Carlo Ratti Named As Curator For The 19th Venice Architecture Biennale
Carlo Ratti named as curator for the 19th Venice Architecture Biennale, an upcoming International Architecture Exhibition, by La Biennale di Venezia’s Board of Directors. The Biennale Architettura 2025 is scheduled to take place from May 24 to November 23, 2025.George EvansDec 25, 20239340 Shares145934 Views
Carlo Ratti named as curator for the 19th Venice Architecture Biennale, an upcoming International Architecture Exhibition, by La Biennale di Venezia’s Board of Directors. The Biennale Architettura 2025 is scheduled to take place from May 24 to November 23, 2025. This 19th edition received the endorsement of President Roberto Cicutto, with support from Pietrangelo Buttafuoco, the President of La Biennale di Venezia for the term spanning March 2024 to 2027.
In response to the announcement, Ratti said, "We architects like to think we are smart, but real intelligence is everywhere. The disembodied ingenuity of evolution, the growing power of computers, and the collective wisdom of the crowd. To face a burning world, architecture must harness all the intelligence around us. I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to curate the Biennale Architettura 2025."
Carlo Ratti, an architect and engineer, holds teaching positions at both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Politecnico di Milano. He is the director of the Senseable City Lab and a founding partner of CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati, with offices in Torino, New York City, and London. Ratti's educational background includes studies at the Politecnico di Torino, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, and further pursuits, including an MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge. His doctoral thesis was completed as a Fulbright Scholar at MIT.
As a distinguished figure in urban planning, Ratti has co-authored over 750 publications, including the recent "Atlas of the Senseable City," published by Yale University Press in collaboration with Antoine Picon. He is a frequent speaker at TED and contributes opinion essays to prestigious international media outlets such as The New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, Project Syndicate, Le Monde, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, and El Pais. Additionally, Ratti serves as the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization.
Carlo Ratti has been involved in curatorial projects globally, holding roles such as program director at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow, curator of the BMW Guggenheim Pavilion in Berlin, and curator of the Future Food District pavilion at Expo 2015 Milan.
He also served as the chief curator of the 8th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in Shenzhen (UABB) in 2019, co-curator of the second Porto Design Biennale in 2021, and Creative Mediator for Urban Vision at the European Nomadic Biennale Manifesta 14 Prishtina in 2022.
Ratti's architectural projects have been showcased in prestigious venues such as New York City’s MoMA, La Biennale di Venezia (International Architecture Exhibitions), the Design Museum in Barcelona, the Science Museum in London, and MAXXI in Rome. Notably, TIME Magazine recognized three of his projects - the Digital Water Pavilion, the Copenhagen Wheel, and Scribit - among the 'Best Inventions of the Year.'