She was born in Milan, where she currently lives, but has also lived in Chile and in Paris where she studied and worked as an Architect. She has a degree in Sustainable Architecture, which deals with green design. Passionate about public spaces, their reutilization, and the process of self-building, Silvia has collaborated with Architects Without Borders in Milan. She worked on the creation of the first co-housing in Italy and believes in participatory architecture. After deciding to live with as little impact on the environment as possible, she started cultivating saffron in a field near Milan which is the key to making the best risotto alla milanese! Silvia believes that biking is an urban way of life, a perfect way to get around, and the ideal speed in which to see the world! She speaks English, French, Spanish, a bit of Russian and Italian of course!