Massimo Santanicchia is an architect working across disciplines, associate Professor and Program Director in Architecture at the Department of Design and Architecture at the Iceland University of the Arts. Massimo emphasis, both in his work as a teacher and as architect, has been on the notion of citizenship and architectural education, and how citizenship can create new meanings and expand designers’ sense of responsibility. Massimo focuses on how minimal architectural and design interventions can deliver for the public good, foster systemic social and environmental change capable of contributing to the solution of the grand challenges that humanity is facing: climate crisis and social inequalit. Massimo holds three Masters degrees. An MArch from IUAV Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia; an MA in Housing and Urbanism from AA Architectural Association, School of Architecture in London; and a MSc in Regional Urban Planning Studies from LSE London School of Economics and Political Science. Massimo research’s subject areas include citizenship, systems thinking, and architectural education specifically how schools can help building collaboration and activism into their curricula.