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Ruggiero Galati Casmiro 2014 — 2019

Ruggiero Galati Casmiro +39 393 89 31 973 SOME THINGS I DO Architecture writing on OUI, QUI Magazine EXPERIENCE OUI, QUI Magazine, co—founder and publisher, 2018—today La Vincenzina, logo design, 2018 Bathrooms and kitchen, Private villa, Noto (IT), 2018 “Hortus conclusus”, Private garden, Catania (IT), 2018 “Rosso di lava”, Private garden, Catania (IT), 2018 Workshop “Incompiuto” with Alterazioni Video and CRAC, Reggio Calabria (IT), 2018 EDUCATION Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (IT) Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Granada (ES) EXHIBITIONS Welcome Day DArTe, Reggio Calabria (IT), 2019 MENO1 Maggio, Reggio Calabria (IT), 2019 AWARDS “Idee per la Città: riqualificare, rigenerare, progettare, un’occasione di sperimentazione progettuale e pratiche urbanistiche innovative”, Acri (IT), Honorable mention, 2017 “Urban-promogiovani”, XIX edition, Milan (IT), Honorable mention, 2017 PUBLICATIONS OUI, QUI Magazine, Issues 1—3, 2018—2019 “Tutto in famiglia”, Ville e casali, Issue 8, Edizioni Morelli, 2018

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Private villa, Noto (IT) 2018

“Using limestone and plaster instead of concrete, the bathtub and shower cubicle have been built into the bathroom.” “Tutto in famiglia”, Ville e casali, Issue 8, Edizioni Morelli, 2018

“The antique wall mounted plate rack adds a pop of colour to the otherwise very earthy colour scheme. The table is an antique tailor’s table.” “Tutto in famiglia”, Ville e casali, Issue 8, Edizioni Morelli, 2018

Ceramic tiles from Caltagirone, Sicily (IT)

An 18th century barn door leads into the kitchen

OUI, QUI Magazine

Editorial project with Lorenzo Arlia, Claudia Giorno, Mario Idone and Arianna Isola 2018—today

“Riesci a vedere cosa c’è qui?”( Can you see what’s in here?) Promotional campaign for OUI, QUI Issue 1 2017

Cover, “OUI, QUI Magazine”, Issue 1, 2018 OUI, QUI. “Yes, here”. Why not? Why not here? What’s happening here? What is not happening? Whatever it is, let it happen. Here. Something may have already, other not, gestures for remaining a little still that less. OUI, QUI is a free of charge magazine, available both on paper both on display, based between Reggio Calabria, Bologna and Madrid. OUI, QUI is an image of a future in process, in a context where to envision a future is far from simple, where the connection with our homeland is more and more labile, the comparison with somewhere else more and more feared. Our magazine is intent to focus on what there is and what, on the contrary, there is not, facing external realities of which we are, and we have been, first-hand witnesses. In order to do this, we will pull together architecture and visual arts, creating a new vision for our territory, South Italy. We consider this magazine as a laboratory of ideas and concepts to add value to our homeland. What about you, can you see what’s in here? Oui!

Editorial, “OUI, QUI Magazine” Issue 1, 2018

Printed copies, “OUI, QUI Magazine”, Issue 2, 2018

“OUI, QUI Magazine”, Issue 3, 2019

“OUI, QUI: A retrospective”, Fortini Poggio Pignatelli, Reggio Cal. (IT) An exposition for “MENO1 Maggio” May 1, 2019


Academic work 2016—2017

1783 and 1908. Messina suffered the earthquake twice. But until now there is no trace of these events in the memory of the city. The idea is that the Museum of Messina should fill this hole, being an occasion to remember and to show people how the city was before earthquake: its evolution, its urban and architectural heritage have been lost. Messina has an historical identity linked with the sea, it’s the door to Sicily from who comes from the Italian mainland. The museum will be situated near “Cortina del Porto”, the waterfront designed by Giuseppe Samonà, next to Customs, and right in front of Hydrofolis Station where people from the mainland arrive to Sicily.

Ground plan and main faรงades of the Museum

The area right after the earthquake of 1908: wooden emergency housing

The different levels of the four blocks of the museum

The double height space allows the visitor to see maquettes of before-the-earthquake architectures, layered on a maquette of the city before 1908; the museum cafĂŠ and the view on the Strait of Messina


Academic work 2015—2016

La Tortilla is an old, abandoned mine site in Andalusia, Spain. The aim is to recover it by transforming it into a cultural centre. The new functions (a museum of the mine, a library, an auditorium) will be connected by means of two paths: a new paved one which pivots on a main square, and a path made of lights representing the old railway truck.

Existing buildings are connected by means of a new element

Inside the auditorium


Academic work with Claudia Giorno 2016—2017

Ferruzzano is an ancient village in the Grecanica area in Calabria (IT), and after a disastrous earthquake it was abandoned, most of its inhabitants moved to the coast (Ferruzzano Marina).


Academic work 2017—2018

South Messina is that part of the Sicilian city that goes from the railway station to Fiumara Gazzi, very close to the city centre and overlooking to the Strait of Messina. Today is an industrial area, this is due to General Urban Plan Development (P.R.G.) made by Luigi BorzĂŹ in 1911, which was entrusted the task to redraw the city after the 1908 earthquake. The relationship between this area and the sea, although close to the coast, is weak, both due to its designated use and to the presence of the railway line between Messina and Catania. This part of the waterfront is 2 kilometres long and the decay of industrial facilities is evident and few of these are active nowadays.

The main square

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View from the stairs in the courtyard

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The common spaces


YAC Competion with Claudia Giorno 2018





Academic work with Claudia Giorno 2016—2017

The number of migrants in Italy is constantly growing (2013-14 +142%, 2014-15 +37%, 2015-16 +36%) and most of those who arrive in Calabria and Sicily (Eastern Mediterranean route) come from Gambia, Mali, Eritrea, Nigeria and Somalia.

kitchen3 is a temporary, reversible structure that can be moved from a place to another. This project aims to guarantee integration between different populations by means of cuisine. Food is a fundamental element of each cultural identity and cooking can be a moment to relate with other people.

Sant’Alessio in Aspromonte is a little town on the mountains of Calabria, that is part of the national SPRAR network (The Protection System for Asylum Seekers and Refugees), where immigrates and local people live together in perfect harmony.


ARCHA competition with Claudia Giorno 2019

The city is completely flooded because of the global pollution such as to register an increase in temperature of 4 °C. The zero quota in 2019 is now the altitude -30 m below sea level. The bell towers and the lanterns of SS. Redentore, San Marco, Basilica della Salute, are nothing more than small artificial rocks that rise from the blue lagoon. The Venetians, in order not to leave their native island, rebuild a new city on Venice (the one known until the 21st century, of course), using the roofs of their houses as foundations for the new ones. The monuments of the previous Venice, or better, only those that emerge from the sea, remain as such, bearing witness to what it was. Now a new city made of iron and steel stands, next to the classicism of the Venetian past.


Logo design for a Sicilian farm with Giulia Galati Casmiro and Claudia Giorno 2018

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