Vera Sacchetti

Vera Sacchetti (Lisbon, 1983) is a Basel-based design critic and curator. She has served in a variety of curatorial, research and editorial roles, most recently as programme coordinator for the multidisciplinary research initiative Driving the Human (2020-2023) and curator of the first architecture festival Archipelago: Architectures for the Multiverse (2021). She is joint curator of TEOK Basel and represents half of the curatorial initiative Foreign Legion. Sacchetti was associate curator of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, A School of Schools and curatorial advisor for the BIO 50 Biennial of Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Furthermore, she headed the “Towards a New Avant-Garde” event series at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale as part of editorial consultancy Superscript. She has recently edited Design as a Tool for Transition: The Atelier Luma Approach; and Design As Learning: A School of Schools Reader. Her writing has featured in Disegno, Metropolis, and The Avery Review, among others. Sacchetti teaches at ETH Zurich and HEAD – Genève, and in 2020 joined the Federal Design Commission of Switzerland.