Andrea Balestrero is an architect which experience as practitioner, teacher and researcher, moves across various disciplines in the fields of architecture, urban design and contemporary art. He holds a Ph.D. in architectural design from the Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy 2003) and an M. Arch. from the University of Genova (1995). He is one of the founding members of gruppo A12, a collective of architects dedicated to the hybridization of architectural design and visual arts www.gruppoa12.org. In 2009 he associates with Roberto Giussani founding the firm giussaniarch – Roberto Giussani / Andrea Balestrero www.giussaniarch.com. In 2014 toghether with Ofelia Burgos Soria he founds the collective The Italian/Mexican Society www.theitalianmexicansociety.com. He lives and works in Milan an Mexico City.