Global tools was an experimental "counter-school" of architectural inquiry and design. Founded by members of the Architecture Radicale movement in Italy, its aim was to rethink design education and investigation as process unlimited by its former institutional constraints. Studio themes were 'Body', 'Construction', 'Communication', 'Survival' and 'Theory'. The school was influenced by progressive leftist political thinkers like Umberto Eco, Mario Tronti, and Antonio Negri. GT existed only for two years from 1973-1975.