Carlo Ratti to curate the next Venice Biennale of Architecture
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Carlo Ratti to curate the next Venice Biennale of Architecture

The 19th Venice Biennale of Architecture scheduled for May 24 through November 23, 2025

Carlo Ratti to curate the next Venice Biennale of Architecture
By Editorial Staff -

Carlo Ratti is the curator of the 19th Venice Biennale of Architecture, which will open its doors at the Venice Biennale from May 24 through November 23, 2025.

Carlo Ratti has been appointed curator of the next Venice Biennale of Architecture. Recommended for the post by Biennale president Roberto Cicutto, and backed by Pietrangelo Buttafuoco, who will take over the role for the March 2024–27 period, Ratti’s appointment was announced just before the Christmas break.

“We architects like to think we’re smart,” commented Ratti. “But true intelligence is everywhere: from the disembodied genius of natural evolution to the growing processing power of computers and collective human wisdom. To tackle a world on the edge, architects must harness all the intelligence around us. I’m deeply honored to be given the opportunity to curate the 2025 Biennale of Architecture.”

CapitaSpring - Carlo Ratti Associati and Bjarke Ingels Group © Finbarr Fallon, courtesy of Carlo Ratti Associati and BIG

>>> CapitaSpring, the biophilic skyscraper in Singapore designed by CRA–Carlo Ratti Associati with BIG Bjarke Ingels Group


Who is Carlo Ratti?

Among the most oft-cited academics at international level and an expert in urban planning, Carlo Ratti is an architect and engineer by trade, graduating from Politecnico di Torino and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. He continued his academic work with a PhD in architecture at Cambridge University, completing his thesis as a Fulbright scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he now teaches. Besides lecturing at MIT, Ratti is a professor at Politecnico di Milano.

The director of Senseable City Lab, he’s also a founding partner of architecture firm CRA–Carlo Ratti Associati, which has offices in Turin, New York, and London, and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization. His work has been exhibited by major international cultural institutions, including MoMA in New York, the Venice Biennale, MAXXI in Rome, Design Museum in Barcelona, and London’s Science Museum.

The Greenary - Carlo Ratti Associati and Italo Rota © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Alessandro Saletta, courtesy of Carlo Ratti Associati

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Carlo Ratti has co-authored over 750 publications. He contributes to the most important international press, including the New York Times, the Guardian, Project Syndicate, Financial Times, Le Monde, Süddeutsche Zeitung, El Pais, Corriere della Sera, and La Repubblica.

He has created curatorial projects all around the world, including the BMW Guggenheim Pavilion in Berlin and the Future Food District pavilion at Expo Milano 2015. He was director of teaching at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow. In 2019, he was chief curator of the 8th Shenzhen Urbanism/Architecture Biennial (UABB) and, in 2021, co-curator of the 2nd Porto Design Biennial. In 2022 he was the creative mediator responsible for the award-winning Urban Vision component of Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial in Pristina.

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