Rebecca Carrai (Italy, 1992) is a PhD researcher at KU Leuven University and visiting scholar at the Architectural Association of London.
Before working her PhD project The IKEA House, she graduated with honours at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence with a thesis in the history of architecture entitled Finn Juhl, architect which offered the first comprehensive overview of the neglected architectural works by the Danish architect and designer and of his visions on domestic space. A recipient of the Erasmus plus scholarship, Rebecca worked for the Danish firm BIG in Copenhagen. Afterwards, she joined the research department of the architectural practice Archea Associati and the editorial staff of its magazine Area, while working as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Architecture of Florence. Through her academic and training experiences, she has gradually developed a keen interest in domesticity and its evolution. She conceives the phenomenon not only as an architectural issue but also as a social and cultural one, continually changing and adapting to contemporary circumstances and thus always expressed through different forms of media and representation.