Andrea Branzi (b. 1938) is the originator of numerous innovative ideas that have fueled Italian design since the late 1960s. In addition to being a founding member of Archizoom Group (1966-1974), Branzi is one of the radical theorists of Italian architecture who inspired an entire generation of architects such as Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhass, and Daniel Libeskind. In the 1970s and 1980s he was involved with circles of avant gardists such as the Memphis Group. An author and prolific critic, Branzi is one of the cofounders of the Domus Academy, the celebrated international school of design in Milan, where he was director and vice president for ten years.