Terra Infecta is a long-term research project, started in 2013, 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 Critters / Criaturas Vulnerables

An exhibition at La Casa Encendida, Madrid
May 26–Sept 18, 2022 

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

Curated by Andrea Bagnato and Ivan L. Munuera

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

visual design: Omnigroup

Vulnerable Beings / Seres Vulneráveis

A two-part public assembly on the space and time of epidemics at MAAT, Lisbon

Tuning In (Oct 29–31, 2021)
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, 2021)
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
read the program

A book on the landscape of Sardinia and the Mediterranean, written by Andrea Bagnato, with photographs by Anna Positano

forthcoming: Humboldt Books, 2023

read a preview (in Italian)
Arrivederci ad Arborea
[working title]

Terra Infecta essay series

10 Gigabits per Second, 100 Times Faster, on a Different Wavelength
on whether 5G is harmful 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  >  read

We Must Disembowel Naples!

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

The Normalization of Bodies
on draining wetlands and emptying caves
> in the book Archivi della Basilicata 1, Humboldt Books, 2019  >  read

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

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

Mapping Malaria in Italy
on public health as infrastructure
> 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)

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
Presentation at Decolonizing Architecture course, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, October 6, 2022

Lecture at “Border Environments” conference, Goldsmiths, May 13, 2022

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

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

Presentations at 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” conversation, Salon Suisse, Venice Biennial 2021

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

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

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