We are in a period of transition between eras, and the generation represented herein displays several unique characteristics. Each creative sphere sees the ongoing redefinition of its operational and theoretical boundaries, where cross-fertilisation has become the norm and the capabilities of the technology available often exceed their real practicability. In this context, so open to conceptual and operational experiment and investigation, architecture and design adopt new procedures in order to adapt to, and in some cases anticipate, the new trends of the market. The image of a professional hunched over a drawing board and immersed in solitary speculation has given way to a form of creative exchange based on the flows of digital communication. The ivory tower has been rebuilt as a tower of Babel, containing a multiplicity of languages and skills.
In this new paradigm, which Manuel Castells called the Information Age, the younger generation who left the faculties and institutes of design in times of recession attempt to open up new directions for the profession, experimenting in our local territory as often as they learn from experiences abroad or exchanges with the networks of international culture. In investigating the Lazio region, I have therefore attempted to represent a plurality of perspectives and to promote those experiences directed towards experimentation and to overcoming the limits imposed by academic, professional and productive reality. But above all, I have attempted to promote a modus operandi which views seeing and creating architecture and design as a collectively-constructed experience addressed constructively to the community. Because in a time of great potential but of equally fragile equilibrium, every action, every choice, must necessarily be examined from the point of view of its planetary, social and environmental consequences. Only in this way, by rediscovering the inherently political character that the transformative value of creativity possesses, can we once again participate, through the "project", in the realisation of a new idea of the world.
An architect, he trained at the Sapienza University in Rome where he obtained his PhD in Theories of Architecture. Before founding Piano B Architetti Associati in 2010, he worked as an architect in Rome, Paris and Madrid. He is also president of the nonprofit association Open City Roma and director of Open House Roma, an event which is part of the Open House World Wide network promoted in 31 cities worldwide. From design to research and promotion, his work is directed towards the study and narration of the city as incomparable layering of meanings.