Marcello Barison

Marcello Barison
Collegiate Assistant Professor
Gates-Blake 318

Marcello Barison received his BA and MA at the University of Padua (Italy). His thesis (MA dissertation), which then turned into his first book (La Costituzione metafisica del Mondo), concerns the concept of world in the contemporary German thought. From that work, also owing to an annual stay at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, he explored twentieth-century German philosophy more and more thoroughly, especially devoting his attention to the figure of Martin Heidegger. He completed his doctoral studies at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (SUM) in Naples in collaboration with the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. In addition to lectures and publications focusing on twentieth-century continental philosophy, he has written on contemporary art, literature, and architecture. In the academic years 2011-13 he was adjunct professor of Aesthetics at the University of Ferrara (Faculty of Architecture). Starting in January 2013, he was a visiting scholar at the Philosophy Department of Columbia University-Barnard College (New York) and was visiting adjunct professor during fall semester 2013. He was then 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies, Southeastern Europe (CAS SEE, University of Rijeka, Croatia).

Marcello is currently working on two research projects. The first aims at developing an actual philosophy of architecture that, on a conceptual basis, discusses the fundamentals of the architectural practice, its aesthetic implications, and the character of the peculiar Weltanschauung implied by each single architectural model. The second one is devoted to transcendental cosmology; there he proposes an emergentist, cosmological concept of the transcendental by interpreting it as a self-organising morphogenetic structure, independent from the articulation of subjectivity and its a priori categories.

In the last decade Marcello has constantly been performing a professional pictorial activity too. Some of his works are in private collections in the United States and Europe (