Lodovica Guarnieri is a researcher and designer whose work draws upon the entanglements between ecology and modern infrastructures. Her practice grapples with technoscience as it relates to colonialism, extractivism, and their toxic afterlives in water ecologies. Her performances, texts, and events sit with these phenomena to uncover new material imaginaries for social and environmental justice.

Lodovica is Associate Lecturer at the Royal College of Art in London where she leads the Architectural Design Studio 02 with Bahar Noorizadeh and Mhamad Safa. She is co-founder and curator of cultural programmes of The Tidal Garden, a Venice-based research agency that explores the edible potential of halophytes - salt-tolerant plants - as a tool for cultural adaptation to climate change.

Over the last eight years, Lodovica has held curatorial and research positions at Van Abbemuseum (2016-17) and Manifesta 12 (2017-18). In 2019 she worked on the research project and exhibition ”Hostile Environment(s)” run by Border Forensis’ co-director Lorenzo Pezzani and in 2021-22 she was research fellow for the “Non-Extractive Architecture” research and exhibition programme.  

She has presented performances, essays, and events at cultural institutions such as TBA21-Academy, Ocean Space, V-A-C Foundation, The Anthropocene Campus/HKW, Lisbon Architecture Triennial, Stroom Den Haag, Bureau Europa, Associaciòn de Arte Utíl, and VIPER Gallery among others.
Lodovica holds MA with distinction from the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London; an MDes in Social Design from Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands; and a BA cum laude from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan, Italy.


Fellow. Bauhaus of the Seas Sails, Fellowship Programme The Fish Knows Every Thing. Hamburg. 04-10.2024

Sapid Soil/Suolo Sapido. Public programme curated for TBA21-Academy, Venice.
In Lieu Of A Prism. Exhibition at B’sarya for Arts, nstitut français d’Egypte à Alexandrie, 6 Bab Sharq. Alexandria, Egypt.
Convivial Tables. On The Cross Between Food And Ecology. Entrée: The Pannier Of The Lagoon, published by TBA21. Publication contributor. 
Raise Your Voice: Slowness as a Practice of Resistance. Panel. ADI Design Museum, Milan, IT
Italy: A New Collective Landscape. ADI Design Museum, Milan, IT - with The Tidal Garden
Caravan: Thinking with Alexandria.  Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, DE
Land, Matter, Media. AA Visiting School. Hooke Park, Dorset, UK. Mentor
Caravan: Thinking with Alexandria. Exhibition. MuCEM, Marseille, FR

Orizzonte Sale. Public Programme curated for The Tidal Garde. Venice, IT
Place Holder. Ed. Lodovica Guarnieri, Chiara Cartuccia. Graphic Design virgil b/taylor
Published by Bozar
Caravan Residency Program: Thinking with Alexandria. Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT
performance: Quando Respiro, Digerisco la Laguna/When I Breathe, I Swallow the Lagoon. Commissioned by TBA21
Part of: Becomign Fresh and Salty Drops (of Water) festival. June 1-22. Venice, IT
Storie dell’altro mondo / Otherwordly stories. DK Zattere. Public programme,
V-A-C Zattere, Venice. IT

Non-Extractive Architecture,
V-A-C Zattere, Venice, IT. Research resident
Architectural Association School for Architecture. Diploma 13 - Material Subjects. London, UK
Guest speaker
Communities at work/Les communautés à l’œuvre. French Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale. Guest speaker
Anthropocene Campus Venice: The Politics of Water. Venice, IT. Guest speaker
UNIDEE 2021 residency program Groundwork for Embedded Arts Practice. Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT
Le Déracinement. On Diasporic Imaginations. Z33, Hasselt
Contributor of Hostile Enviornment(s) by Lorenzo Pezzani12.04.2021
Critical Inquiry Lab, Design Academy Eindhoven, guest lecturer

19.12.2019 lecture, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden
28.11.2019 - 03.05.2020 Landscape as Cult, exhibition, Bureau Europa, Maastricht
21.11.2019 - 08.02.2020
Contributor: Hostile Environment(s) by Lorenzo Pezzani, ar/ge kunst, Bozen
25-26.10.2019 Geologic Subjectivities. An Archaeology of the Unthought, performance, Trienal de Architectura de Lisboa - The Poetics of Reason, Lisbon
09-10.10.2019 Asociación de Arte Útil: Module 'The Netherlands', The international Master Artist Educator (iMAE) - ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, tour and workshop
16.08.2019 Uncertainty Seminars, Stroom Den Haag, The Hague
16.06.2019 Dag van der Architectuur, The Hague
06.06.2019 Nature at War, lecture, VI PER Gallery, Prague
15-20.05.2019 Summer School, Lisbon Architecture Triennial, The Poetics of Reason, Lisbon
15.03.2019 Stroom Den Haag, Electives Tours, The Hague
13-14.03.2019 KABK Master Photography and Society, workshop, The Hague
13-15.02.2019 Future Architecture Platform Creative Exchange, MAO, Ljiubljana

01.09-04.11.2018 (UN)just Peace, Stroom Den Haag, The Hague
22-23.09.2018 (UN)just Peace, bike tour performance, The Hague
21.03-01.08.2018 Green Offshores, installation, Stroom Den Haag, The Hague
13.07.2018 Urban Political Ecology, seminar, Institute for Water Education, Delft
06.06.2018 Violent Patterns, conference, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
04.04.2018 Stroom Den Haag, The Hague as Battlefield, Electives Tours, The Hague

10.2017 Migrating Stories, Screen City Biennial, Stavanger, Norway
12.2016-01.2017 King's Artist Run, Melbourne, Australia
07.2016 Saas Fee Institute of Art, Berlin, Selected participant

04.2016 Fictional Journal Issue #2, Joy, with Lorenzo Gerbi
28-30.04.2016 Not Established. Post-industrial Design, Speaker, Campus der Kunste, Basel
13.04.2016 Publication as Platform, Speaker, Atelier Clerici, Milan

07.2015 Quaderns D’Arquitectura I Urbanisme
05.07.2015 How to Produce Living Knowledge: Collective Processes, Speaker, Ad-Hocracy Athens
06-08.2015 The Collective Intention, with Fictional Collective, Depot Basel, Basel
03-04.2015 This Is Work, with Fictional Collective, Depot Basel, Basel