Raffaele Pernice is a researcher, educator and professional licensed architect. His research expertise lies at the intersection of the disciplines of architecture, city planning and urban design. Before joining UNSW - Faculty of Built Environment as Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism he held the position of Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Suzhou, China. In precedence he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning - College of Architectural Studies at Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea, and in the Department of Architectural Engineering at AUST - Ajman University of Science and Technology in UAE. From 2007 to 2009 Dr. Pernice was a post-doc research fellow at Graduate School of Engineering and Design of Hosei University in Tokyo, where he has conducted extensive research in architectural history/theory/criticism and urban planning and design, with a focus on modern and contemporary Japanese architecture and urbanism.
Dr. Pernice has built through the years a strong international exposure and interdisciplinary research experience which directly informs his research and teaching approach. He was trained as architect, urban designer and urban historian and was awarded a PhD in Architecture from Waseda University in Tokyo in 2007. Dr. Pernice holds a Master of Architecture from IUAV University of Venice - Department of Architecture in Italy, with a thesis on the Megastructural movement and the urbanization of post-war Japan, and previously he studied civil engineering and architectural design at University “Federico II” of Naples. Before completing the doctoral studies, he obtained the EU architectural licensure upon passing the State Exam in Italy, then for 2 years he lived and worked in Seoul - South Korea, training as an architect and urban designer at Archiban - Kim Seok Chul and Associates.
Dr. Pernice research interests and activities range from practice to theory and history of architecture and city planning and urban design, with a special focus on modern and post-modern urban design theories, the relationship between architecture and the city, and the transformation and development of the built environment of the cities of the Asia Pacific region. His research has been supported with scholarships and grants from universities and national and international institutions, such as the Japanese Government and the MEXT (the Japanese Ministry of Education), the MAE - the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MIUR - the Italian Ministry of University and Research, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the Japan Foundation (JF), among others.