Matera 2019

Born in 1987 in Latina (LT), Tommaso Cayro Santoro holds a degree with honours from the Sapienza University of Rome with a dissertation on architectural planning on the Campidoglio 2 in Rome. While he was still a student, he undertook work experience at the London studio ORproject where he studied the methodologies used in parametric architecture. At the same time, he founded the cultural association Archistart in which he still plays a role as a designer and a coordinator of planning and self-construction workshops focusing on urban regeneration.

After graduating, he took part in the first workshop organized by the OPEN DESIGN SCHOOL with the Matera Basilicata 2019 Foundation. After that, together with other young designers, he set up Archistart Studio where he plays a major role in office interior design, managing projects like IBM, Carta Si and Copernico on behalf of Il Prisma of Milan.

In 2018, his project 'reDesign' won the PIN (Pugliesi Innovativi – Young Innovative People in Puglia) competition run by the Region of Puglia.

At present, he is project manager of the Lumen Social Light project for Matera Basilicata 2019 Foundation.