Francesco Careri: The City at One to One Scale

a group of people around a small fire in a group of rocks under an overpass
photo / Francesco Careri
view between two huts set on a hill overlooking an informal settlement
photo / Francesco Careri
photo / Francesco Careri photo / Francesco Careri

Cornell in Rome Spring 2019 Lecture Series

Francesco Careri is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at Roma Tre University. In 1995 he founded the urban art laboratory Stalker/Osservatorio Nomade, and, in 2009, Laboratorio Arti Civiche, an interdisciplinary research group that searches for a creative interaction between citizens and the built environment they live in. His main focus now is on informal urban settlements, exploring critical new possibilities of transformation in such contexts, especially through studies and proposals on the living conditions of the Roma people in Italy and Europe. Since 2006 he has run the Faculty of Architecture's module Civic Arts, a peripatetic laboratory grounded in the walking exploration of neglected urban areas. He is the director of the master's program studi del territorio (environmental humanities) at Roma Tre University. His publications include the books Constant. New Babylon, una Città Nomade (Testo and Immagine, 2001), and Walkscapes. Walking as an Aesthetic Practice (Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2002).