Tesserae Dialogues #3 - Careri & Romito
Although we haven’t had any formal collaboration, since Lorenzo Romito and Francesco Careri co-founded the Stalker collective and Osservatorio Nomade in the early 90’s our paths have been often crossing, especially through the research of ogino:knauss, which developed in parallel during the same years and within similar cultural backgrounds and political agendas. Nomadic art practices, exploration of the residual territories of the metropolis, eastern and balkan routes, inclusion and participation of migrants, Roma culture, occupied spaces… these are only few of the fields of interest that we share with Francesco and Lorenzo, and that inspired to invite them for a new conversation of our Tesserae Dialogues series.
Francesco Careri (1966) is architect and Research Professor in the Dipartimento di Architettura of the University of Roma Tre. He is working on informal urban settlements, exploring innovative possibilities of intervention, in particular in Rome with critics and proposals about the living conditions of the Roma People. He teaches in the Faculty of Architecture in the course of “civic art” a peripatetic laboratory founded in the walking exploration of the neglected zones of the city and actually he is the Director of the Master MAAC_Master Arti Architettura Città. He is working actually with the LAC laboratory of Civic Art explorig the multicultural possibilities of Roma inclusion in the housing rights movement. He’s main publications are the books Constant. New Babylon, una città nomade, Testo & Immagine, Torino 2001; and Walkscapes. Walking as an aesthetic practice, Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcellona 2002, Einaudi Torino, 2006
Lorenzo Romito (1965) architect, independent researcher, curator, artist and activist, developed his work in between art, architecture and cultural / environmental / social / urban studies. Prix de Rome Architecte, Académie de France, Villa Medici, Rome in 2000-1 with the research project ”Xenobia: the city, the strangers and the becoming of public space”. His work has been exhibited and published worldwide in occasions such as the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2014, 2008 and 2000; Manifesta Biennale in Ljubljana in 2000; Rome Art Quadriennale in 2008; IABR Rotterdam architecture Biennale in 2008. He had many educational experiences on field, including teaching, walks, seminars and workshops with international schools like: T.U. Delft, I.U.A.V. Venezia, H.E.A.D. Geneve Art Academy, Parsons the New School of Design New York, H.F.G. New media school of Karlsruhe, E.T.H. Polytechnics of Zurich, Roma Tre University in Rome, HKK Fine Arts school Stockholm. Currentlty teaches at Naba, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti and Roma Tre Master in Environmental Humanities in Rome.
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