Alessandro Tersigni is a writer and researcher at ERA Architects. Before joining the heritage world, he spent almost a decade as an arts journalist and cultural critic. His work has appeared in The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica, Literary Hub, and more. Alessandro holds an MA in Cultural Reporting and Criticism from New York University.
Previously a research project manager at the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario’s Toronto branch, where he directed the organization’s TOBuilt database of buildings, structures, and human-made heritage landscapes, Alessandro led a city-wide survey of detached houses built between 1940 and 2000 in Toronto’s former boroughs and helped document surviving prewar walk-up apartment buildings.
Alessandro is interested in heritage as both evidence of and impetus for diverse, specific dimensions of past and present cultures. He’s fascinated by the evolving relationship between the GTA’s marginal, in-between, counterintuitive heritage and its most celebrated landmarks. Georgian manors and suburban plazas excite him equally.
- writer & researcher
- New York University — Master of Arts, Cultural Reporting and Criticism
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