Francesco Carota

Portrait of Francesco Carota
  • Assistant Professor of Architecture

Contact Info

Marvin, room 410


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, Polytechnic University of Turin. His research, teaching and professional 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. In addition to academic publishing, he dedicated a great deal of effort to disseminating research and architectural culture to the broader public. He was scientific director of an exhibition on Chinese architecture and urbanization held at the MAO, Museum of Oriental Art in Turin, Italy, co-curator of the Italian Pavilion at the Shenzhen Design Week – 2018 Edition, and co-curator of the exhibition "Design Assemblies" at the Singapore Design Week - 2023. Other than carrying on academic activities, he works as a licensed architect, and he is the cofounder and principal of the architecture and design firm Calibro Zero Srl. His work and voice as a curator and designer appeared in different media sources, and among the many the Italian magazine Domus, the Singapore based title d+a Design and Architecture, the fashion magazine Vogue and the architecture platform Archdaily.