• Researches

    Child mortality
    Analysis of the main causes and consequences of infant mortality in southern Senegal, through data and interviews. Conception of projects for solving the problem.

    Demographic studies
    Research on the demographics and social, economic and health conditions of the villages benefiting from the Balouo Salo projects, to identify the major problems.

    Sustainable architecture and self-building process
    Research on construction practices with zero environmental impact, with natural materials founded on site. Self-construction process with local communities through community participation processes.

    Architecture for developing countries
    Designing in a developing country is a particularly complex issue, because we have to consider the social, cultural and economic dynamics, which architecture has to overcome and solve with sustainable, sensitive methods, respectful of places and identities.

    Development projects in Africa
    It explores the true meaning of development and the methods of implementing projects aimed at creating self-sufficiency and operational freedom to create a process of knowledge and awareness in communities.

    Sahel's drought
    From 1965 to 1970, the Sahel is flooded with a strong drought that has led to the deterioration of climatic conditions, the effects of which are also felt in the 2000s, causing innumerable environmental and humanitarian disasters. The drought that has caused the weakening of agricultural and water resources, than 1 million people have died.

    Casamance's hydrology, Senegal
    The Casamance basin is a remarkable hydrological wealth, endangered by the salt intrusion phenomenon. The particular morphological conformation of the terriotory makes it an environment rich in flora and fauna, as well as special micro-climate

    Salt phenomena in Casamance, Senegal
    Climate change produces in the Casamance River a salt intrusion phenomenon and the river becomes hypersalate, destroying the environment and changing the river ecosystem.

    Traditional local economy activities
    Local economic activities in southern Senegal are based on ancient traditions and a cultural process of knowledge transfer, as opposed to a globalization process. The study investigates those activities that are particularly related to traditions.

    Traditional cultures in Senegal
    Senegal is a country where peacefully coexist over 15 ethnicities, each having their own language, culture and traditions. The study investigates the origins and the intertwining of the various traditional ethnics and the events of particular importance, which constitute an incredible cultural richness.

    Diola's House
    The traditional house of Diola ethnic is a cultural and architectural wealth endangered by Casamance conflicts (1980-2004) and globalization. The study analyzes the Diola house in the cultural and architectural aspect.
  • Teachings


    Architecture and Humanitarian design
    Climatic Change
    Sustainable Architecture
    Community development & empowerment
    Human Rights & gender equality
    Protection of natural ressources
    Drought and climate change in SubSaharian Africa

    Teaching activities

    Dakar, Senegal, 2019 at Agricolture Ministry - International diplomacy and partnership
    Dakar, Senegal, 2019 at Agricolture Ministry - Bridge Dam against climatic change
    Tanaff, Sedhiou, Sedhiou, Senegal, 2019 - Natural materials in architecture
    Sedhiou, Senegal, 2019 - Architecture for development
    Sambacounda village,Sedhiou, Senegal, 201/19 - Water resource management
    Tanaff, Sedhiou, Sedhiou, Senegal, 2018 - Sustainable architecture activities workshop;
    C.A.R.A. di Mineo, Catania, Italy, 2017 - Atelier d'art et architecture, Memory Dindinya, 60 refugees beneficiaries;
    Sedhiou, Senegal, 2016 - Leçon dans les bureau technique technique, 35 beneficiaries;
    Tanaf, Senegal, 2015 - Leçon dans l’ecole 1 de Tanaf, 150-300 beneficiaries ;
    Sedhiou, Senegal, 2015 - Leçon dans l’ecole 1/2 de Sedhiou, 450-550 beneficiaries;
    Ziguinchor, Senegal, 2015 - Leçon dans l’ecole Dhiringho de Ziguinchor, 320-250 beneficiaries;
    Sedhiou, Senegal, 2015 - Leçon dans les villages de la vallée de Tanaf, 2500 beneficiaries;
    Catania, Italy, 2015 - Leçon aux élèves des écoles primaires, 150 beneficiaries;
    Catania, Italy, 2014 - Leçon aux élèves des écoles secondaries, 110 beneficiaries;

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  • Other Lectures & Conferences

    Mairie de Tanaff, Sedhiou, Seghiou, Senegal, 2018 - Building sustainable architecture;
    Chambre de Metier de Sedhiou, Seghiou, Senegal, 2018 - Hydrauilical infrastructures for development;
    Maison de la Presse, Dakar, Senegal, 2017 - Kengo Kuma & Sustainable architecture;
    Milano, Italy, Milano Arch Week, 2017 - School! New spaces for education in Africa
    University Mediterranea, Reggio Calabria, Italy, 2017 - Atelier Architecture Development, in Architecture Department;
    Catania, Italy, 2017 - International Architecture Workshop Kaira Looro
    University of Catania, Italy, 2017 - Balouo Salo conference;
    Sevilla, Spain, 2016 - Senegal Association Andalusia for African Development;
    University Ziguinchor, Senegal, 2016 - Balouo Salo Meeting;
    University Thies, Senegal, 2016 - Balouo Salo Meeting;
    Milan, Italy, 2016 - Balouo Salo meeting in Expo 2015;
    University of Catania, Italy, 2016 - Balouo Salo conference in Architecture Department;
    Catania, Italy, 2015 - Balouo Salo conference in Ordine degli Ingegneri di CT;
    Sedhiou, Senegal, 2015 - Developpement Congress, Gouvernement of Sedhiou;
    Catania, Italy, 2015 - International Water Day;
    Catania, Italy, 2015 - International cultural diversity day;
    Catania, Italy, 2015 - International Earth Day;
    University of Catania, Italy, 2015 - Balouo Salo conference in Architecture Department;

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  • Consultancy

    Consultancy with ONGs & International experiences

    Raoul Vecchio collaborates and offers consultantcies to NGOs, non-profit organizations, associations, local authorities and international organizations involved in cooperation projects in developing countries and in emergency contexts.
    Among the main activities he has developed:

    Architectural consultancy in the design and construction process
    Training for natural architecture and self-construction
    Project managing
    Urban planning, shelter, WASH and gestion post-disaster
    Teaching and programs for rural communities about involvment and empowerment
    Training on climate change
    Peacekeeping and international diplomacy
    Healding Relations with local authorities and Gouvernements
    Training of children and assistance to education

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  • Reportages

    Casamance's life
    Typology: Photographic collection
    Location: Casamance, Senegal
    Climatic Change and Social conseguences
    Typology: Photographic collection
    Location: Casamance, Senegal
    African Portraits
    Typology: Photographic collection
    Location: Senegal

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    Typology: Photographic collection
    Location: Senegal
    Human rights
    Typology: Photographic collection
    Location: Subsaharian Africa
    Rural development
    Typology: Photographic collection
    Location: Senegal