Curation & Introduction]

Murialdo, F. and House, N. 2019. The Hidden Interior, IE:Studio, Issue #4 [Curation & Introduction]. London Interior Educators.

Draft magazine 05

Murialdo, F. and Fern, D. 2019. Draft magazine 05. London, UK Middlesex University.

The new digital interiorscape and the edited Airbnb interior

Murialdo, F. 2019. The new digital interiorscape and the edited Airbnb interior. in: Brooker, G., Harriss, H. and Walker, K. (ed.) Interior Futures : Vol.1 Habituated | Mediated Napa Valley California Crucible Press. pp. 176-190

The hidden interior: an investigative approach

Murialdo, F. and House, N. 2018. The hidden interior: an investigative approach. 3rd Interior Educators (IE) conference: Inside the City. London Metropolitan University, London, UK 22 - 23 Nov 2018 pp. 1-9

The invisible interior: an investigative approach

House, N. and Murialdo, F. 2018. The invisible interior: an investigative approach. 3rd Interior Educators (IE) conference: Inside the City. London Metropolitan University, London, UK 22 - 23 Nov 2018

DRAFT 04

Murialdo, F. and Fern, D. 2018. DRAFT 04. Middlesex University.

Adaptive use and reuse: a time-specific process

Murialdo, F. 2017. Adaptive use and reuse: a time-specific process. 5th Workshop on Conservation/Adaptation. Hasselt/Liège, Belgium 13 - 16 Oct 2015 EAAE: European Association for Architectural Education. pp. 204-216

Writing spaces

Murialdo, F., Thomas, P. and Bonazza, R. 2017. Writing spaces. EATAW (European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing) 2017. Royal Holloway, University of London in the United Kingdom 19 - 21 Jun 2017

DRAFT Three

Murialdo, F., Fern, D., House, N., Bodnar, K., Bonazza, R., Evans, G., Jensen, S., King, S., Morris, L., Mundia, P., Thomas, P., Yeung, W., Church, C. and Vidal Gomez, P. 2017. DRAFT Three. London, UK Middlesex University.

Practice of consumption and spaces for goods

Murialdo, F. 2016. Practice of consumption and spaces for goods. in: Crespi, L. (ed.) Design Innovations for Contemporary Interiors and Civic Art IGI Global. pp. 190-208

Community futures and utopia - an exhibition of architectural strategies for the use and re-use of Hornsey Town Hall

Evans, G., Murialdo, F. and House, N. 2016. Community futures and utopia - an exhibition of architectural strategies for the use and re-use of Hornsey Town Hall. Hornsey Town Hall, London, United Kingdom 10 - 19 Jun 2016

Draft two

Murialdo, F., Fern, D., House, N., Mortimer, J., Koslowski, B., Thomas, P. and Evans, G. 2016. Draft two. InteriorsMDX.

Draft one, process

Murialdo, F., Fern, D., Mortimer, J. and Westthorp, M. 2016. Draft one, process. InteriorsMDX.

INSIDEOUT|(e)merging practice + education

Murialdo, F. 2015. INSIDEOUT|(e)merging practice + education. Emerging Practices: Design Research and Education. College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai, China 13 Oct 2014 CIP. pp. 73-81

IDEA store

Murialdo, F. 2014. IDEA store. SITUATION symposium and exhibition. RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia Interior Design, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. pp. 140-141
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