Dr. Vittoria Capresi has been senior researcher at the Habitat Unit since October 2016, as a Principal Investigator of the International European Project MODSCAPES – Modern Reinvention of the Rural Landscapes, a fully granted HERA project. Vittoria studied architecture at the University in Florence and at the Technical University in Berlin. In 2007 she completed her doctoral  dissertation at the Vienna University of Technology “The Architecture of the newly funded Italian rural centers built in Libya, Italian colony, during the Fascist time, 1934-1940”, published in 2010 with the title: The built Utopia. The Italian Rural Centres founded in colonial Libya (1934-1940), BUP. Vittoria Capresi’s research focuses on fascist architecture and urbanism, both in Italy and in the former colonies. In 2011 she co-funded baladilab, as a spin-off project related to the German University in Cairo, where she taught as associate professor in History of Architecture until 2014. With baladilab she is carrying on several projects aimed at re-discovering the potential of cities, linking the everyday users with the built heritage.