Andrea’s practice moves between writing, editing, and curating. Under the long-term project Terra Infecta, it looks at epidemiological histories to untangle current eco-political and social conflicts. 

collective exhibition /
Medical Borders

Les Arsenaux, Sion (CH)
Jan. 19–Apr. 5, 2024
The exhibition is the outcome of a collective research project on the history of forced medical checks that were performed on migrant workers, who crossed the Alps into Switzerland from Southern Europe in the second half of the 20th century. Medical Borders questions the logic of the archive that holds the traces of such history, and proposes new models to preserve the inaudible voices of the hundreds of thousands of people involved. 

Principal investigator Jelena Martinovic; associate researcher Federica Martini; with contributions by Raphaël Cuomo and Maria Iorio, Lucia Bernini and Jonas Heller, Laurence Rasti.

read the exhibition booklet (in French)

collective exhibition /
Criaturas Vulnerables

La Casa Encendida, Madrid
curated with Ivan L. Munuera
May 26–Sept. 18, 2022 

Social relations are intrinsically founded on continual contact and friction – yet, the history of modernity is one of continuous attempts at preventing contamination. The works in the show present non-normative understandings of infection, and reclaim vulnerability as a route toward new forms of coexistence.

With new commissions by Michael Wang, Rachaporn Choochuey, Nerea Calvillo, and works by P. Staff, Monica Bonvicini, Himali Singh Soin, Isil Egrikavuk, Pratchaya Pinthong, Pepe Espaliú

read the exhibition booklet
listen to the artists on La Casa Encendida Radio

visual design: Omnigroup

public program /
Vulnerable Beings

MAAT, Lisbon
curated with Ivan L. Munuera

A weekend-long public program with artists, academics, scientists, and activists to reflect collectively on vulnerability and cohabitation.

Tuning In (Oct. 29–31)
Vivian Caccuri, Carlo Caduff, Teresa Fabião, Dan Glass, Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb, Panagiota Kotsila, Meike Wolf, Rachaporn Choochuey, Sofia Gallisá Muriente, Cruz García, Tomaso de Luca, Marina Otero Verzier, Francesco Urbano Ragazzi

Sounding Out (Nov. 26–28)
Jack Halberstam, Himali Singh Soin, Isabel Amaral, Sofia Lemos, Edwin Nasr, Uriel Orlow, Sarah Schulman, Nerea Calvillo, Lucia Casani and Monica Carroquino, Tamara Giles-Vernick, Michael Marder, Elise Misao Hunchuck, Françoise Vergès, Michael Wang

read Vulnerable Beings: A Lexicon
read the program


On neoliberal urbanism and design complicities in Milan
> Architect’s Newspaper, April 2023 > read

On whether 5G is harmful to your health
> written with Elisa Giuliano, Dirty Furniture n. 5, September 2021  >  read or buy the magazine

On the spatial politics of pandemic confinement
> e-flux architecture, April 2020  >  read

On cholera and gentrification in 1880s Naples
> AA Files no. 77, Summer 2020  >  read, or buy the issue

On the New Towns of Fascism
> Migrant Journal n. 5, 2018, with photography by Anna Positano  >  read

On the colonial history of HIV
> e-flux architecture, December 2017  >  read

On mosquitoes and the construction of the South
> Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2017   >  read

participation in the exhibition Sick Architecture, curated by Beatriz Colomina and Nikolaus Hirsch, CIVA, Brussels, 2022

a conversation with Ivan L. Munuera for Pin-Up Magazine, 2020 (read)

a conversation with Pelin Tan for Radio Al Alhara, 2020 (listen)

another conversation with Pelin Tan for ARQ journal, 2021 (read)

research /
Kivalina: The Coming Storm


with Cooking Sections, Helene Kazan, Hannah Meszaros Martin

Global warming is transforming the Arctic landscape in ways that are not yet perceived at temperate latitudes. Threatened by increasingly violent storms, the Inupiaq village of Kivalina, Alaska, is trying to relocate to safer ground. Governmental agencies seem unable to tackle the issue in its complexity. The project presents the often conflicting voices of residents, engineers, politicians, to excavate the unresolved histories behind the current climate crisis.

Bonniers Konsthall, 2020

Meteorological Mobilities, Apexart, 2020

Forensis, Haus Der Kulturen der Welt, 2014

lectures and public talks
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, July 6, 2023

Columbia GSAPP, MS Advanced Architectural Design, June 14, 2023

ETH Zurich, Chair of Architecture and Care, March 29, 2023

KKH Stockholm, Decolonizing Architecture course, October 6, 2022

KTH Stockholm, October 7, 2022

Goldsmiths College, London, conference “Border Environments”, May 13, 2022

Harvard GSD, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Practices course, April 6, 2022

Syracuse University in Florence, symposium “The Space/Times and Afterlives of Bonifica”, March 23, 2022

Princeton University School of Architecture, PhD pro-seminar led by Beatriz Colomina, Oct. 2019 and Nov. 2021

Bard College, “On (not) Staying at Home”, Oct. 22, 2021

Salon Suisse at Venice Architecture Biennale 2021, “Bodily Encounters”

Carnegie Mellon University, “Spaces of Containment and Care” lecture series, Feb. 2021

Konstfack Stockholm, conference “Pre- Mid- Post-”, Oct. 2020

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, conversation with Ivan L. Munuera, Oct. 2019

Contemporary Istanbul, conversation with Jumana Manna organised by The Delfina Foundation, Sept. 2019

Architectural Association, London, July 2019 - watch

Goldsmiths College, London, “Circulations” conference (organized with Dele Adeyemo and Francesco Sebregondi, with Christina Sharpe, Ross Exo Adams, Claudia Aradau, Shehab Ismail, Azadeh Mashayekhi, Nida Rehman, Anita Rupprecht), May 2018

Manifesta 12, “The Heritage of Fascist Architecture” seminar, organized by DAAR and KKH, June 2018

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, conversation with Giovanna Borasi and Nabil Ahmed, March 2017- listen

Support for the Terra Infecta research has generously come from the CCA Montreal (2023), Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche (2021), the Graham Foundation (2019 and 2017), and Het Nieuwe Instituut (2016).