Morgan Franklin

Humanities Writ Large Fellow
Class of 2014 | Major in Mechanical Engineering

I am currently a Duke University senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering, with a specific interest in design and analysis of the built environment. Throughout my academic career, I have gained experience through both an internship in building design and significant coursework utilizing 3D modeling software. These studies have been augmented by a semester spent in London, UK, where I explored the development and influences of the city’s early architecture.


Venice Virtual World

Visualizing Venice

Marina Frattaroli

Wired! Fellow
Class of 2019 | Major in Art History & Religious Studies

Marina is from Dallas, Texas, and intends to double major in Art History and Religious Studies. She became involved in the Wired! Lab after taking Gothic Cathedrals with Caroline Bruzelius and is currently working on the Alife arch project. She is also involved with the Nasher as a member of Nasher MUSE.


Alife Arch App

Ludovica Galeazzo

Postdoctoral Associate

Ludovica Galeazzo is an architectural and urban historian whose research focuses on Italian architecture of the Early Modern Age. She is currently a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies where she works on the project A portrait of Venice.

During the last few years she has engaged with digital humanities, with a special interest on new technologies (GIS system, geo-spatial mapping techniques and 3D modeling) applied to urban history in order to explain evolution of place and space over time.

From 2011 she is a member of the international research Visualizing Venice (, and she has been involved in several projects about the Accademia, the water and food supply in the lagoon system, and the Venetian Ghetto.

Galeazzo graduated from the University Iuav of Venice in Architecture with honors in 2010 with a thesis on Montepulciano (Siena) and city museums in small towns. In 2014 she received a Ph.D in History of Arts at the Doctoral School Ca’ Foscari-Iuav with a dissertation on the development of the insula of Gesuiti in Venice from the second half of the 15th century to the end of the Venetian Republic.

She is author of several articles about the Venetian urban and architectural history, and she is going to publish her dissertation with the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti.



A Portrait of Venice

Visualizing Venice

News & Events

Visualizing Venice: The Ghetto of Venice

Visualizing Venice: The Biennale & The City

Visualizing Venice: The City & The Lagoon

Visualizing Venice: The Ghetto of Venice

Visualizing Venice: The Waters of Venice



Sara Galletti

Associate Professor of Art History
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Sara Galletti is an Associate Professor of Art and Architectural History. She received a joint Ph.D. in the History of Architecture and Urbanism from the Université de Paris IV–Sorbonne and the Università IUAV of Venice. Her main field of research and teaching is the history and theory of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century architecture in France. Her first book, “Le Palais du Luxembourg de Marie de Médicis, 1611-1631,” was recently published by Éditions Picard (Paris, 2012). She is currently working on two projects: (1) “Practice into Theory: Philibert Delorme, the Premier Tome de l’Architecture (1567), and the Profession of Architecture in Early Modern France,” which analyses the connections between architectural theory and practice in fifteenth- to seventeenth-century France; and (2) “Paris of Waters,” which focuses on the impact of water on the demographic, social, architectural, and urban development of the city of Paris through time.


Chateaux of the Loire Valley


Mapping Stereotomy

Paris of Waters

Francesco Gangemi

Scientific Assistant, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck Institute for Art History

Francesco Gangemi is the Scientific Assistant at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck Institute for Art History, in Rome. He was trained both as art historian and as archivist, and received a Ph.D. in History of Medieval Art from the Sapienza University of Rome. He has been awarded Post-Doctoral Fellowships from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, and from the Italian Academy at Columbia University in New York.

Francesco specializes in medieval architecture and sculpture in central and southern Italy. His recent projects focus on the relationship between the Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen and sacred architecture, especially in the Adriatic area, and on the post-disaster landscape of cultural heritage, with special reference to the built environment affected by the recent earthquakes in central Italy.


The Medieval Kingdom of Sicily Image Database

Lucas Giles

MA Candidate in Historical & Cultural Visualization | Class of 2016

Lucas Giles is a first year MA student in the Historical and Cultural Visualization program. He has a first-class BA in Art History with Italian from the University of Warwick in the U.K. His main academic interest is the art and architecture emanating from the Italian peninsula during the 13th and 14th centuries, particularly in Naples and Venice. He has spent a year in Naples studying at the University of Federico II and a semester in Venice as part of the Warwick in Venice program.


Alife Arch App

St. Chiara Choir Screen

Venice Interactive Visual Atlas

Andrea Giordano

Professor, University of Padua

Andrea Giordano is a full professor at the University of Padova (IT), member of the VV – Visualizing Venice Steering Committee, and coordinator of the project’s interoperable 3D modeling and representation.

His research focuses on new tools for the visualization and multimedia representation of architectural and urban transformation, geometric-configurative interpretations of architectural surfaces, and representational codes for verifying landscape design. He is the coordinator of the Architecture and Engineering program at the University of Padova, where he heads the Laboratory of Drawing and Representation (LDR) and the Laboratory of Information Modeling (LIM) at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile ed Ambientale (ICEA). He is also responsible for the survey, representation, and digital rendition of the university’s campus. He has published several essays on the theory and history of methods of representation, dealing, most recently, with the use of ICT for research in the field of representation.



Sta. Chiara Choir Screen

Visualizing Venice

Nikos Gkiokas

PhD Student in Art, Art History & Visual Studies

I am a PhD candidate focusing on Greek and Roman Art/Archaeology. My main area of interest is Archaic Greek sculpture and architecture. Other interests include cultural interactions in the late Bronze Age and Iron Age Mediterranean, ancient religiosities in the Aegean and Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to Christianity, reception of antiquity in the medieval Byzantine Empire and modern-day Greece, theory of art history and archaeology. I have worked and volunteered in various archaeological fieldwork projects (Azoria, Methoni, Meganissi, Gaudos, Eleftherna, Kos, Arcadia, Athens, Salamis, Piraeus, Agios Georgios, and Volos). Currently, I am working on the Digital Athens Project in the Wired! Lab.


The Art & Archaeology of Ancient Athens


Digital Athens

Sinan Goknur

PhD Candidate in Visual and Media Studies

Sinan Goknur is a practice-based Visual and Media Studies PhD student at Art, Art History and Visual Studies Department. In addition to his practice in media production and design, Sinan’s intellectual interests include contemporary art theory, modernity/coloniality critique, global epistemologies of resistance, and critical technology studies.


Wired! The Lives of Things


The Lives of Things

Alex Gordon

Wired! Fellow
Class of 2017 | Major in Visual Arts, Minor in Art History

My name is Alex Gordon, and I am majoring in Visual Arts with a minor in Art History. I am involved with the Operating Archives project, specifically digitizing Renaissance anatomical flap books.


Operating Archives