Director, SENSEable City Laboratory
MIT - Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Graduate, Politecnico di Torino and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris; MPhil and PhD, University of Cambridge, UK. Architect and engineer by training. Practises in Italy. Teaches at MIT and Director, SENSEable City Lab. Concurrently, Programme Director, Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, Moscow. Curator, 2012 BMW Guggenheim Pavilion, Berlin. Holds several patents. Co-author of over 200 publications; regular contributor to architecture magazine Domus and Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. Work exhibited worldwide at venues such as the Venice Biennale and the MoMA in New York. Presented at TED 2011. Recipient, awards and honours, including: one of Best Inventions of the Year for Digital Water Pavilion at 2008 World Expo, Time Magazine; one of the 25 People Who Will Change the World of Design, Blueprint Magazine (2010); one of 50 Most Influential Designers in America, Fast Company (2011).