Gian Luca Amadei
Gian Luca Amadei is an independent academic researcher and internationally recognised design and architectural journalist. His research interests intersect between architecture, urban planning, sociology and cultural context. Gian Luca is an advocate of life-long learning and currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art in London, in the Design Products department.
Gian Luca completed his PhD at the University of Kent in December 2014 with the research thesis The Evolving Paradigm of the Victorian Cemeteries: Their emergence and contribution to London's urban growth since 1833. During the academic year 2018-19 Gian Luca was a visiting researcher at the Department of Sociology - University of York, and worked on the framework of his postdoctoral research project titled Cremation Stories.
Gian Luca is a contributor to our conversation In Good Spirits with IACF, focusing on the changing narratives of disposal solutions in England and questioning the spatial - and emotional - boundaries, between cremation rituals and technical processes.