Francesco Carota


Francesco Carota, Ph.D, is Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture & Design, University of Kansas, and Affiliate Researcher at the China Room research group, Politecnico di Torino. His work focuses on the design and understanding of the intertwined relations that weave architecture and urban development process together, particularly in China and more recently in less developed countries. On these topics, he published a variety of academic articles and he coedited the volume China Goes Urban: The City to Come for Skira Editore. He was scientific director of the China Goes Urban exhibition at MAO (Turin) in 2020, co-curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 2018 Shenzhen Design Week, and co-curator of the exhibition Design Assemblies at the 2023 Singapore Design Week. He works as a licensed architect, and he is the cofounder and principal of the architecture and design firm Calibro Zero Srl. His work appeared in different media sources, and among the many the Italian magazine Domus, the Singapore based d+a Design and Architecture, the fashion magazine Vogue and the architecture platform Archdaily.