In addition to teaching, Francesca Liuni is an architect and exhibition designer. She holds a Master´s degree in Architecture from the Politecnico di Bari and a Master´s of Science in History, Theory and Criticism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was part of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture. She won the MIT Architecture Thesis Prize for her master’s thesis in 2016, and her thesis work became an exhibition at the Harvard Museum of History of Science in 2017. She also designed exhibitions for the MIT Museum, MIT Compton Gallery and RISD. She has worked for the Milan-based office Simmetrico Networks and for the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and is currently working on an exhibition based on recent MIT Professor Nasser Rabbat’s publication The Architecture of the Dead Cities: Toward a New Interpretation of the History of Syria for which she curated the digital reconstructions and drawings of Syrian architectural heritage. In fall 2020 she will present a paper at the British Center for Design History’s conference Museum Exhibition Design: Histories and Futures on the aesthetics of depoliticized exhibitions. She is also working on a publication on architectural memorial and migration in the Mediterranean area.