He lives and works in Milan.
He defines himself as a “researcher” in visual arts and communication. He has communicated his research through many exhibitions in Italy and abroad. He curated several exhibitions at the Milan Triennale, the Venice Biennale, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon, the FRAC Centre in Orléans, the international Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, the Ragghianti Foundation in Lucca.
He won the Compasso d’Oro award in 1979.
His research experience in architecture and design brought him to develop themes such as “Telematic Home” (MoMA, New York, 1972 – Fiera Milano, 1982), “Relationship between Real Space and Virtual Space” (Milan Triennale 1979, 1992), “Neo-eclectic Home” (Abitare il Tempo, 1990), “Bathing Culture” (Cattolica Cultural Centre, 1985/95).
Through his works (objects) and documents (editor of the magazines IN, Progettare Inpiù, Fascicolo, Area, Abitare con Arte, Artigianato), he has always upheld a design full of meaning: a “territorial design” against the internationalist design.
UGO LA PIETRA