Francesco Gurrieri, Florentine and Professor of Heritage Conservation at the Faculty of Architecture, is among the most careful protagonists in the international debate about the conservation of cultural and environmental heritages. He has been Dean of the Faculty of Architecture (1995-2000) and has held many roles, including that of Manager and Superintendent at the Ministry of Cultural and Environmental Assets (1965-81), representing the same Ministry at the Council of Europe. Expert ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), he has contributed to the recognition of the Historical Centre of Florence as a "Unesco World Heritage".
Man of technical but also of humanistic training, he has published many works related to architecture and others of prose and poetry. In 1981, he won the Guidarello Prize. He launched with Arnaldo Pini and Pierfrancesco Permoli «Il Portolano» magazine of fiction and literary criticism. He collaborates with the newspaper «La Nazione» and with Rai Tv 3.
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