Andrea Moneta MArch PhD is Course Leader for BA (Hons) Theatre Design, module leader for the Year Three main module, and teaches on a number of modules across the course.
Having a particular interest in exploring the intersection between theatre and architecture, he is actively involved in researching and teaching in these areas.
His teaching interests include design for performance, site-specific or site-adaptive theatre practice, participative theatre, digital scenography, and unconventional communication.
Andrea has held a number of senior positions within HE organisations, including: Adjunct Professor of Scenography and course leader of the postgraduate study course in Urban Theatre and Digital Scenography at the University of Rome La Sapienza; Adjunct Professor of Urbanism at Università della Calabria (Italy); and Visiting Scholar at Universidad Europea de Madrid (Spain)
His creative work, teaching and research are all strongly informed by his expertise in theatre, architecture, and urbanism studies. Public space and the built environment are inspirations, and serve as references when designing and managing performances, events, installations, and exhibits.
Working both as an architect and a theatre designer, Andrea is a trans-disciplinary practitioner. He is co-founder and secretary of Archabout (Mediterranean Laboratory of Transnational and Trans-disciplinary Studies and Production); co-founder of Smart Jokes, an ethical and unconventional communication agency based in Rome (Italy); associate member of SBTD (Society of British Theatre Designers); and member of Ordine degli Architetti di Roma e Provincia (Association of Professional Architects of Rome).