Terra Infecta is a long-term research project on the architecture and ecology of infectious disease. It considers both historical and current case studies, investigating epidemics as a product of colonial and extractive geographies.

Vulnerable Beings / Seres Vulneráveis

A two-part public assembly on the space and time of epidemics. MAAT, Lisbon, October 29–31 and November 26–28, 2021.

Tuning In
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
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

Organised by Andrea Bagnato and Ivan L. Munuera

read Vulnerable Beings: A Lexicon

Arrivederci ad Arborea: Healing, Resistance, and the Mediterranean 
[working title]
A book written by Andrea Bagnato, with photographs by Anna Positano

forthcoming: Humboldt Books, 2022

read a preview (in Italian)

essay series

10 Gigabits per Second, 100 Times Faster, on a Different Wavelength
on whether 5G threatens to your health
written with Elisa Giuliano, Dirty Furniture n. 5, September 2021
read or buy the magazine

Staying at Home
on the spatial politics of pandemic confinement
e-flux architecture, April 2020

We Must Disembowel Naples!

on cholera and gentrification in 1884
AA Files no. 77, Summer 2020
read, or buy the journal

The Normalization of Bodies
on draining wetlands and emptying caves
in the book Archivi della Basilicata 1: La Bonifica di Bradano e Metaponto, Humboldt Books, 2019

Arrivederci ad Arborea
on the new towns of Fascism
Migrant Journal n. 5, 2018, with photography by Anna Positano

Microscopic Colonialism
on the environmental history of HIV
e-flux architecture, December 2017

Mapping Malaria in Italy
on public health as infrastructure
Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2017

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)

Kivalina: The Coming Storm

Climate change is transforming the Arctic landscape in ways that are still invisible at temperate latitudes. Threatened by increasingly violent storms, the Inupiaq village of Kivalina, Alaska, is trying to relocate but without success. Governmental agencies seem unable to tackle the issue in its complexity. The project weaves together the voices of residents, engineers, and politicians, to narrate the stakes and histories involved.
video, 36 min.

with Daniel Fernandéz Pascual, Helene Kazan, Hannah Meszaros Martin, Alon Schwabe

Forensis, Haus Der Kulturen der Welt, 2014

Meteorological Mobilities, Apexart, 2020

selected talks
PhD pro-seminar led by Beatriz Colomina, Princeton University, Oct. 2019 and Nov. 2021

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

“Bodily Encounters”, Salon Suisse, Venice Biennial 2021

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

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

Lecture at IGmA, University of Stuttgart, May 2020

Conversation with Ivan L. Munuera, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Oct. 2019

Conversation with Jumana Manna, “The Mediterranean as a Mindset”, organised by Delfina Foundation, Sept. 2019

Lecture at the Architectural Association, July 2019 - watch

“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. Goldsmiths, May 2018.

Lecture at Manifesta 12, “The Heritage of Fascist Architecture” seminar, organized by Decolonizing Architecture/KKH Stockholm, June 2018

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

The work so far has been generously supported by the Graham Foundation (2019 and 2017) and Het Nieuwe Instituut (2016).