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Davide Sacconi explores forms of buildings, cities, production and research through designs, exhibitions, books and pedagogical projects.

He is particularly interested in the political economic relationships that take place between architectural form and its modes of production, representation and use. Taking a position within this complex field of political and aesthetic relationships the architect has to take a position and rethink its role vis-à-vis the current planetary crises.

Davide graduated with honours at Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, earned his postgraduate diploma at the Berlage Institute of Rotterdam in 2011, and his PhD at the Architectural Association of London in 2022.

Davide has been teaching in UK since 2012 at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, including the MArch Urban Design at the Bartlett UCL, the BArch at University of Liverpool and the Syracuse University London Program, of which he has been the director for five years.

At the RCA he has run ADS10 since 2017. ADS10 explores the idea of a Savage Architecture: an architecture that is not merely shelter and comfort, nor display and reproduction of wealth, but rather the material and symbolic basis of mankind’s necessity to come together and engage in collective rituals. ADS10 searches for those unexpected urban conditions and collective rituals of knowledge production that, continuously surface as forms of resistance within the flow without end of urbanisation. ADS10 maintains that these practices demand a project: an architecture that could host and represent them in the public sphere as examples of another possible collective life.