Tiziano Aglieri Rinella (b. 1971), architect, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Architecture and Interior Design at American University in the Emirates (Dubai). Previously, he has been teaching as Assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts of IULM University in Milan (2009-2015) and at Al Ghurair University in Dubai (fall 2015-winter 2018). Former MARC 2002 fellow (Alvar Aalto Academy) and awarded the Le Corbusier Foundation grant (2002-2003), his scholarly interests have a special focus on the heritage of the Modern Movement in architecture and in interior design trends for hospitality and exhibition design. He is UNESCO consultant in the Middle East. Author of more than 50 publications amongst books and articles, he is a frequent speaker at international conferences.