Chiara Cesareo is an Italian architect passionate for citizens’ participation and bottom-up approaches to design inclusive and accessible cities. She began her university career studying Architecture with a specialisation in Archaeology at Polytechnic of Bari and graduated in 2017 in Genova pursuing her studies in the field of Urban Composition.
Her final research thesis “Experience-based transformation of the city: an approach to participatory planning. From sharing to co-production” was dedicated to the re-qualification of a park in Sestri Levante (Genova) that was rethought in collaboration with an architecture studio and the citizens, in order to become an inclusive park. Merging her interest in journalism, she has been doing an internship at IAAC for one year as Editorial Coordinator and Graphic Designer for the Research Institute magazine, IAAC Bits. Following her philanthropy nature, she collaborated in various projects of humanitarian architecture.