Paolo Patelli is a spatial practitioner and researcher, working between the fields of architecture, art, and design. He is Associate Lector “Places and Traces” at Design Academy Eindhoven, a 2019/2020 Research Fellow at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, and a tutor at Willem de Kooning Academie. Through often collaborative enquiries, he addresses architecture as a critical spatial practice. Moving across spatial design, artistic and academic research, and education, he engages critically and by design with the materialities, scenes and atmospheres at the intersections of space and society, technologies and environments. He is a design lead and mentor for BIO26, the forthcoming 26th Biennial of Design in Ljubljana. In 2017/18 he was artist-in-residence at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. He taught at The New School’s Parsons Paris; he collaborated with the Programme d’Expérimentation en Arts Politiques (SPEAP) at Sciences Po (Paris). He designed the scenography of Reset Modernity!, co-curated by Bruno Latour at ZKM (Karlsruhe). His works have been exhibited internationally, including in the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia in 2018.