Luca Donner is Assistant Professor at American University in the Emirates while he previously held academic positions at Canadian University Dubai as well as in Italy at the Universities of Ferrara, Padova, Udine and Brescia. Luca holds a PhD in Architecture from Lusiada University of Lisbon and a MArch from IUAV University of Venice. He is co-founder and design director of Donner Sorcinelli Architecture (www.doso.it), an award-winning Architecture Atelier, which pays specific attention to the theme of sustainable and affordable design in all its variants. His works have been extensively published in books and magazines (i.e. Arqa, Ottagono, d’Architectures, Concept) as well as exhibited in international venues as Architecture Biennale of Venice, The Architecture Foundation London, Van Alen Institute of New York. He has been also keynote speaker in congresses as well as jury member in international competitions including the Exhibition Design of the Korean Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.