Francesco Sebregondi (PhD)

Francesco Sebregondi is an architect and a researcher, whose work explores the intersections of violence, technology, and the urban condition. Since 2011, he is a Researcher and Project Coordinator at the independent research agency Forensic Architecture, as well as the co-editor of its first collective publication Forensis: The Architecture of Public Truth (Sternberg Press, 2014). In 2020 he completed his PhD at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London, where his research examined the architecture of the Gaza blockade. In 2017, he was a participant in The New Normal speculative design programme at Strelka Institute in Moscow. Since 2017, he is also a Research Fellow at UCL’s Centre for Blockchain Technology. Francesco’s writings have been published in journals such as the Architectural Review, Volume, Footprint, the Avery Review, or City, as well as in a number of edited volumes. He teaches design at Parsons Paris and the School of Architecture, Royal College of Art in London, where he is guest-curating the 2019/20 International Lecture Series. He has been invited to deliver talks and workshops in many international venues, and his work with Forensic Architecture has been widely exhibited worldwide. In 2019, in collaboration with queer theorist Jasbir K. Puar, he developed a major exhibition project titled “Future Lives of Return” for the inaugural edition of the  Sharjah Architecture Triennial. He lives and works between Paris and London.