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Jeffrey T. Schnapp

Faculty director metaLAB, Harvard University
Biblioteche oltre il libro: una provocazione per il futuro

Jeffrey Schnapp is the founder/faculty director of metaLAB (at) Harvard and faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. He holds the Carl A. Pescosolido Chair in Romance Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, is on the teaching faculty in the Department of Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and is also affiliated with the Critical Media Practice program in Visual and Environmental Studies.
Originally trained as a medievalist, his recent publications concern the moderna and contemporary eras with a focus on media, technology, architecture, design, and the history of the book. They include The Electric Information Age Book ([Princeton Architectural Press 2012]); an anthology of essays on 20th century Italian art, literature, design, and architecture entitled Modernitalia (Peter Lang 2012); The Library Beyond the Book (Harvard University Press 2014), co-authored with Matthew Battles; Digital Humanities (Egea 2015), an essay on cultural heritage management published in Italian in the Meet the Media Guru series; and Blueprint for Counter Education — Expanded Reprint, a reprint edition of Maurice Stein and Larry Miller’s 1970 work of radical pedagogy. His latest book is FuturPiaggio. Six Italian Lessons on Mobility and Modern Life, published in both English and Italian by Rizzoli International (2017).
Schnapp is the editor of the metaLABprojects series with MIT Press. Among his current writing projects is the Library Test Kitchen Cookbook, a collaborative recipe-book for innovation in the design of learning spaces, and a study of the artist-designer Bruno Munari, entitled Bruno Munari, A to Z (Phaidon). (Other current or future projects are described under the In Progress tab of this website). Schnapp’s pioneering work in the domains of media, knowledge design, digital arts and humanities, and curatorial practice includes collaborations with the Triennale di Milano, the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, the Wolfsonian-FIU, the Canadian Center for Architecture, and the Fondazione Cirulli. After three years of service as co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Piaggio Fast Forward, Schnapp assumed the new position of Chief Visionary Officer effective mid-June 2018.
Jeffrey Schnapp has spoken at some of the worlds most prestigious venues: TED, the United Nations in NYC, World Frontiers Forum, the Royal Academy of Sweden, Museo Nacional de Antropología (Mexico), Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Volkswagenstiftung, SXSW, Fondazione Corriere della Sera, and the United States National Archives. He is represented by the Stern Strategy Group where his personal web page can be found at http://sternspeakers.com/jeffrey-schnapp/.


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