Nicolò Bassetti was born in Milan on 22nd August 1961. Creator of SacroGra, a urban narrative project. Author of the book Sacro romano Gra, published by Quodlibet in Italy (2013) and La Fosse aux Ours in France (2015). From his original idea and two years' work with filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi, came the documentary film Sacro GRA that won the Golden Lion at the 70th Venice International Film Festival. Bassetti made his directorial debut with the independent documentary film Magnifiche Sorti - Quadri da una Esposizione Universale (Magnificent Fortunes - Portraits from a World’s Fair). The film tells the stories of people who are forced to deal, against their will, with a mysterious, new place: the last World’s Fair, Expo 2015, a colossal spaceship that landed in the middle of a suburb. Landscape expert and urban explorer, Bassetti has always been involved in topics such as the identity and memory of places. Among other projects, he worked in the Ruhr valley shortly after the reunification of the two Germanies and at Italsider in Bagnoli (Naples) where, in the abandoned area between the chimneys and the sea, he created and curated the Neapolis Rock Festival.