Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello

Ronald Rael is an architect, author, and associate professor at UC Berkeley, in the departments of Architecture and Art Practice. His creative practice, Rael San Fratello, established in 2002 with Virginia San Fratello, is an internationally recognized award-winning firm with a focus on emerging technologies and ecological design.

Recent Articles
Recuerdos: Borderland Dreams
Recuerdos: Borderland Dreams
Collected experiences of the liminal space that defines the boundary between the United States and Mexico are represented in the form of snow globes.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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