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Giovanna Carnevali is an established PhD Architect, Strategic Designer Consultant about Architecture and Urban Development that links client’s needs to the architectural, digital, social, economic, legal issues by teaming up the necessary professionals.

Since October 2018, she is the Executive Director of Urban Planning in NEOM, Saudi Arabia.
She has been formerly at the head of international Projects Developments at Strelka KB (Moscow 2015-2018) and Program Coordinator of  “Urban Sciences” at IaaC, Institute of Advanced Architecture in Barcelona (2017-2018).
A former Director of the Mies van der Rohe Foundation (Barcelona) where she managed European Union Prizes for Contemporary Architecture: Mies van der Rohe Award together with DG Culture of European Commission.
From 2017 Giovanna the Official List of Experts for Culture and Architecture of the Directorate General for Culture of the European Commission.
Giovanna has developed her practice in prestigious offices as OMA, Giancarlo de Carlo, Joan Buquets, Josep Mias.
She has developed numerous architecture and urban planning projects in Europe as a founder of Self Arquitectura slp, among which are numerous winning competitions in Italy and Spain.
She has been lecturing in different places among these stand out:  MoMa, Biennale of Venice, Biennale of Shenzen,TU Delft, IaaC Barcelona, Moscow Urban Forum and European Commission.