Rosario Talevi is a Berlin-based architect, curator, editor and educator interested in critical spatial practice (Rendell), transformative pedagogies and feminist futures. Her work advances architecture as a form of agency -in its transformative sense and in its capacity of acting otherwise (Schneider) and as a form of care - one that provides the political stakes to repair our broken world (Tronto).
She is co-director of the Floating University, where she curates the Urban Practice programme and Climate Care, a festival engaged with theory and practice at the intersection of climate challenges, ethics of care and environmental humanities.
She acts as research curator for the practice-based research project Making Futures Bauhaus+ and is currently editing its upcoming book (Spector Books, 2021). Rosario is a long-term collaborator at raumlabor_berlin.
She has held teaching and research positions at the University of the Arts and the Technical University in Berlin and the University of Buenos Aires.
She speaks about her practice internationally, in both institutional and non-institutional contexts, acts as juror (EU Mies YTAA, 72 Hour Urban Action) and her work and writing has been published (UC Berkley Architectural Journal; MIT Press; Sternberg Press, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna; dpr-Barcelona, Jovis Verlag, PLOT Magazine, Uncube) and exhibited (Deutsches Architektur Zentrum, Berlin, Architekturzentrum Wien, Depot Basel).
She is a graduate of the School of Architecture, Design & Urbanism at the University of Buenos Aires. As a DAAD fellow at the TU Berlin, she investigated the different design strategies and spatial practices that have been transforming Berlin’s undervalued, transitional and forgotten spaces.
Rosario is also a founding member of Soft Agency, a diasporic group of female architects, artists, curators, scholars and writers working with spatial practices.