Sofia Boarino
Msc. Arch. AAM, Mendrisio Ch

Sofia Boarino is an architect, researcher and sound artist who explores the relationship between sound, space and perception. She obtained her Master's degree in Architecture at the AAM - USI Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio in 2020 with the project "Hit the Beat", which experimented the relationship between architecture and music. Her work won the Swiss Engineering Ticino Prize in 2021 and was exhibited at the Chiasso’s Cultural Center in the same year. During her studies she also attended the PUCP University in Lima as an exchange student and specialised in acoustics with Professor Carlos Jimenez. During and after university, she gained experience through multiple collaborations in France, Italy, Switzerland and America, where she worked as an architect in several architecture and art studios. Since 2017 she has been conducting interdisciplinary research that situates in-between art and science, exploring the themes of mechanical, biological and acoustic resonance in correlation with spaces, landscapes and cities, culminating in an in-depth investigation on sound architecture and neuroarchitecture. In 2018 she patented her first architectural project “Sounds of Etna”, and in 2019 she became a fellow of the American foundation Madworkshop (L.A.), with which she realised her first project “Témenos”. In 2021 an essay on her project “Sound Greenfall - A musical courtship between plants and humans” was published in the 15th edition of the journal Horizonte Weimar, and in 2022 she lectured at the Acoustic Niche Workshop held by the Christophe Girot Chair at ETH Zurich. In 2022 she became a member of X=(T=E=N) Studio and a contributor to ANFA (The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture). In 2023 some projects were published and she was interviewed at The Grand Challengers pod - cast. Later in the year she had more music concerts and performances and was also invited at Songbird Festival in Davos for Singing City. At the end of 2023 she was also involved in the organisation of Moving Boundaries intensive course on neuro-architecture, where she lectured alongside the discipline's greatest researchers and scholars. At the moment she lives and works in Zurich as an architect, sound performer and artist.

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