Raffaella Perrone studied at the Politecnico di Milano (1989-1995) and at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (1991-1992), obtaining the degree in Architecture in 1995. In 2011 she achieved the PhD from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, the title of the thesis was ”Theater space and urban scenery”, an investigation upon theaters organization and location’s methods in Barcelona between 1840 and 1923.
Raffaella is professor and Director of the Project Area of Bachelor’s Degrees at ELISAVA since 1997 (http://www.elisava.net/en), leading and teaching various subjects in the first and third degree course in Design at Elisava such as History, “fondamenti”, History, Methodology and The Aesthetic design.
In recent years she has been one of the main responsible for the Elisava degree course in Design’s plan of studies adaptation. In 2003 she published the essay Espacio-identidad-empresa (Barcelona: Gustavo Gili) along with Stefano Colli.
In 2013 she published the essay Teatres de Barcelona in collaboration with Antoni Ramon (Barcelona: Ed Albertí). Currently she is co-editor along with Rafael de Balanzo of ELISAVA Temes de Disseny (http://tdd.elisava.net/ coleccion), a scientific-university magazine focused on design, technology, communication and culture. Raffaella’s focus of interests from 1995 to 2005 was focused both in architecture discipline’s research contents and culture of design.
From 2005 to current her focus is on:
1. The relationship between creativity and humanities for the project
2. The interaction between creativity, invention, fantasy and imagination in the human mind.
3. Pedagogy and Design: how to stimulate students’ creativity in design?
This last question is the center of the program courses she is leading. Raffaella is always seeking to open the minds and refresh the way of creating content through new methods approaches and practices.