Carlo Ratti

Pioneering Architect & Engineer, Founder SENSEable City Lab, MIT

Fee Range: €€/$$ 10.000-20.000
Languages: English, French, Italian

*Fee ranges are an estimation for a live keynote speech in an European venue, they can vary significantly depending on the specific requests of the clients, the type of performance, the preparation time and the travel time which is requested. Travel and accommodation costs are not included.


Carlo Ratti is a civil engineer and architect and a professor at the MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the SENSEable City Lab, which explores the “real-time city” by studying the way sensors and electronics relate to the built environment.


His projects use data gathered from sensors to actually create dazzling new environments. The Digital Water Pavilion, for instance, reacts to visitors by parting a stream of water to let them in.


Carlo has given talks around the world on the theme of Smart Cities, his work has been exhibited in international venues, such as the Venice Biennale, New York’s MoMA, London’s Science Museum and Barcelona’s Design Museum.


Carlo Ratti grew up in several European counties and graduated in engineering at the École Nationale des Ponts en Chaussées in Paris and the Politecnico di Torino.

He also earned a MPhil and PhD in architecture from the University of Cambridge.


What he offers:

Carlo provides a fascinating view of the technologies he has been developing. He brings his own unique perspective on how he uses interesting media to create flexible, interactive structures and visuals.


  • Smart Cities
  • The rediscovery of Wonder
  • Architecture that senses and responds
  • The future of Architecture
  • Senseable City Lab Projects

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