Giancarlo Mazzanti (1963, Barranquilla, Colombia) is the founder and principal of El Equipo de Mazzanti, a Colombian design studio specializing in socially driven architectonic design and academic research. With over twenty-five years’ experience, the studio has gained wide national and international recognition. The studio’s practice is characterized by open, collective and non-hierarchical working processes. It aims to contribute towards social transformation and wellbeing, devising detailed contextual research and involving local actors throughout its design processes.
Mazzanti has taught in several Colombian universities and at Princeton, Harvard and Columbia. His work is exhibited in MoMA’s and Pompidou’s permanent collections.