DONATELLA CUSMA

USA

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REPRESENTATIVE USA – Board Member

She was educated 1972 at Univesita’ Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, (Master of Architecture) and Polytechnic of Turin (Habitat and Architecture in Developing Countries). She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Presently she is an Adjunct Professor at Woodbury University, School of Architecture. She is principal of design office Claret-cup and currently engaged as project manager on the project of relocation and remodel of Richard Neutra’s Maxwell House.

She is the co-founder and Board member of Elysian Valley Arts Collective a non profit organization devoted to experimental research on the revitalization of the areas adjacent to the Los Angeles River, and promoter of the annual “Forgtown Art walk”.

Her independent work includes the design of a prototype for a new school and community center in the earthquake devastated area of Kashmir in northern India: in collaboration with Kashmir Earthquake Relief and Collettiva Pulao.

PROJECTS
2004-2008 Worked as a project manager for Tracy A. Stone Architect
2004 Member of the Italian Association of Architects in Messina
2001 Collaborated with RIEA for Histaormina

EXHIBITIONS
Award, exhibit and publications include “Green Stop Competition”- UC Davis design Museum “Green stop: visionary design for a self sustainable rest-stop” (finalist- 2005);“Bathing Beauties”, Lincolnshire, UK: touring exhibition (2005-2009), with TAS, “Redevelopment of Trieste River front” (with Zagari Architetti) . Domus 851/2002.

Posts on Cluster:
Experimental Dialogues: Sex Machines