Born in Rome in 1992 and now based in Brussels, Dutch-Italian architect Steffie de Gaetano is dedicated to a research-driven, interdisciplinary approach that combines architecture, anthropology, and art framed through postcolonial and more-than-human lenses. Her work highlights the connections between modernity and colonialism, which have ongoing ramifications on our present-day social and environmental crises.
de Gaetano earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Architecture, Building, and Planning at the Technical University of Eindhoven. She also recently completed two postgraduate programs: Decolonizing Architecture Advanced Studies (DAAS) at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm as well as Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies at the KU in Leuven, Belgium.
"The dieDas Fellowship Program is a unique, once in a lifetime experience; you do not want to miss out!” —Steffie de Gaetano, Belgium, 2022 Fellow
In 2021, de Gaetano founded Studio Ditch, an artistic research practice focused on bridging environmental degradation to colonial legacies through traces left by material flows, organic matter, and beyond-human indices.
Steffie de Gaetano