Francesco Lipari is a Sicilian architect based in Rome.
Recipients of several prizes, including the Architizer People Choice Award 2014 and 2015 with an interactive garden called Sainthorto and a small auditorium for insects and humans named Wunderbugs, Francesco has been recipient of eight Maker Faire Europe merit, lecturer at MAXXI and MACRO museum and curator of various architecture projects.
He’s founding principal of OFL Architecture, an interdisciplinary architectural practice focused on emergent design processes through a design methodology that integrates architecture with other disciplines, redefining the relationship of the significant modern city and its current urban conditions (e.g. Memoria, a new parrish complex in Cinisi).
He’s also founding partner and artistic director of Cityvision, an original printed magazine and architecture platform with the aim of generating a dialogue between the contemporary city and its future image.
He was formerly senior architect at Fuksas office in Rome, Mad in Beijing and 3gatti in Shanghai.
He is one of the first architects involved in the sociological project Farm Cultural Park which aim is to turn, through contemporary art and architecture, the whole historical centre of Favara into the second tourist attraction after the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento.
Francesco’s work has been internationally exhibited and published including MoMA NY and WUHO Gallery Los Angeles that hold the first international exhibition Worlds of Cityvision.
He is managing the Pecha Kucha Night in Rome and since 2013 he’s been writing for Wired Italia.