Dr. Alessandro Melis teaches sustainable design; and His specialist teaching, supervisory and research interests are in the fields of climate design, radical theory and criticism, extreme architecture, sustainainible urban strategies and conservation. He has been a guest professor in istitutions such as die Angewandte Vienna, the Anhalt University Dessau, and the University of Sassari. He has been honorary fellow at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and lectured in Florence, Rome and Perugia amongst other cities. He has written several books, articles and essays published in Europe and USA. In 1996 he founded Heliopolis 21, an international firm based in Italy (Pisa) and Germany (Berlin). H21 received a number of awards and its projects have been widely published in international magazines such as GA Documents (Tokyo).