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Andrea Borsari

Full Professor

Department of Architecture

Academic discipline: M-FIL/04 Aesthetics

Curriculum vitae

Andrea Borsari

As full professor in Aesthetics, he teaches at the University of Bologna, Department of Architecture and is Faculty Member of the PhD Program in Architecture and Cultures of the project at the same University. He taught and researched in several Italian and foreign Universities (Florence, Modena and Reggio Emilia, Bologna, FU Berlin, Nottingham, Otis College of the Arts and Design - LA, Ucla) and he has developed scientific collaboration with many institutions (TU Dresden, Universidad Complutense - Madrid, Universidad de Murcia, Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa, Iea/Ehess - Paris, Collège International de Philosophie, Association Georges Perec, Helmuth Plessner Gesellschaft - Potsdam, Georg Simmel Gesellschaft - Bielefeld, Internationes, Zentrum - Historische Anthropologie - Berlin, Goethe Institut Genua, Istituto italiano per gli studi filosofici -Napoli, Università  di Salerno, Fondazione San Carlo - Modena, Istituto italiano di cultura - Los Angeles, Universidad de Còrdoba/Ag etc.). He directed the seminar "Habiter le temps: dialogues de philosophie et architecture" (Collège International de Philosophie - Paris, 2016, with G. Leoni), gave invited lectures and seminars at Freie Universität (May 2015), Humboldt Universität (May 2016) and Technische Universität (June 2022) in Berlin and taught as visiting professor at Ucla – University of California Los Angeles (April 2016, 2022), the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture – Paris La Villette (March 2017, 2018, 2022), the 4Cities Unica Euromaster in Urban Studies - University of Copenhagen (October 2017) and the Sichuan University (University Immersive Program, June-July 2022).

Member of the Advisory Board of the International Consortium for the Study of Post-Conflict Cultures at the University of Nottingham, since October 2012 named International Consortium for the Study of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Reconciliation, he was managing editor of «Iris: European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate», Firenze, Firenze University Press (2009-2011), and he is co-editor and constituent of the Editorial and of the Scientific Board of the journal based in Florence «Iride. Rivista di filosofia e discussione pubblica» (il Mulino, Bologna) and editor of the book series on aesthetics "La vita e le forme" (The life and the forms, Bononia University Press), member of the Scientific committee of the Fondazione Ex-Campo Fossoli and of the Scientific Board of the book series associated to the Department of Architecture (BUP, Bologna), he has served as scientific editor of the book series «Readings di filosofia, scienze umane e sociali» (Bruno Mondadori editore, Milano).  He is a team member in the EU funded research projects: ROCK ( 2017-) and a co-founder of the connected on line journal "City, Culture and Creative Processes"; and SPEME - Questioning Traumatic Heritage: Spaces of Memory in Europe, Argentina, Colombia ( He took part in the National Research Project supported by the Italian Ministry of University (Prin) on "Philosophy and  history of ideas and of modern paradigms of knowledge concerning everyday life" (Prin 2008 Dalla rivoluzione scientifica moderna alla società della conoscenza: persona e paradigmi, unity at the University of  Firenze) and together with Vando Borghi and Giovanni Leoni (University of Bologna) supervised the multi-year research activity Il campo della cultura (Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio and Fondazione Del Monte - Modena). He is part of the Scientific Board of the Italian Society of Aesthetics (SIE, fellow since 2013).

Ph.D. ("dottorato di ricerca") and M.A. ("laurea" in Philosophy) at the University of Florence; B.A./high school in classical sudies ("maturità classica").

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