Rosario Talevi is an architect from Buenos Aires, Argentina, currently based in Berlin. Through her work on spatial, editorial and curatorial projects, she develops possibilities for collective involvement, emancipatory learning and social interaction as they relate to contemporary architecture and urbanism discourse.
Most recently, Talevi has curated and programmed projects such as Urban School Ruhr – a pedagogical experiment and a fictional institution investigating participatory and artistic practices in urban space, developed in collaboration with raumlabor, and MakeCity – Berlin’s first festival for architecture and urban alternatives. Prior to this, Talevi acted as associate editor on the book Make_Shift City, Renegotiating the Urban Commons published by Jovis Verlag. She is co-founder of The Institute of Placemaking and co-initiated Making Spaces a platform that explores the spaces of women in spatial practices today. Currently, she is co-editing the first publication of the Urban School Series: Explorations in Urban Practice to be published in October 2017 by dpr-Barcelona.
Her first built project, Casa Abierta, completed in 2015 in Ururguay, reflects her interest in exploring the conditions of a place or scenario. The work declares her preference for designing spaces with bare geometries that utilise low-budget methods and materials, and which playfully respond to tight parameters as opportunities rather than limitations.
Talevi is a graduate of the public University in Buenos Aires and a DAAD scholar. She has been teaching regularly in Argentina and Germany since 2009.