Lucia Maffei is an architect and urban researcher from Italy. Her research is focusing on architecture as contingency, as it conceived in its social and political implications. Starting from this, Lucia aims to investigate on the nature of the architectural practice in relation with the recalibration of the urban praxis believing in the necessity of a continuous spatial research. Exploring this perspective, Lucia works in-between the process of re-thinking the traditional discipline of architecture and the notion of borders at the territorial scale as a spatial and virtual praxis of division – and thus as a prototype of biopolitical architecture. Recently, Lucia has experience of working in Palestine and Cambodia. The project aims to reveal as the spatial structure for the city planning process can be subverted allowing to reconfigure new ground of relations and new public and common functions.