Born in Milan in 1970, Gaia Redaelli spent a period studying at the University of Seville before graduating in Architecture from Milan Polytechnic, the same university where she also took her Doctorate in Architectural and Urban Design, with a thesis that was published in the book Paesaggi invisibili (Milan, 2007). From 2003 to 2012, she taught at the Polytechnic and was also Visiting Professor at the universities of Mexico City, Oporto, Madrid, Seville, Cadiz, Santiago del Chile and Salvador de Bahia, as well as in the Masters course in Urban Regeneration and Social Innovation at the IUAV in Venice and in Urban Design at the ETSA in Seville. From 2003 to 2012, she directed the Cordoba Foundation for Contemporary Architecture, a non-profit structure that studies urban and architectural transformations as they happen. From 2012 to 2015, she was Director General for Renewal of the Cityscape, of Buildings and of Architecture at the Ministry for Public Infrastructure and Civic Construction with the Regional Government of Andalusia. She has been a partner at Redaelli Speranza Architetti Associati since 2007.