Vera Sacchetti
former assistant

Selected chapters and edited volumes
  • Sacchetti, V., “The Self as Other: Vivien Tauchmann’s ‘minor gestures’ towards the entwinement of design processes and the body”, in Boelen, J. and Kaethler, M. (eds.), Social Matter, Social Design, Valiz, 2020
  • Rajagopal, A. and Sacchetti, V., “Opening New Doors of Possibility: Postmodernism and the Digital Age”, in Kries, M. and Eisenbrandt, J. (eds), Atlas of Furniture Design, Vitra Design Museum, 2019
  • Boelen, J. and Sacchetti, V., “Design as Learning: Re-edit”, in Pestana, M. (ed.), Fiction Practice: Prototyping the Otherworldly, Onomatopee, 2019
  • Sacchetti, V., “Let Women In! Surrealism between Design, Misogyny and the Gender Binary”, in Kries, M. (ed.), Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today, Vitra Design Museum, 2019
  • Rajagopal, A. and Sacchetti, V., “The Unmaking of Autoprogettazione” in Fallan, K. (ed.) in The Culture of Nature in the History of Design, Routledge, 2019
  • Boelen, J. and Sacchetti, V. (eds.), Design as a Tool for Transition: The Atelier Luma Approach, Luma Foundation, 2019
  • Boelen, J. and Sacchetti, V., “Undesigning the Hyperreal World: Enacting Systemic Transformation of Design Paradigms”, in Klein, A. (ed.), Victor Papanek: Design as Politics, Vitra Design Museum, 2018
  • Sacchetti, V. (ed.), Design as Learning: A School of Schools Reader, Valiz/IKSV, 2018
  • Krzykowski, M. and Sacchetti, V., “A Woman’s Work, oder der Weg zur Yin-Revolution”, in Beyerle, T. (ed.), Gegen die Unsichtbarkeit, Hirmer Verlag, 2018
  • Sacchetti, V., “A designer visits a slum in Africa: you won't believe what happens next”, in Cormier, B. (ed.), Values of Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2017
  • Rajagopal, A. and Rajagopal, A. and Sacchetti, V., “Profile Picture: Digital Design from Africa”, in Klein, A. (ed.), Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, Vitra Design Museum, 2015
  • Sacchetti, V. and Shafrir, T., “A Good Virus”, in Boelen, J. and Sacchetti, V. (eds.), Designing Everyday Life, Park Books, 2014
  • Boelen, J. and Sacchetti, V. (eds.), Designing Everyday Life, Park Books, 2014
  • Sacchetti, V., “Interview with Alvaro Siza”, in Eisenbrandt, J. (ed.), Alvar Aalto, Vitra Design Museum, 2014
  • Grima, J., Mendini, A. and Sacchetti, V., “The Role of Radical Magazines”, in Coles, A. and Rossi, C. (eds.), The Italian Avant-Garde: 1968–1976, Sternberg Press, 2013
  • Rajagopal, A. and Sacchetti, V., “The Collective Story”, in Rajagopal, A., Sacchetti, V. and Shafrir, T. (eds.), The Adhocracy Reader, IKSV, 2012
  • Rajagopal, A., Sacchetti, V. and Shafrir, T. (eds.), The Adhocracy Reader, IKSV, 2012
  • Duarte, F. and Sacchetti, V., "Áreas Cinzentas", in Portugal e África: Melhor Cooperação, Melhor Desenvolvimento, ACEP, 2012
  • Sacchetti, V., "Legerdemain", in Fernando Brízio: Inhabited Designs, EXD’11/LISBOA, 2011
  • Sacchetti, V., "It's African Time", in Próximo Future/Next Future, no. 6, Fundação Caloute Gulbenkian, April 2018
  • Sacchetti, V., “Beyond”, in Busch, A., Marcel, S. and Sacchetti, V. (eds.), At Water's Edge, SVA MFA Design Criticism department, 2010
