ma0 is an architectural design and research office established in Rome in 1996 by Ketty Di Tardo, Alberto Iacovoni and Luca La Torre. In the vision espoused by ma0, architecture is an interdisciplinary medium that is connected to its location, while designing implies operating in the area that occupies the ground between theory and practice, constantly picking up and learning from the feedback that derives from job assignments, competitions entered and lectures and seminars attended. As a result, every project becomes an opportunity to explore the relations between architecture’s form and its social function, which is an open, interactive, process-based tool. Projects completed by the office include the construction of a new library at the Scuola Lombardi in Bari, the Maria Grazia Cutuli School in Herat (Afghanistan), the restructuring of Piazza Risorgimento and the public gardens in Via Matarrese in Bari, and a square with an underground car park in Macomer, in Sardinia. ma0’s projects have won international awards and have been shown in such exhibitions as the Venice Architecture Biennale, Manifesta 3, Archilab Orleans and the first Beijing Architecture Biennale.