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Carlo Santoro, Ph.D.

Carlo Santoro is an Italian Associate Professor of Art, Architecture and Urban Design at the American University in Phnom Penh (Cambodia), with a Ph.D. in Architecture and Construction and a Master’s Degree in Building Engineering from the University of Rome “TorVergata” (Italy).

In moved to Asia 20 years ago and he is a former Assistant Professor at North South University in Dhaka (Bangladesh), a former Researcher and Architectural Designer at Zhongke Architectural Design & Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing (China), a Fellow Researcher in Cultural Heritage Preservation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing (China). He is the author of numerous scientific publications and books on urban design, architecture and aesthetics.

He has also worked as an Architectural Designer, Urban Designer and Design Manager for Archetype in Cambodia (HQ Vietnam), Zeidler Partnership Architect in China and Bangladesh (HQ Canada), JGP Architecture in China (HQ Singapore). He has been involved in several urban and building designs for public and private mixed-use developments.

He is currently Vice-President of the Italian-Cambodian Business Association (ICBA), a founding member of the ICBA Arts Committee, the founder of the Metaestetica Multidisciplinary Research Lab and a member of “Jartrakor”, International Association on Psychology of Art in Rome (Italy).

He has participated in exhibitions, events and seminars on urban design, architecture, digital and participatory art at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MACRO), the New Samnitic Provincial Museum of Campobasso in Italy, the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, the European Film Festival in Cambodia in Phnom Penh, the Angkor International Festival of the Arts in Siam Reap, the Chumnor Art Festival in Battambang the Angkor International Arts Festival in Siam Reap, the Chumnor Art Festival in Battambang, the Cambodian German Cultural Centre Meta House, the Art Space Factory in Phnom Penh, the Institute of Architects Bangladesh in Dhaka, the Italian Embassy in Beijing, the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art and the Sarus Art Centre in Beijing 798 Art Zone.

  • Ph.D. Architecture and Construction – University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
  • Master of Building Engineering – University of Rome “Tor Vergata”