  • Busch, A., Marcel, S. and Sacchetti, V. (eds.), At Water's Edge, SVA MFA Design Criticism department, 2010


Selected articles in periodicals
  • Sacchetti, V., “Sacred ambition: Chapel and Meditation Room”, in Architecture Australia, January 2020
  • Sacchetti, V., “What is the Purpose of a Graduate Show?”, in Disegno #25: A Year in Review, Winter 2019/2020
  • Sacchetti, V., “To Hell With Good Intentions”, in DAMn, no. 72, April 2019
  • Krzykowski, M. and Sacchetti, V., “Dear gatekeepers”, in Icon Magazine, no. 192, March 2019
  • Sacchetti, V. at al., “Mediated Meaning”, in Disegno #21, Winter 2018/19
  • Sacchetti, V., "In Shenzhen-Hong Kong biennale, the urban village is the main attraction", in The Architect's Newspaper, 9 February 2018
  • Sacchetti, V., "Thibault Brevet: Pressing the right buttons", in Interwoven, September 2017
  • Sacchetti. V., "Independent Thinking", in Metropolis Magazine, April 2017
  • Sacchetti. V., "Dominic Wilcox, contemporary inventor ", in ICON Design, April 2017
  • Sacchetti, V., “On Preservation and Activism in Venice: OMA's Fondaco dei Tedeschi”, in The Avery Review, no. 18, October 2016
  • Sacchetti, V., “Small Revolutions”, in Disegno, October 2016
  • Sacchetti, V., “Encounters: Jürg Lehni”, in HOLO, no. 2, Autumn 2016
  • Sacchetti, V., “From Border to Threshold: Mapping nationhood in post-Schengen Europe”, in Disegno, no. 12, Autumn 2016
  • Sacchetti, V., “Victoria Willmotte”, in ICON Design, July 2016
  • Sacchetti, V., "The Two Towers: On High-Rises and Urban Densification in Basel", in The Avery Review, no. 12, December 2015
  • Sacchetti, V., "Strategies for the relevance of Portuguese design in the 21st century", in Camões Magazine, no. 21, June 2015
  • Sacchetti, V., "Beyond exoticism: Jader Almeida", in Metropolis Magazine, February 2015
  • Sacchetti, V., "Applied Domesticity", in Disegno, no. 7, Autumn/Winter 2014/2015
  • Sacchetti, V., “Walking the Line”, in Disegno, August 2014
  • Sacchetti, V., “Straight ahead, over the bridge”, in Disegno, August 2014
  • Herrero Delicado, G. and Sacchetti, V., "Post World's End Architecture: Portugal", in Blueprint, September 2013
  • Herrero Delicado, G. and Sacchetti, V., "Post World's End Architecture: Italy", in Blueprint, September 2013
  • Sacchetti, V., "We don’t always need to build.", in Domus, no. 971, July/August 2013
  • Sacchetti, V., "Printable futures", in Domus, no. 968, April 2013
  • Sacchetti, V., "Art beacon in the Mediterranean", in Domus, no. 967, March 2013
  • Sacchetti, V., "Beyond the Tin Can Radio", in Disegno, no. 3, Spring/Summer 2013
  • Sacchetti, V., "The Social Network", in Frame, September/October 2012
  • Sacchetti, V., "The Tipping Point", in Disegno, no. 1, Autumn/Winter 2011/2012
  • Sacchetti, V., "Learning from the bricoleur", in Disegno, August 2011
  • Rajagopal, A. and Sacchetti, V., "On Banana Fibers: Considering the Social Mandate for Design", in New City Reader — A Newspaper of Public Space, October 2010
  • Sacchetti, V., "A Portuguese Pritzker", in Metropolis Magazine, March 2010
  • Sacchetti, V., "Virtue Rewarded: Design and Social Innovation Prizes", in Design Observer, July 2010
  • Sacchetti, V., "But Teacher! That's Not Design!", in Design Observer, July 2010