Sabrina Puddu is an architect, researcher, and educator. After graduating at the university of Cagliari, Italy, she received an MA in Housing and Urbanism from the Architectural Association and a PhD from the University of Cagliari.
At KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, she works as Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Researcher. Her studies focus on the role of major public institutions across the divide of the urban and rural conditions, with her more recent research project Territories of Incarceration being on the architecture of prisons and agrarian penal colonies. Sabrina has worked as contributor for Domus, publishes regularly in architectural magazines and journals and has co-authored the books Made in Taiwan (ListLab) and Territori della Conoscenza (Quodlibet).
Sabrina has taught design and history and theory of architecture at several institutions including the Royal College of Art, the Architectural Association, Central Saint Martins, Leeds Beckett University, and the University of Cagliari. At KU Leuven she co-teaches the design studio ‘This is not a prison farm. Vacant farmland for the settlement of an imperfect community’ where, together with the students of the Master’s in Architecture, she is working on a proposal for residential farms whose convivial cohabitation is based on principles of restorative and environmental justice, to challenge modern paradigms of carcerality and exploitation of the countryside.