Federica Mentasti

Architectural Historian / Photographer / Graphic Designer

Zürich, Switzerland
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  • Research
  • Graphic Design
  • Writing
  • Architecture
  • Architecture Photography
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Communication
  • Visual Communication
  • Content Translation

Companies I’ve worked with

  • G

    Gallery 23

    • C

      Centre for Research Collections

      • U

        University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh College of Art

        • E

          ETH Zurich

          Work history


          Scientific Assistant - Architectural History

          ETH Zurich

          Jun 2017 - Aug 2018
          • Zürich, Switzerland
          • Full Time
          • • Engagement and support in research related to the domain of the Chair • Organisation of field trips • Supervision of students in lectures, tutorials and exams • Development and preparation of teaching materials • Contribution to the Chair's publications as editor and graphic designer


          Tourist Guide - Arts&Architectural Heritage


          Oct 2016 - Apr 2017
          • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • • Ran 2h customised tours within Edinburgh's Old Town • Focus on the city's Art and Architectural Heritage • Designed a flexible route covering the chief monuments of the historical center • Developed a narration of the city's history through a selection of its buildings and art pieces • Inclusion of non-touristy spots and pop-culture references


          Art Gallery Assistant

          Gallery 23

          Sep 2016 - Jul 2018
          • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • • Participation to the Gallery’s management and discussion of curatorial choices • Assistance during exhibitions' settings, dismantlements and opening days • Handling artworks within the exhibition space • Preparation of labels, checklists and exhibition catalogues • Development of the gallery's graphics and advertising materials • Official photographer of the Gallery's events


          Writer, Researcher and Exhibition Assistant

          Italia Liberty

          Aug 2016 - May 2017
          • Italy
          • Freelance
          • • Conducted research about architects and artists of Italian Art Nouveau season • Participated to the practical and scientific management of the exhibition "Giuseppe Sommaruga, un protagonista del liberty" (Varese and Milan, Italy, May-August 2017) • Contributed to the accompanying catalogue as writer and graphic designer • Photographed selected buildings by Sommaruga for the exhibition


          Archives and Research Intern

          Centre for Research Collections

          Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
          • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • • Inspected a selection of original architectural drawings dating back to 1818 • Reported data and information about the drawings in an informative booklet • Developed a research project out of observations on the drawings • Handling of delicate, historical materials from the archive


          Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
          • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • • Worked alongside the web team and planned photoshoots illustrating ECA activities • Attended ECA's events and activities and produced professional, high-res photos to be used on the website, printed materials and ECA image archives • Discussed and agreed topics for stories, planned locations, models and delivery times • Pictures credited on ECA's official website and by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Arts



          MSc Architectural History and Theory

          University of Edinburgh

          Sep 2017 - Nov 2016
          • Edinburgh, United Kingdom


          Doctor of Philosophy - PhD candidate, Architecture

          ETH Zurich

          Jun 2017 - Aug 2018
          • Zürich, Switzerland
          • Developed the bases for a Research Project exploring the relationships between Architecture and Photography in the XIX century.


          Summer Study Abroad - Art History, Criticism and Communication

          Central Saint Martins (UAL)

          Jul 2013 - Jul 2013
          • London, United Kingdom


          Bachelor of Science (BSc), Architecture

          Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio

          Sep 2010 - Aug 2014
          • Mendrisio, Switzerland



          Study Program Fellowship - Special Preview of Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at MoMA

          Society of Architectural Historians

          • An exclusive insight behind the scenes of the major exhibition organized by MoMA in occasion of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birth anniversary