Piero Medici is an architect, currently a researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft, and at the Master of Architecture, Fontys University of Applied Science, Tilburg. He is a founding partner of the architectural and urban practice CoPE, winner of the international competition Europan 14. Piero Medici holds a degree in Environmental Sciences (BSc in Venice), one in Architecture (BSc in Venice, MSc in TU Delft), and a PhD (international PhD in IUAV, TU Delft, ENSA Paris Belleville) His doctoral thesis focused on European sustainable housing and neighborhoods during the 1970s. He has fifteen years of experience working as a researcher, lecturer, architect, and environmental scientist in various academic institutions and practices, including UCL Bartlett, London, KABK Royal Academy, The Hague, Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Grimshaw Architects, London, and Superuse Studios, Rotterdam. The author of several publications, his research focuses on architectural approaches concerning sustainability, circular economy, degrowth, and the commons.