Associate Professor, College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi
Roberto Fabbri is an architect, researcher, and associate professor at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. From 2016-21, he taught at the University of Monterrey in Mexico, and he previously taught at the University of Bologna in Italy and the American University of Kuwait. As a consultant with the United Nations Development Programme, Fabbri participated in the rehabilitation of the Kuwait National Museum and completed the transformation of the American Missionary Hospital of Kuwait into a cultural hub. He regularly participates in international conferences, recently at Yale University, the University of Cambridge, King’s College London, and the Institut national d’histoire de l’art in Paris, and he has published extensively in academic journals, such as Domus; Faces, Journal d’architecture; and the International Journal of Islamic Architecture. He co-edited Urban Modernity in the Contemporary Gulf (Routledge, 2021) and co-authored the double volume Modern Architecture Kuwait 1949-89 (Niggli 2016, 2017). He also published two books on the architectural works of Max Bill (Mondadori 2011, inFolio 2017).