Francesco Lipari is a Sicilian architect based in Rome.
Recipients of several prizes, including eight Maker Faire Europe merit and the Architizer People Choice Award 2014 – 2015 with the interactive garden Sainthorto and a small auditorium for insects and humans named Wunderbugs, Francesco has been recently awarded with the first prize for the New parish complex in Licata (AG) along with Calogero Giglia and Giuseppe Conti.
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, 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.
Francesco was formerly senior architect at Fuksas 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 has been lecturer in universities and festivals including MAXXI and MACRO museum in Rome and curator of several architecture projects.
His work has been internationally exhibited and published including MoMA NY and WUHO Gallery Los Angeles that hold the first international exhibition of Worlds of Cityvision.
He runs the Pecha Kucha Night in Rome and since 2013 writes for Wired Italia.