Riccardo Conti

Executive Director / Catalytic Action

London (UK)

Riccardo is an architect and urban designer, director and co-founder of the not-for-profit design studio CatalyticAction (www.catalyticaction.org). His recent work focuses on tackling the refugee crisis in the Middle East and in Europe through spatial interventions. He has experience in research, design and planning in different countries such as Kenya, Cambodia, Italy, Germany, Poland and the UK. He holds an MSc from University College London (UCL) in Building and Urban Design in Development. In 2012 he co-founded the project “Mathare River” (www.mathareriver. wordpress.com) in Nairobi where he also worked as a researcher and field project manager for an international NGO. His design approach has always investigated various people-centred design approaches.

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