Michele Bonino

Associate Professor
ICAR/14 – Composizione architettonica e urbana

Michele Bonino is the Polito coordinator of the research project “Transition toward Urban Sustainability through Socially Integrative Cities in the EU and in China” (financed by Horizon 2020 research program), and he’s leading the architectural design of the visitor center for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games (Beijing 2022). He was, with Sun Yimin, the Academic Curator of the 2019 Bi-City Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture.
Among his recent books, The City after Chinese New Towns (Birkhäuser 2019, with F. Governa, M.P. Repellino, A. Sampieri).
He is Vice-Rector for Relations with China at the Politecnico di Torino. Previously, he was the Director of the Master of Science in Architecture Costruction City from 2015 to 2018, Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing 2013 and 2014) and Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Boston 2016).

PhD theses supervised

Silvia Lanteri
Marta Mancini, Human Body’s Movement: a Lens toRead Space.
Investigation on choreography as a practice to interpret and inform the design of urban public space in the contemporary Chinese city

Sohrab Ahmed Marri
Deng Huishu (Tsinghua University, co-tutor)
Huang Yetong (Tsinghua University, co-tutor)
Camilla Forina

Selected publications