Recent Activity

Journal articles, books and book chapters

Zambelli, Alessandro; Delsante, Ioanni eds. The Architectural Commons. The Journal of Architecture Special Issue [forthcoming 2023]

Zambelli, Alessandro. “‘Period Property in Sought-after Area’: 2,500 Years of Digging and Building at St George’s Hill”. Journal of Architecture, The Architectural Commons (2023 [forthcoming]).

Rodgers, Christopher; Hammersley, Rachel; Zambelli, Alessandro et al eds. English Urban Commons: The Past, Present and Future. Routledge [forthcoming 2022/2023]

Zambelli, Alessandro. Scandalous Space: Between Architecture and Archaeology. Baunach: AADR Spurbuchverlag, 2019.

Zambelli, Alessandro. “Occlusions of the Operational Sequence: A Coincidental Conversation between Robert Matthew and André Leroi-Gourhan in Six Diagrams.”  In Architecture and Anthropology, edited by Adam Jasper, Routledge (2018).

Zambelli, Alessandro. “Scandalous Artefacts: Visual and Analogical Practice between Architecture and Archaeology.” In Phd Research Projects 2018, edited by Nina Vollenbroker. London: Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, (2018).

Zambelli, Alessandro. “Occlusions of the Operational Sequence: A Coincidental Conversation between Robert Matthew and André Leroi-Gourhan in 6 Diagrams.” Architectural Theory Review 21, no. 2 (2017): 149-71.

Zambelli, Alessandro. “Villa Madama: reconstruction as design in architecture and archaeology.” in Column, edited by Will Burges, (2016).

Zambelli, Alessandro. “Drawing: a materialist definition.” in The Bartlett Drawing Research Series, edited by Tayob, H., Ferencz, J., Read, S., UCL, (2016).

Zambelli, Alessandro. “Everything is Everything.” Journal of Contemporary Archaeology 2, no. 2 (2015): 248-52.

Zambelli, Alessandro. “Scandalous Artifacts: Practice between Archaeology and Architecture.” Architecture and Culture 1, no. 1-2 (2013): 182-201.

Zambelli, Alessandro. “The Undisciplined Drawing.” Buildings 3, no. 2 (2013): 357-79.

Conferences / Workshops / Exhibitions


Leading the Portsmouth School of Architecture’s successful bid and preparations for its hosting of the Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) Annual International Conference 2023.

Archaeological architectures Architectural archaeologies, a forthcoming session organised with Lesley McFadyen of Birkbeck for the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) Conference at the Institute of Archaeology. December 2019

Four Urban Commons: methodologies for engagement, part of Wastes and Strays: the past present and future of English urban commons, a 3-year AHRC-funded research project on which I am a Co-I. July 2019

Sites of Encounter, Instigated, curated and exhibited in this event for the early career researcher group I led at the University of Brighton, Foyer Gallery, Mithras House, Brighton. April-May 2019

Tangible and Intangible Commons, Organised and chaired this symposium held at the University of Brighton, University of Brighton. June 2017

The Moves of London Stone Tour, Exhibition of PhD work and guided tour of related sites, The Bartlett, UCL/The Guildhall, London. 2013


The 19th Annual International AHRA Conference. Building Ground for Climate Collectivism: Architecture After the Anthropocene. Invited to be a panel member: Commoning agencies – in between climate action and day by day struggles. Pratt School of Architecture, New York (online).November 2022

SoAD Spring Research Talks Lecture Series, invited to deliver a paper: ‘How to Build an Architectural Commons’ University of Brighton. January 2021

The City as a Commons Symposium, Invited to deliver a paper: ‘Wastes and Strays: places for paying attention’ University of Pavia. September 2019

The Part Versus the Whole, in collaboration with Ben Judd as Part of New Perspectives series of exhibitions; ‘Metropolitan Salem, Liuerpul’ Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool. June-August 2018

The Return of Jack and Becky: a propositional reconstruction Exhibited at Marks Make Meaning: drawing across disciplines, University Gallery, University of Brighton. March 2018

Fragments: Archaeologies in and of the Architectural Library, Invited to deliver paper: London Stone Reconstructed, Royal Institute of British Architects. July 2016

Every One’s Right: retrospectives and prospects on urban common land, Invited to deliver paper: ‘Period property in sought-after area’: 2,500 years of digging at St. George’s Hill, at AHRC conference, Common Ground, University of York for Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute. June 2016

Drawing Research Series 2: Drawing Tools, Invited to deliver a paper: Drawing Instruments and Disciplinarity: A Chronotopic Approach, The Bartlett, UCL. 2016

The Visual and the Verbal, Invited to deliver a paper: Undisciplined Drawing. University of Brighton. 2015

The Undisciplined Drawing, Invited to lecture and run a workshop on interdisciplinary drawing for Res. Phil. for Design module, Oxford Brookes University. 2014

Rendering the Invisible Visible: The Moves of London Stone

TAG Bournemouth 2013. Invited to present paper at Theoretical Archaeology Group conference, University of Bournemouth. 2013

The Undisciplined Drawing, TAG Chicago 2013. Invited to present paper at Theoretical Archaeology Group conference (live video feed from U. Southampton Dept. of Archaeology), University of Southampton / University of Chicago. 2013