Fulvio Irace (male), after being a researcher (since 1982) and associate professor (since 1988), since 2000 he is Professor of History of Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic, currently in service at the School of Design; he has also been a visiting lecturer and professor in some foreign universities (among which that of Princeton and the Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio).
Since the seventies he has organized art and architecture exhibitions in Italy and abroad and has been responsible for the Architecture sector of the Milan Triennale between 2005 and 2009.
He is very active in the advertising industry, having been editor of the magazines Domus (1980-86) and Abitare (1987-2007) and having collaborated with A + U, The Architectural Review, Casabella, Lotus, Ottagono and Op.Cit. Since 1986 he has also been a columnist for the architecture of the Sunday supplement of the daily newspaper Il Sole 24 ORE. In 2005 he received the ANCE-IN / ARCH National Award “Bruno Zevi” for a Mass Information Service for his article Behind the media wall published in Il Sole 24Ore of 18 June 2000.
In 1980 Irace – together with Aldo Grasso and the director Giampiero Viola – curated for RAI a series of six documentaries on architecture entitled La tradizione ritrovata. Past and present in the new Italian architecture, then published in videotape in 1983; each episode is dedicated to a designer (respectively Paolo Portoghesi, Carlo Aymonino, Aldo Rossi, Vittorio Gregotti, the pair of designers formed by Roberto Gabetti and Aimaro Isola, Guido Canella) and presents drawings and models together with an original interview ‘architect.
His historical and critical research activity is characterized by numerous studies on the Italian architecture of the years between the two world wars and the post-war period, with numerous monographic works on the architects protagonists of that phase (for example Giovanni Muzio, Gio Ponti, Carlo Mollino, Franco Albini, Luigi Caccia Dominioni and Vico Magistretti) who have tried to deepen the relationship between international culture and local culture in the development of the idea of modernity in Italian architecture; he also touched on the themes of the contemporary project (for example with studies on Renzo Piano, Emilio Ambasz, David Chipperfield and Odile Decq) and architectural historiography.