Filippo Romano was born in 1968 and studied at the ICP International Center of Photography in New York, where he lived for a long time before moving to Milan. By nature a storyteller of cities, architecture and urban spaces, he has been partnering with Skira for several years and contributing to Abitare, Domus, Io donna, Dwell magazine, the Huffington Post and Newsweek. In 2007, he published the book Soleri Town about the work of the architect Paolo Soleri and won the Pesaresi/Contrasto Award with the OFF China photography project. He took part in the Guangzhou Festival in 2005, as well as in Lianzhou and in Rome in 2009, and his project 106 statale Jonica was featured in the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010. From in 2011, he has been working on a long-term project investigating the Mathare ghetto in Nairobi, which he showed in the exhibition Made in Slums in the Milan Triennale in 2014. In 2012, he showed his work on the Palladian Villas at the Palladio Museum in Vicenza, while in 2014 his project Found in Translation, looking into the relationship between Palladio’s architecture and Thomas Jefferson, was shown in the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.