Raul Pantaleo /TAMassociati

With the participation of Matteo de Mayda presenting his video Zero Device.

11 May 2017

TAKING CARE – Designing for the Common Good

Fabrica is pleased to host Raul Pantaleo, architect and founder of TAMassociati, a design studio active in the fields of sustainable architecture, urban planning, landscape design, participatory processes, graphic design and social communications.

Matteo De Mayda is a visual artist focused on social projects and campaigns mixing sustainability with branded content.

The meeting between the director and TAMassociati happened in 2016 for the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice, during which Matteo directed the video “Zero Device” for the Italian Pavilion curated by TAMassociati.


Lecture in English open to the public

May 30, 2017 – at 6.30 pm

Fabrica Auditorium






Raul Pantaleo

Raul Pantaleo (Milan 1962) is an architect and co-founder of TAMassociati. He has designed and built several Emergency Health Centers in various African countries, receiving national and international awards and acknowledgments, including an Honorary Mention in the "The Architectural Review Awards for Emerging Architecture 2007", the Special Prize at the "ArchitekturXport Detail Prize 2009". In 2012 he won an honorary mention for the category Architecture and Emergency at the "Gold Medal for Italian Architecture 2012, the Milan Triennale”.

In 2013 with TAMassociati he won the "Aga Khan Award for Architecture" and the “Curry Stone Design Prize 2013” and in 2014 the “Zumtobel Group Award”. In 2014, TAMassociati were named "Italian Architects of the Year".

Raul Pantaleo has participated in architecture shows and exhibitions including: the 12th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale in 2010, "Italian Pavilion", "Afritecture"; Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich in 2013; "Africa Big Change Big Chance"; Milan Triennale in 2014.

With TAMassociati he was the curator of the Italian Pavilion at the "15th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition in 2016". And in 2016, he tutored the working group G124–Marghera of Senator Renzo Piano.

Raul Pantaleo has published: "Un Pisolo in Giardino", Elèuthera, Milan 2006, Reprint 2015; "Attenti all’uomo bianco", Elèuthera, Milan 2007; "Made in Africa", Elèuthera, Milan 2010; "Destinazione Freetown", with Marta Gerardi, Becco Giallo, Padua, 2012; "Vivere insieme cohousing e comunità solidali", edited by TAMassociati, Altreconomia, Milan, 2012; "Architetture resistenti" with Marta Gerardi and Luca Molinari, Becco Giallo, Padua, 2013; "Terre perse", with Marta Gerardi and Luca Molinari,  Becco Giallo, Padua, 2014; "La sporca bellezza", Elèuthera, Milan 2016; "Taking care - Designing for the Common Good" edited by TAMassociati, Becco Giallo, Padua, 2016.

Matteo de Mayda

I'm focused on social projects and campaigns mixing sustainability with branded content. Since 2005 I've been collaborating with many NGOs such as Emergency, Doctors with Africa, Greenpeace, LAV, Libera, Legambiente, World Health Organization and various international brands including Brooks England, Diesel, Telecom Italia, Illy caffè, Nike, Parmigiano Reggiano, Rai.

In 2008 and again in 2014 I was awarded the first prize and the Scholarship at the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation of Venice.
In 2012 I won the Silver Prize of the Italian Art Directors Club.
I've made documentaries in Italy, Uganda, Guatemala, Angola, China, India, Lithuania and the U.S.A. I've also published my work in The Guardian, Interview, Gestalten, Internazionale, National Geographic, Wired, Rolling Stone Magazine, Quartz, Pagina99, Domus, IL Magazine, Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, Sport Week and Vice.

In addition, I've participated in several collective and solo exhibitions, including the United Nations in Switzerland (2013) and the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice (2016).

Since 2013, I have tutored students in storytelling at IUAV, Venice’s university of arts, design and architecture.
Since 2016, I teach photography at the Art History and Performing Arts Department of La Sapienza in Rome.

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