Carlo Ratti

Director of the Senseable City at MIT, USA & Founding Partner of the International Design Office Carlo Ratti Associati, Italy


Carlo Ratti teaches at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the Senseable City Lab, and is a founding partner of the International Design Office Carlo Ratti Associati. He graduated from the Politecnico di Torino and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, and later earned his MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK.

He and his firm have researched the ways in which new technologies, including digital sensors and portable devices, are changing both the built environment and everyday life. Two of his projects – the Digital Water Pavilion and the Copenhagen Wheel – were hailed by Time Magazine as “Best Inventions of the Year.” He has been included in Blueprint Magazine’s “25 People who will Change the World of Design” and in Wired Magazine’s “Smart List: 50 people who will change the world.”

He is currently serving as co-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Council on the Future of Cities and Urbanization.