Giulia Scotto

Publications  (selection)

Projects  (selection)


  • Modern Urbanism, Study Trip: Berlin Spring 2018
  • Highway Africa Research Studio Fall 2018
  • Urbanism in Conflict: Current Debates Fall 2018
  • Urbanism in Conflict Fall 2018
  • Mapping the Urban Fall 2018
  • Casablanca: Colonialism and Modern Urbanism Spring 2019
  • The City: Planetary Histories Fall 2019
  • Critical Cartography Fall 2019

Giulia Scotto is an architect, Ph.D candidate, and faculty member at the Urban Studies department at the University of Basel. Giulia holds a master’s degree in architectural design from the IUAV University of Venice and from the ETSAB of Barcelona. Prior to joining the University of Basel, Giulia worked as an architect and urban planner for ‘OMA Office for Metropolitan Architecture’ and for ‘KCAParchitects&planners’. She has also worked as research assistant at the ‘UTT Chair of architecture and Urban design’ at the ETH Zurich.

Giulia’s PhD research “Postcolonial Logistics: ENI’s ‘Disegno Africano’” investigates the territorial, urban and cultural consequences of ENI‘s (Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi) infrastructural, architectural and propagandistic operations in early postcolonial Tanzania. This research is part of the project “Territorial Design: How Infrastructure Shaped Territory in Africa” funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.