\ Roberto Fabbri

Dr. Roberto Fabbri, PhD

Professor of Interior Design
Areas of Specialty

Museology and Exhibition Design; Adaptive Reuse, Modern Heritage, Culture, Middle-East Heritage, Composition.  


Ph.D. in Architectural design, University of Bologna (Italy).
BA and MA in Architectural Design, University of Florence (Italy).


Roberto Fabbri is an architect, researcher, and interiors professor. He teaches different workshops on design, as well as museology.

As a designer, he has worked in Europe and the Middle East, mostly on rehabilitation projects. In 2006, he participated in the Venice Biennale. From 2010 to 2016, he was selected by the United Nations Development Program for a series of rehabilitations in Kuwait. In 2012, one of those rehabilitations, Amricani Cultural Centre, was nominated for the Aga Kahn award in Architecture. He developed more than fifteen different exhibitions, displaying both ancient and modern pieces.

His experience in teaching includes leading design workshops at the University of Bologna and the American University of Kuwait. In 2014 he was a visiting researcher at the Center for Gulf Studies in Kuwait. His line of research focuses on modern heritage and its rehabilitation, the culture and architecture of the Middle East, exhibition design and methodology, as well as composition. For his work on these topics, he has been the beneficiary of scholarships and support from the University of Bologna and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS).

He has participated in various international conferences in Milan, Ferrara, Paris, Beirut, and Kuwait. He has published in international journals and magazines such as Domus, Faces-Journal d’Architecture, and ANATKE. He has published two books on the architectural work of Max Bill (Mondadori 2011; inFolio 2017). He was the co-author or the double volume “Modern Architecture Kuwait 1949-89” (Niggli 2015 and 2017).