Stalker, formerly known as Stalker Lab, is a collective of artists, architects, activists and others whose work focuses on the margins of the city. They work for and with those who are internally displaced, neglected and forgotten by formal civil structures.
The group takes its name from the deranged anti-hero of Andrei Tarkowski’s 1979 film “Stalker” and was founded in 1990 by a group of architecture students during an occupation of Rome University. Created as a response to the growing number of areas within Rome being neglected as a result of urbanization, privatization and capital-driven development, Stalker shies away from descriptions of themselves as “architectural,” as its members and collaborators have included artists, art historians, theoreticians, an astrophysicist, a geologist and a dentist.
Stalker is a Curry Stone Foundation Social Design Circle Honoree. Read more about it here.