Riccardo E. Rossi

PhD Candidate at the University of Zurich

Sub-Project: Consumption, retail, and social life of global goods in the Italian-speaking valleys of the Three Leagues, 1639-1798

Riccardo E. Rossi studied at the University of Zurich. In his M.A. thesis he examined spatial aspects related to practices of marriage and intimacy in north-eastern Switzerland in the 1450s. From 2013 to 2016, he worked at the Chair for History and Theory of Architecture at the ETH Zürich (Prof. Dr. Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani) and participated in the research and publication projects Enzyklopädie des gestalteten Raumes, The Preservation of the City in the Twentieth Century and Raum im Städtebau 1890-1930. In his current PhD project, he aims to combine a micro-historical approach with a long term perspective while focussing on questions of everyday practices and material culture as well as on commodity chains and trade networks.


“Zwischen Kredit und Hypothek. Das strategische Expertentum Hans Bernoullis und die schweizerische Freiwirtschaftsbewegung”, in Städtebau als politische Kultur. Der Architekt und Theoretiker Hans Bernoulli (1876–1959), edited by Sylvia Claus and Lukas Zurfluh, gta Verlag, Zürich 2018, (forthcoming).

“‘Überall Wandung, überall Schluss!’ Der Raumbegriff in der deutschsprachigen Städtebautheorie um 1900”, in Die Stadt als Raumentwurf. Theorien und Projekte im Städtebau seit dem Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts, Berlin and Munich, edited by Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani and Rainer Schützeichel, Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin 2017, pp. 9-57, (with Rainer Schützeichel, Laura Cassani and Bettina Zangerl).


Riccardo E. Rossi. Review of Facchinerie: Immigrati bergamaschi, valtellinesi e svizzeri nel porto di Livorno (1602-1847), by Andrea Addobbati. Historische Anthropologie 28, no. 2 (September 2020): 306-8.

Riccardo E. Rossi. Review of Consumption and the country house, by Jon Stobart and Mark Rothery. Traverse: Zeitschrift für Geschichte 2019, no. 3 (2019): 198-200.