International Relations Chief Officer di Triennale di Milano e Italian Correspondent per Wallpaper*
Since 2018 Marco Sammicheli has been in charge of international relations at the Triennale di Milano where he coordinated the national participation in the XXII “Broken Nature. Design takes on human survival”. He has held curatorial roles at public and private institutions such as the Museo del Novecento, Assab One and Rizzoli-Corriere della Sera in Milan, the Cirulli Foundation in Bologna where he is a member of the scientific committee, the Italian Institutes of Culture in Copenhagen, Istanbul and San Fransisco, the m.a.x. museum in Chiasso.
After graduating in Communication Sciences at the University of Siena, he specialized in design history at the Bauhaus Univerität in Weimar. He then obtained a PhD in design and technology for the enhancement of cultural heritage between the Pontifical Universidad Catòlica de Chile and the Polytechnic of Milan, where for the past six years he has been a lecturer in narrative design at the School of Design. He has been visinting lecturer at the design center of the University of Porto Alegre, at the Universidad of Valparaiso and at the Aalto Univerisity of Helsinki. Between 2014 and 2018 he curated exhibitions dedicated to crucial figures of modern and contemporary design such as Bruno Munari (at the Museo del Novecento in Milan, with Giovanni Rubino), James Irvine (at the Museo del Novecento, with Maria Cristina Didero), Mario Bellini (at the Triennale in Milan and at the Museo di Stato di Architettura in Moscow, with Dejan Sudjic and Ermanno Ranzani), George Sowden, Studio Mumbai, Johanna Grawunder (at Assab One), Steven Holl (at the Jannone gallery in Milan). In 2014 he participated in the International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale with two researches on sacred architecture exhibited as part of the Monditalia project.
Since 2015 he has been promoting Italian design abroad and some of the most interesting foreign figures in Italy with exhibitions and festivals involving, among others, Adam Nathaniel Furman, GamFratesi, Philippe Tabet, Marco Dessì, Zaven, Sarp Sozdinler, Lorenzo Palmeri, Onka Allmeyer-Beck and Elisa Macellari in Denmark, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland and the Holy See.
He is the founder of the festival Mostro – graphic design camp.
Her contributions have been published in catalogues and monographs in Italy and abroad. He writes regularly for Wallpaper*, Icon Design, Il Sole 24 Ore and has collaborated with Port, Vogue Italia, Abitare, Octogon and Zero.
Among his titles: Being Zaha Hadid (RCS, 2010), Munari politecnico (Nomos, 2013), Disegnare il sacro (Rubbettino, 2016 – acquired in the collection of the Vatican Museums library), The design city (Forma, 2019 in co-edition with Salone del Mobile).