Architect and Associate Professor in Interior and Spatial Design at Politecnico di Milano. She has been visiting professor at Tsinghua University, School of Art and Design, Beijing (China); Kookmin University, Seoul (South Korea); Hosei University, Tokyo (Japan) and in universities in USA, France, Thailand, Brazil, Jordan, UAE, India, etc.
She was Canon Foundation Fellow 2000 in Japan. Awarded by Premio Borromini, selected by Archmarathon and ADI-Index 2019. The relationships between senses, time, spaces and design are her the main topics developed in education, conferences, publications, curatorship and professional works.
She designed international sensorial projects for: Trinity, Pioneer, Panasonic, Ibiden, Honda, Fujitsu, Suruga, Lexus, Toyota, Ford, Exmovere, Jadeluck, International Robotics, Fissan, Lancome, Symrise, Guerlain, Condè Nast, Cleaf, Venini, AAD in Abu Dhabi, Acell, Natura, Vantone, Vats, etc. in China, Japan, USA, Europe, UK, UAE, as founder of Senselab.
Author of Storie di Architettura attraverso i sensi (Bruno Mondadori, 2000), Invisible Architectures. Experiencing places through the senses of smell (Skira, 2006) and Sensi, tempo e architettura (Postmedia Books, 2012), Sensefulness, new paradigms for Spatial Design (Postmedia Books, 2019) and many other publications.
In 2021 she will launch with POLIdesign the first international course of Olfactive Spatial Design.