Sara Tortorella

Sara Tortorella

Sara attended the Faculty of Architecture at Roma Tre University, discussing a thesis on Waterfront, a project focused on Water as an urban, social and economic resource.

During her studies she took part in a project-work in Barcelona on urban regeneration methods and analysis of built, social, urban and rural territories. After one year of research at Structures Department of Roma Tre Engineering Faculty, together with Low Light Lab team and M.A.I.S NGO, she carried out a Tensegrity Structure in South Africa. The experimental project, developed within building sites, led to the establishment of a place for training, help and social inclusion targeting women from Makaunyane, a small township 200 km far from Johannesburg.

Since 2010 she’s Architect and Urbanist, collaborating to design the first PUGi in Apulia region (General Urban inter-Municipal plan). In 2012 she won a Regional grant for the regeneration and promotion of old historical sites, coordinating the establishment of a pavillon created with plastic waste from the food industry.

Still in 2012 she developed Eco-Metamorphòsis project, an urban installation to regenerate local territories building on sustainability and waste reduction. In 2013 Eco-Metamorphòsis is selected and exhibited at the thirteenth edition of the International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, curated by David Chipperfield and dedicated to the concept of “Common Ground”, the space in common.

Since 2016 she is a member of Archeoclub NGO and President of the local body in Otranto Municipality. Since 2018 she is member of the Local Landscape Commission in Apulia Region, for which she works to protect human and natural landscapes in Salento territories.

In De-LAB she works on social urban planning and urban regeneration.

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