Elisa Dainese

Assistant Professor


Email: elisa.dainese@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1165
Fax: 902-423-6672
Mailing Address: 
5410 Spring Garden Road
Box 15000
Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • critical reflections on architectural history and theory
  • architecture and landscape


  • BA(Arch), IUAV University
  • MArch, IUAV University
  • PhD, IUAV University

Current Teaching (2020–21)

  •   (on leave)

Research Interests

Prof. Dainese's primary interests are the history, theory and criticism of modern architecture; architectural and landscape design; endemic paradigm and African design.

Selected Publications

Selected Honours and Awards

  • Graham Foundation Award to Individuals, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago (2019)
  • Bruno Zevi Prize for a Historical/Critical Essay in Architecture, Bruno Zevi Foundation, Rome (2018)
  • Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America Fellowship, Columbia University, New York (2016)
  • Opler Grant for Emerging Scholars, Society of Architectural Historians (2015)
  • Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship, European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (2013)

Scholarly or Professional Memberships

  • Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
  • Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC)
  • Network-Association of European Researchers on Urbanization in the South (N-AERUS)
  • Collaborative Research Group African History (CRG African History)
  • Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS)
  • Smart History (Khan Academy)