Fabiana Toni graduated in 2001 at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence, Italy. During her studies she enjoyed external traineeship in the USA and The Netherlands as extension of the exchange programs she was part of. Her student work was acknowledged internationally: in 2001 she took part at the X Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean in Sarajevo, Croatia, and her graduation project was selected to participate to the Archiprix International in 2003. Once graduated she moved to the Netherlands where she worked in various architectural offices on housing projects and public buildings, among others Jeroen Schipper Architecten (JSA) and Erick van Egeraat (EEA).
In 2006 she founded FT STUDIO in Rotterdam, active in the field of architecture and landscape design and focused on environmental and sustainable development issues. At the same time she established a collaborative relationship with the Department of Landscape Architecture of TU DELFT (NL), as a researcher supporting Clemens Steenbergen and Inge Bobbink. Her work is part of the book “Metropolitan Landscape Architecture”.
She currently holds the position of design teacher at BK, TU Delft, in the Bachelor in Architecture and in the Master in Landscape Architecture. Her central focus is the interrelationship between architectural form and landscape, intended not only as territory but also as living process. Basing her work on quantum physics and epigenetics, she is exploring new ways of “feeling” nature and “re-connecting” to it, in the conviction that this is probably the most important theme to address in such a challenging society as the one we live in. This involves spatial perception but also goes beyond it. The way landscape is perceived is also related to our memory, emotions, beliefs. Landscape is a cultural product and because of this changing the concept of beauty we developed during the Anthropocene is an urgent matter. Only in this way it will be possible to elaborate new symbiotic ways to develop together with nature instead of by exploiting it.