Francesca Frassoldati


Francesca Frassoldati, Associate Professor, works at the School of Architecture of Politecnico di Torino since April 2016. Previously, she worked for 8 years at the South China University of Technology. Out of a long-term commitment to understanding processes, tensions, and spatial effects of socio-economic transformations in the habitable world, her major lines of work address rural-urban interaction and urban transformation processes, with particular emphasis on the use of spatial design in public discourse. Since 2016 she is member of the Future Urban Legacy Lab and serves as editor-in-chief of Ardeth-Architectural Design Magazine.


Berta, M., Frassoldati, F. (2019). “New Urbanisation and “Go West” Policies” in: Bonino, M., Governa F., Repellino M. P., Sampieri A., (Eds) The City after Chinese New Towns. Spaces and Imaginaries from Contemporary Urban China. Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag: 78–89

F. Frassoldati, and A. Ni (2018). “Guangzhou” in M. Zuger, and K. Christiaanse (eds) Potato Plan Collection. 40 Cities through the lens of Patrick Abercombie. Rotterdam: Nai010 Publishers: 100–104

G. Verdini, F. Frassoldati, and C. Nolf. (2017). “Reframing China’s heritage conservation discourse. Learning by testing civic engagement tools in a historic rural village” International Journal of Heritage Studies Vol. 23, Iss. 4

Bonino, M., Frassoldati, F. (2016) O-Office. L’arte prende il posto della seta. In: CASABELLA, vol. 858, pp. 44-53

F. Frassoldati, D. Qi (2016). “Rural-Urban Edge: A Review of Spatial Planning Representation and Policy Discourse in the Pearl River Delta” in G. Verdini, Y. Wang, and X. Zhang (eds) Urban China’s Rural Fringe. Actors, Dimensions and Management Challenges. Abingdon: Routledge; pp. 109-132