In cooperation with the architecture forum Baden-Württemberg and with schlaich bergermann partner, we arranged a lecture evening with the Italian architect Prof. Carlo Ratti in our store in Stuttgart. Many were interested in the lecture and the event was attended by more than 80 guests.
Director of the “Senseable City Lab” at MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge/ USA, and founder of “Carlo Ratti Associati” in Turin/ Italy, the acclaimed author contributes to numerous prestigious publications internationally. His work is transnational as well: already during his apprenticeship as an architect and engineer at the Politecnico di Torino, Turin / Italy and at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris / France as well as during his doctorate at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge / UK, he was moving within a field of tension between disciplines.
His latest projects and his numerous awards show that he kept on walking that road consistently. Carlo Ratti operates with the most modern methods of data processing and coding. His work aims at providing a base for future urban planning with thought provoking and inspiring questions regarding what moves cities and their residents, and what makes them a successful living environment. Moreover, he develops objects in the urban area that can communicate with their users.
Forbes Magazine put Carlo Ratti on their list of “Names You Need to Know” in 2011, Wired Magazine on their “Smart List 2012: 50 People who will change the world”. Carlo Ratti’s work is directive in times of urbanization, “big data” and accelerated change. In his lecture “Senseable Cities”, he gave us an insight into this issue, followed by a discussion.