Urban Tales Lab is a Research Platform investigating innovative narrative methods to design and communicate architecture.



Carla Molinari is Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the Leeds Beckett University. She has a PhD in Theory of Architecture (University Sapienza of Rome, 2016) and she has published on cinema and architecture, on the conception of architectural landscape and on the role of narrative in architectural representation. In 2016 she has been awarded the prestigious British Academy Fellowship by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and in 2014 she was the recipient of the Best Young Critic of ArchitecturePrize (presS/Tletter, Venice). Carla has recently published a monograph book, based on her PhD Thesis, Architecture in Sequence. Designing the space of experience (Quodlibet, 2018).


Marco Spada is a Lecturer in Architecture at University of Suffolk. He is an architect (ARB registered) and urban planner, holds a PhD in Theory of Architecture from University Sapienza of Rome, with a thesis on the industrial landscape. He was previously Honorary Associate at the University of Liverpool, where he studied the implications of post-industrial regeneration dynamics on urban and built environment. He carried out research activities in Rome, Tuscany, Poland, Kenya and the United Kingdom. Specialized in urban narrativity, sustainability and circular economy, he worked in Milan as Project Manager and Design Consultant. Recently he published a book, based on his PhD Thesis, Industryscape – Memory and project in reuse of industrial mega-plants (Aracne, 2018).