Gerardo Semprebon, architect, is PhD candidate @ Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, and @ Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Design. His research focuses on architectural design strategies for the revitalisation of rural settlements in China. After the scientific diploma, he attends the Politecnico di Milano and in 2013 graduates in Architecture. Since then he has carried out both didactic and design activity, at the competition, professional and research level, reporting mentions and acknowledgements. Since 2019 he is research fellow at Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of Politecnico di Milano. In 2019 he is visiting scholar at the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Urban Design (UDC) of Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA). In the same year he has been awarded with the “Ermenegildo Zegna Founder’s Scholarship.” In 2017 he has been awarded with the 2nd Prize for the International Design Competition for the requalification of Seriate’s historic center. Since 2017 he writes for the Italian technical architectural magazine YouBuild. Since 2017 he is member of the Sino-European Partnership Project in Urbanization. Development programming for Zhangyang Village, Hanjiang, Putian, Fujian Province. Since 2017 he is member of the Association of the Italian Scholars in China (AAIIC) | 中国意大利学者协会. His research is published on indexed national and international journals, like Techne – Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment (Italian A-core journal), Studies in History and Theory of Architecture sITA (A&HCI), Frontiers of Architectural Research (A&HCI).