Lorenzo Beretta studied at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Birmingham City University (UK) where he completed his Master of Arts in Interior Design with Distinction. He is now a Researcher at Birmingham City University (UK) completing his Ph.D. investigating the possibility for sound to be used as a material in Architectural Spaces. Lorenzo’s interests include spatial design, sensory architecture and the interactive processes user-space with particular regard to how sound manipulates user perception, cognition and behaviour.

Beretta, L. and Bailey, P. (2011) Places in Space: How multiple places can coexist within a single space through ambient perception. In Desearch Journal, 1(1). www.desearch.co.uk

Beretta, L. (2010) Sonic Materiality | the new frontier in the production of architectural spaces. In: Sound as Art – Sound in Culture. Sound in Theory – Sound in History, held 23-25 September 2010, Aarhus University, Department of Aesthetic Studies, Århus C, Denmark

Beretta, L. (2010) Sonic Materiality. In: Space: the Real and the Abstract, held 04-05 July 2010 at the Centre for Art, Design, Research and Experimentation (CADRE), School of Art and Design, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Guest Lectures
Beretta, L. (2010) Extended ephemeral materiality the use of alternative materials in spatial formation. Somerset College of Arts & Technology, University of Plymouth, Taunton, UK.

2010 – Ugly Lies, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK
2010 – Global Color Trend Forecast Pavillons – NEC, Birmingham, UK