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Francesca is a curator, art historian, and interdisciplinary researcher whose work focuses on the intersection between art and the activation, management and perception of risk.

Francesca is researching Sirens and Warnings as a part of the AHRC project Preemptive Listening (with Aura Satz). This project continues her long-term curatorial and academic work on Pre-emption, Preparedness, Pre-enactment, including her PhD ‘Sensing it Coming: the Aesthetics of Risk’ (Kent University 2020)’. Francesca is also the founder of Brazil Footprint 00, a platform and annual festival for ecologically minded, de-colonial and intersectional art practices across Brazil and the UK. She has curated exhibitions, festivals and public programmes at the Science and Industry Museum; the Barbican Centre, Turner Contemporary, Manifesta 11; Cabinet (NY); the ICA; 98 weeks in Beirut, and Andersen Museum in Rome.

As well as at the RCA, Francesca taught various modules in Art History, Curating and Aesthetics at the University of Kent, the London College of Communication, and the University of Iceland.

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