Books: Francesca has made two books for AMBruno, both inspired by her work in climate change and sustainability. They address issues of urbanization, global warming and the disappearance of the Polar ice caps, drawing inspiration from her Arctic expedition with Cape Farewell in 2007.
With her books she offers a playful commentary on pressing environmental issues, by creating a dissonance of contrasting images. In her book Things you can do with icebergs, she draws humorous cartoons on acetate placed over photographs of icebergs to create new meanings, while in the book Under the Surface she juxtaposes images of buildings and icebergs. Although the relationship icebergs/buildings is not of physical proximity, buildings account for an estimated 40% of global carbon emissions and indirectly for the melting of the Arctic ice cap due to global warming.
Her books are hand bound with Chinese binding techniques and are available in small editions, signed by the artist.
Francesca Galeazzi is an artist and architectural engineer living in Shanghai, China.
In 2007 she was awarded a Masters in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. In her artistic practice she constructs multi-sensorial sculptural installations that engage the viewer by questioning the dynamics between physical and mental spaces. Her recent work focuses on issues of climate change and urbanization. She uses a variety of media, employing projection, sculpture, drawing, painting and performance.
Francesca lectures on environmental sustainability and climate change in architecture at major universities in Europe and China and is an invited speaker at international conferences and sustainability events globally.