Beppe Finessi is an architect (currently teaching at the Design Faculty of the First Architectural College of Milan), critic (on the editorial board of one of Italy’s most important architecture journals, Abitare, between 1996 and 2007) and researcher (he has curated and written for important exhibitions featuring the work of Bruno Munari, Angelo Mangiarotti, Vico Magistretti and Alessandro Mendini, as well as up-and-coming artists such as Fabio Novembre).

In recent years he has been engaged in research work on a long-term project, learning from art (Imparare dall’Arte), where he has investigated the relationship between visual arts and architecture. Piccole cose (Small Things) has been the design theme and the centre of his scholarly interests in another project, Vedere l’arcobaleno di profilo (Viewing
the rainbow from the side).