NOSTOI is a cultural association and research center based in Milano (Italy). It aims at promoting, sharing and developing any kind of research and activity related to the areas and cultures of the Mediterranean, the Arab world, the Middle and Near East.
NOSTOI promotes and carries out researches and studies aimed at deepening the knowledge on several aspects of architecture, urbanism, art, etc. in their local and global dimensions. In doing so, NOSTOI organizes cultural activities such as travels, workshops, translations, publication of books, seminars and conferences, researches, etc.
Cecilia is an architect and researcher based in Rabat, Morocco. She holds a PhD in Architecture from Politecnico di Milano, where she currently teaches.
Her interest and passion in the architecture and urban environments of the Arab and Middle Eastern countries started some 10 years ago, when she moved to the oasis-city of Figuig (Morocco) for a working experience that has deeply marked her and her work.
Emilio is an architect. He currently lives and works in Milano.
He has always been interested in the representation, illustration and narration of architecture.
He is an avid reader and an enthusiast nerd about paintings, old treaties, films and illustrations. He is also an organic farmer from the south, on the shore the Mediterranean sea.
Giacomo is an architect and illustrator based in Milan. He is an indipendent researcher focusing on the relationship between technology and form in the contemporary computer-based design. Scholar of philosophy, he is a tireless designer and an acute thinker. He believes in graphic arts as a common thread in architectural representation from the past to today.