Luigi Latini is a landscape architect and teaches Landscape Architecture in the Department of Architecture and Arts at the Iuav University in Venice. He has conducted research on landscape and gardens at the University of Florence, where he was awarded a PhD in Landscape Design in 2001; he has been associated with the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche in Treviso since 1998, and he is currently chairman of the Scientific Committee for Landscape Studies and the Carlo Scarpa International Prize for Gardens, and member of the board with the position of director.
In addition to carrying out his research and university teaching, he organizes and leads landscape design workshops and conferences, often at the international level. He has worked as a consultant, both in the field of cultural events and in landscape planning and design, taking up appointments for public bodies and cultural institutions in Italy and elsewhere.
In 2010 he became the founding member and president of the Associazione Pietro Porcinai, Fiesole.
He is the author of numerous studies on gardens and landscape, and of contributions to publications promoted by Italian and foreign universities. He is the author of Manuale di coltivazione pratica e poetica, Il Poligrafo, Padova 2017 (with Tessa Matteini), and he has recently edited Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy (with Marc Treib, Routledge, London 2017). For the “Memorie” series of Benetton Foundation he has jointly edited Scandinavia. Luoghi, figure, gesti di una civiltà del paesaggio (with Domenico Luciani, Fondazione Benetton, Treviso 1998, Curare la terra. Luoghi, pratiche, esperienze/Caring for the land. Places, practices, experiences (with Patrizia Boschiero and Simonetta Zanon. Fondazione Benetton, Treviso 2017) and Suolo come paesaggio/Soil as a Lanscape (with Simonetta Zanon. Fondazione Benetton, Treviso 2022).