The New Europe
Valentine Croci is a freelance journalist and PhD student at the Industrial Design and Visual Art Department of the Venice University of Architecture (IUAV). Valentina writes monthly for Italian magazine Ottagono, reviewing industrial design and architecture and has been on the editorial staff for three years. She is also a freelance contributor to the Italian quarterly architectural review Il Progetto. In 2001 she collaborated on the first issue of OP – a series of architectural monographs – about Santiago Calatrava. She has also written two Practice Profiles for Architectural Design about the Italian architectural firm 5+1 Architetti Associati (September/October 2004), and the Slovenian firm Bevc-Perovic Arhitekti (publication due in March/April 2005).