Gaia Institute La Maddalena: About Us

We are a group of co-workers with different education experience and culture. We have the same passion for teaching and sharing our experiences and knowledge. Our goal is to provide the best service regarding quality during the stay at Gaia Institute. For us is very important that the student lives the GAIA experience.

Our slogan is "I Live"

Our Group

Giuseppe Angelo Spinetti

Director & Founder

I obtained my major degree in Architecture at the University of Florence in 1999. I have worked as an architect since 2002. During 2007 and 2009 I was also professor at the Architecture School at Universidad de Monterrey and ITESM, at Monterrey Mexico. In 2009 I participated as mentor at Università di Alghero. From 2010 to 2012 I worked as architect at Parco Nazionale Arcipelago di La Maddalena. Since 2009 I’ve organized GAIA Architecture & Landscape Workshop.

Birthdate: November 30
Zodiac: Sagittarius
Motto: When you stop learning, you stop living
Hobby: Kayak, Tennis, Cooking

Valeria Pace

Collaborator, Language Program Director

I studied literature and foreign languages at Università degli Studi della Basilicata. I have always been interested in Spanish culture and language, I studied one year at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. I also worked several years for Alitalia as flight assistant where I conserved my passion for foreign languages. In 2010 and 2011 I worked at Olbia- General Aviation organizing private flights. Nowadays I work as a translator.

Birthdate: March 12
Zodiac: Pisces
Motto: The most important things in life aren’t things
Hobby: I do a bit everything. Of what I like, I do a little more

Giancarlo Rossi “loco”

Collaborator. Logistics and extracurricular activities

I live at La Maddalena since 1990. I am really passionate about outdoor activities. For 10 years I’ve been practicing mountain bike. Other outdoor activities I frequently do are kayak, trekking, free climbing, swimming, snorkeling. I enjoy organizing excursions and being in contact with people. I know well the Archipelago of La Maddalena. Since 2009 I have collaborated with the logistics for Gaia workshops.

Birthdate:September 1
Zodiac: Virgo
Motto: prepared!

Hobby: stay with friends, gardening, brewing, kayak

Marcello Sechi

Collaborator. Accommodation manager

I obtained my major degree in Economics at Cagliari´s University in 2003. In 2004 I worked for TecnoFor di Cagliari as informatics professor for several Sardinian schools. I have also imparted several courses in informatics. Since 2009 I have collaborated in organizing Gaia International Architecture Workshop at La Maddalena.

Birthdate: January 6
Zodiac: Capricorn
Motto: nihil difficile volenti
Hobby: tennis, soccer, music, cooking, photography & cinema.

Jaime Garcia

Comunicazione e Marketing

I obtained my major degree in Architecture at Universidad de Monterrey (UdeM) Mexico in 2012 with a minor degree in landscape & urbanism. During 2009 and 2010 I studied at the Politecnico di Torino, Italia. A year after, in 2011, I did my internship at Parco Nazionale Arcipelago di La Maddalena. Since 2010 I´ve been collaborating as co-worker with the Gaia Architecture Workshop held every year in the sardinian archipelago of la Maddalena.

Birthdate: January 29th
Zodiac: Aquarius
Motto: No risk, no gain.
Hobby: soccer, music, sea.

Massimo Ciantelli

Collaborator. Photography

I obtained my major degree at Istituto Tecnico Statale Gaetano Salvemini of Florence in 1990. I have worked as an architect since 1995. From 2001 to 2003 I specialized in 3D computer design. Since 2004 I work as project designer and photographer at Monterrey Mexico.

Birthdate: June 16
Zodiac: Gemini
Motto: If you don't approach, you can't touch
Hobby: World War II’s battleship, body building, boxe

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