Urban Fields @ Urbantranscripts: Rome, the accidental city 2011

We’ve been selected to show our performances at urban transcript: Rome, the accidental city 2011 next december in Roma.

Keep reading for the supenice review we had from the commitee…

Very interesting project overall with promising potential for architecture, site-specific art, urban activism and the related fields. ‘Live’, interactive, engaging, original, inspiring! Subject to multiple interpretations. Critically discusses issues related to non-programmed space, and its appropriation. Extremely well conducted and produced. Technical integrity and professionalism. Very ‘sharp’, highlighting the element of play, and how it alters a space. Makes an important point on how the definition of uses (planning basically) can transform and enliven an otherwise ‘spatially poor’ environment.

The playfulness of your work is its most fascinating part, its ability to invite us in, to play, through curious objects and devices, which are simple yet very efficient. Enhance the elements of surrealism and utopia in your work; make it a dreamlike urban playground!


// What is

UNPACKED Studio is a professional practice based in Rome (Italy) operating within the traditional fields of architecture and urban planning but also interested in exploring the contemporary through other creative approaches.

// What we do

UNPACKED Studio provides services in the fields of Design, Communication, Architecture, Urban Planning, Participatory Process, Innovative Education and Research.

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// Mission

UNPACKED Studio is a common ground for speculations over cross-fertilizing projects involving several professionals from diverse disciplines. We like experimenting cutting-edge approaches between digital and analog.

// Who we are

UNPACKED Studio has been founded by Daniele Mancini and Irene Rinaldi, both architects and educators.

Daniele Mancini is Ph.D. in Theory of Architecture. He worked in France at Jakob+ MacFarlane Architects and in The Netherlands at Wiel Arets Architects. He is currently involved in teaching activities at IED Istituto Europeo di Design di Roma.

Irene Rinaldi worked in Spain at De La Puerta Architects and in Italy at Schiattarella Associati where participated to the design of Italian Pavillon for the Japan Expo 2005 in Aichi (Nagoya)

UNPACKED Studio started in January 2005 thanks to the Young Entrepreneurs European funds “Sviluppo Italia”.