Franco La Cecla
Born in Palermo in 1950, Franco La Cecla is a renown anthropologist and architect. He has taught Anthropology in many European and Italian cities such as Palermo, Venice, Verona, Paris and Barcelona. He has worked as a consultant for the Renzo Piano Building Workshop and for Barcelona Regional. In his works Franco La Cecla focuses on the theme of organizing contemporary space between local and globalized areas.
In 2005 he founded the Architecture Social Impact Assessment, ASIA, an agency that evaluates the social impact of a architectural and city planning projects. In addition he has created several documentaries, one of which was a result of a collaboration with the Italian television, and that won the Coast Culture San Francisco Ocean Film Festival. Franco La Cecla has curated various festivals in Sicily as well as organizing exhibitions in Florence. To date he collaborates with newspapers such as "La Repubblica", "L'avvenire" and "Il Sole 24 Ore".