Italian architect Fabrizio Gallanti co-founded FIG projects in 2003 in Santiago de Chile together with Francisca Insulza. FIG projects explores the boundaries between architecture, urban research and visual arts and promotes interdisciplinary initiatives. Their practice includes architectural explorations, urban studies, writing and curatorial projects.

Gallanti holds a Ph.D. in architectural design from the Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy 2001) and an M. Arch. from the University of Genova (1995). In 1998 he was among the founding members of gruppo A12, a collective of architects dedicated to the hybridization of architectural design and visual arts, with which he collaborated until 2004.

Gallanti has taught in Canada, Chile, Italy, UK and USA. Between 2007 and 2011 he was the architecture editor at Abitare magazine and chief editor of the Abitare website. Between 2011 and 2014 he was the Associate Director Programs at the Canadian Centre of Architecture in Montréal, Canada. In 2014 he was the first senior Mellon fellow at the School of Architecture of Princeton University. He is a regular contributor to magazines such as Abitare, Interwoven and San Rocco. Gallanti currently teaches at the School of Architecture of McGill University in Montréal and the Architectural Association in London.

Fabrizio Gallanti will host together with Francisca Insulza the breakout session ’21 million cities’ which is presented by Embassy of Canada in Mexico