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Maria Chiara Monacelli


Architect, Researcher

Maria Chiara Monacelli is an architect and researcher focusing on how the architectural environment influences human perception and behavior and generates an emotional experience.

She obtained a Master Degree with honors  in Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors at the “Politecnico di Milano” in 2020 and in the same year she completed a post graduated master degree in Neuroscience applied to architectural design at the Iuav University in Venice.


During  her  university course she experienced  a period of study in Valencia and London and since she was a  teenager she attended  interdisciplinary courses at  prestigious Universities such as Berkeley (San Francisco, USA), Yale (New Haven, USA) and UAL (London).

In January 2021 she won a scholarship to continue her studies and researches in a post graduate master degree in Neuroaesthetics at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". 


During and after studying, she gained experience through multiple collaborations in Italy and Spain where she worked as an architect and designer in several renowned architectural and creative firms. In 2022 with Yac Academy, she contributed to design an immersive exhibition based on neuroaesthetic researches for Prada Foundation in collaboration with AMDL Circle studio.


She is a lover of the study of art and architecture and above all of the interaction that is generated between them and the human being. In particular she have dedicated herself to the theme of exhibition design and to the investigation of the human mind, of the perceptual system and of the emotions stimulated by a specific physical environment in order to design atmospheres that can enter into relationship with the people who experience them. 

She is a member of Board of Directors of Castello di Solfagnano, a luxury property located in Umbria region called the green heart of Italy and she is President and Co-founder of the Mirabilis S.r.l., a real estate company which deals with renovation, regeneration and interdisciplinary cultural projects.

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