Gabriele Oropallo

Gabriele Oropallo is a Senior Lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies at the School of Art, Architecture and Design. He is also a PhD Admissions Tutor in Design and Technology.

Black and white portrait of Gabriele Oropallo in front of a wall

Gabriele Oropallo holds an MA from University College London (UCL) and a PhD from the University of Oslo. He is a Senior Lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies and PhD Admissions Tutor in Design and Technology at London Met. He is also a Lecturer in Visual Cultures and Design History at the New York University, London. He previously taught Academic Practice at the University of the Arts, London and Design History at University College London.

  • Design
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Visual and Technological Cultures

In 2020-21, he is leading a dissertation studio on "Rewilding" and supervising PhD candidates in architectural history and design research.

Gabriele Oropallo has a wide range of publications, cited on Google Scholar

Gabriele Oropallo was a recipient of a Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie research fellowship for his work on the history of socially committed design. He was a co-investigator on a major five-year research project on the history of sustainability in design funded by the Norwegian National Research Council.

Gabriele Oropallo was a Trustee of the Design History Society between 2017-2020, a member of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Design History Network. He is also an expert member of the Reprise review panel for the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research.

Dr Gabriele Oropallo
Senior Lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies