Marco Ferrario is the co-founder of MHS CITY LAB. An architect by training, Marco has a mind for creating workable solutions. An architect by training, Marco Ferrario in 2009 co-founded mHS CITY LAB, a social venture with a scope to develop solutions to alleviate the problems related to housing of urban poor. In the past years he focused on the development of a series of digital tools to democratise the access to professional construction assistance for low-income communities across the world.
His idea of creating mobile platforms to provide access to construction knowledge at scale is borne of his passion for elegant solutions that marry useful technology with valuable social outcomes. Marco has not only played hands-on project implementation roles, but also advocacy and advisory roles that have helped promote a multidisciplinary approach to urban inclusion.
Marco graduated from Politecnico di Milano in 2002. He has learnt about microfinanace and social business at Grameen Bank, worked as consultant for the World Bank and Habitat for Humanity International in the Philippines. The Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York selected two of his projects to be part of their 2011 exhibition” “Designing with the Other 90 percent.”