Rosa graduated as an architect from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City in 2012. Two years later, together with Francisco Torres, she co-founded the design studio Torres+Hanhausen, where she acquired professional experience in the fields of architectural design, product design, exhibition design and design curatorship through the great diversity of projects that the two developed together.
Among them are ‘100 Years of Swiss Design’, an adaptation of the exhibition developed by the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich; ‘Design for the City’, an exhibition commissioned by the Swiss Embassy in Mexico, which was exhibited during the International Fair of Friendly Cultures (FICA); as well as ‘Swiss De-sign Labs (EPFL ÉCAL Lab + ETHZ ZHdK Lab)’ and ‘¡De Vacaciones!’ two exhibitions that were part of the Swiss Design Mexico program.
Among other publications, she contributed three texts on the design landscape in Mexico to the ‘2030’ journal, an initiative launched by the International Center for Creativity and Sustainable Development (ICCSD) in Beijing under the auspices of UNESCO, as well as two conference papers exploring the intricacies of commodity value chains.
In 2018 she returned to academia, enrolling in the Master of Urban Design at the Technische Universität Berlin. During the course of the program she worked as a research assistant on the Berlin-Brandenburg 2040 project, and as a teaching assistant. In 2022 she obtained her master’s degree with the thesis ‘Mexico’s Cornerstone: Tracing Maize Production in the Mexican Plateau’, which studies maize as a non-human actor influencing urbanization processes in the Central Highlands of Mexico, which forms the research basis of the exhibition ‘Replicating Resistance: Landscape revolutions’, showcased earlier this year at Proyector, a platform dedicated to emergent architecture and urban practices located in Mexico City. Shortly before graduating, Rosa joined Bauhaus Earth, a young think- and make-tank based in Berlin, whose main objective is the transformation of the built environment from a carbon emitter to a carbon sink, where she works as a researcher and coordinates the Innovation Labs global network.