Francesco Sebregondi is an architect and a researcher, whose work explores the intersections of violence, technology, and the urban condition.

In 2021, he founded INDEX, an independent expertise agency based in France. INDEX investigates allegations of State violence using new imaging and information technologies. Between 2011 and 2020, he was a Researcher and Project Coordinator at the independent research agency Forensic Architecture, as well as the co-editor of its first collective publication “Forensis: The Architecture of Public Truth” (Sternberg Press, 2014). In 2019, he completed a CHASE-funded PhD at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London, where his research examined the architecture of the Gaza blockade. In 2017, he was a participant in The New Normal speculative design programme at Strelka Institute in Moscow. His writings have been published in journals such as the Architectural Review, Volume, Footprint, the Avery Review, or City, as well as in a number of edited volumes.

Francesco is currently a research Fellow at EnsadLab in Paris. He previously taught design at Parsons Paris and the School of Architecture, Royal College of Art in London, where he was guest-curating the 2019/20 International Lecture Series. He has been invited to deliver talks and workshops in many international venues, and his work with Forensic Architecture has been widely exhibited worldwide. In 2019, in collaboration with Jasbir K. Puar, he developed the exhibition “Future Lives of Return” for the first edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial.

He lives and works in Paris.