Curating

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City Mobilization

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2009 Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale

European curator of the 2009 Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of architecture and urbanism. The biennale's theme was 'City Mobilization', and 60 international artists and architects were asked to come to China and create site-specific installations, research and artworks that contributed to or activated the city and responded to the complex relationship between Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

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Dec 2009 - Jan 2010

 

www.szhkbiennale.org

 

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Presenting

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The Culture Show

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BBC2   

Contributor to a Culture Show special looking at architectural solutions to affordable housing in the time of crisis. Visited a community built entirely on water and interviewed the architects who are planning to build similar homes in the UK.

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March 2013

 

Watch the film here

 

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Curating

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Gwangju Design Biennale

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Design is Design is Not Design

Senior Curator of the Communities section at the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale with Helen Hejung Choi, directed by Ai Wei Wei and Seung y Sang. The Biennale's title was 'Design is Design is Not Design' and tasked with exhibiting communities of design, we commissioned WikiHouse, a living open source research project, on-site installations by Something & Son, aberrant architecture and Nilsson Pflugfelder and Disseminating design by José Esparza and Neil Donnelly (above). Other sections were 'Named' design curated by Minsuk Cho, 'Un-Named' design curated by Brendan McGetrick, and 'Thematic' curated by Pai Hyungmin.

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Sep 2011 - Oct 2011

 

www.gb.or.kr

 

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Publications / Review  

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Domus

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Vertical and Informal Cities  

A review of two books linked by their examination of the impact of high-rise living and slums in urban conditions. The books by Urban Think Tank and MVRDV were heavy on facts and analysis but only one had the sensitivity and humanity required to learn from their case studies.

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January 2013

 

www.domusweb.it/en/book-review/vertical-and-informal-cities/

 

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Curating / Design

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Afrofuture

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La Rinascente, Milan

Forget what you think you know about Africa. Afrofuture invites the inspiring visionaries that make up Africa's futuristic, innovation-lead design culture to Milan Design Week 2013. From critical design, zine-making workshops to coffin-consultancy and Arduino-mashups, Afrofuture is a powerful insight into the design future of the world's second largest continent. With Ben Weaver and Nana Ocran.

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April 2013

 

www.afrofuture.it

 

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Academic / Teaching

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Central St Martins

College of Art and Design

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Contextual Studies

Part of the Spatial Practice department, I contribute to the Contextual Studies and Bigger Picture units which involve engaging students in architectural history as well as dissemination, writing and criticism.

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Sep 2010 - ongoing

 

www.csm.arts.ac.uk

 

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Jury

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Core77 Design Awards

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Core77  

 

 

Invited to judge the Writing & Commentary section of the 2013 Core77 Design Awards. The jury is lead by Justin McGuirk with Sam Jacob and Matt Jones.

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May 2013

 

www.core77designawards.com

 

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Conferences / Speaker

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Why Biennial?

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Istanbul Design Biennial

Represented Lisbon Architecture Triennale at a conference in Istanbul discussing the objectives and impact of international design and architecture exhibitions.

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May 2012

 

http://istanbuldesignbiennial.iksv.org

 

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Curating / Events

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Electric Futures -

Ampera Technology Week

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The Filling Station, London

The Filling Station is a temporary pavilion on the banks of the Regent's Canal near King’s Cross which will be programmed with events and talks all summer. Electric Futures is a week of workshops looking at the relationship between design and emerging technology. The events include a performance by Choi Ka Fai and a DNA Hacking workshop by Tuur van Balen. 

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August 2012

 

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Conferences / Plenary Speaker

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The Plurality of Spatial Practice  

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Constructed Environment

 

Plenary speaker at the annual Constructed Environment conference organised to coincide with the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale. The speech introduced themes of plurality of contemporary spatial practice.

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September 2013

 

www.constructedenvironment.com

 

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Publications / Writing

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RIBA Journal

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Brave New Now   

Invited to participate in a special issue of the RIBA Journal edited by young architecture practices with an essay introducing the ideas behind the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Close, Closer.

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March 2013

 

www.ribajournal.com

 

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Curating / Events

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Food is Food is Not Food

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The Gopher Hole

As part of the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale, The Gopher Hole hosted an experimental banquet where no traditional eating utensils were provided. Instead diners used syringes, petri dishes and tree branches, and imbibed water and wine through plastic tubing. The performance was designed by Caroline Hobkinson and the food by Blanch & Shock. Photography (c) Lynton Pepper.

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June 2011

 

More Photos

 

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Talks / Chair

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Critical Distance :

Kazuyo Sejima

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Lisbon Architecture Triennale

As part of the Intervalo programme of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Kazuyo Sejima was invited to speak about her works and experience. Following the lecture she was in conversation with Beatrice Galilee.

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November 2011

 

www.trienaldelisboa.com

 

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Press / Newspapers  

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Publico

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Profile article

A profile on Beatrice Galilee was published in the magazine of Publico, the eminent Portuguese newspaper, describing the proposals, concepts and ideas behind the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

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November 2011

 

www.publico.pt

 

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Conferences / Lectures

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Dis:Place

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Porto University

Invited as lecturer at Dis:Place conference on displacement in contemporary design organised by students of the Univeristy of Porto. Other speakers included Didier Faustino, feld72, Pedro Gadhano, Stalker, EXYZT and Encoure Herueux.

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April 2011

 

www.revistadedalo.com

 

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Publications / Building Studies

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Architecture Today

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FAT, Thornton Heath Library

London-based architects FAT refurbished, rebranded and reinvigorated a new community library in Thornton Heath. In an age when libraries are fighting to stay open, let alone get a redesign, this is a project worth examining.

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September 2010

www.architecturetoday.co.uk

 

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Catalogues / Essays

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Serpentine Gallery

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'Exquisite Diagrams: SANAA Pavilion'

An essay on the delicate and diagrammatic work of Japanese architects SANAA for the catalogue accompanying their 2009 Serpentine Pavilion.

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Jul 2009

 

www.serpentinegallery.org

 

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Curating / Events

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Pretty—Ugly

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The Gopher Hole

Curated by final year Central St Martin's Communication Design students, 'Pretty—Ugly' was an exhibition, a series of talks, an auction and a publication exploring the paradox of “designing the undesigned”.

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April 2011

 

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Writing / Essays

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In Favour of Public Space

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Actar

An essay on MUF's Barking Town Square project for a compendium of contemporary design in public spaces. The book was commissioned as part of the European Prize for Public Space and includes essays by architects, urban planners, sociologists and politicians.   

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Aug 2010

 

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Publications / Apps

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Domus Architectural

Selections: Berlin

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Domus

An architectural guide to Berlin for the iPhone, providing description and analysis of over 70 buildings in the city. The guide, which covers buildings from 1929 to the present day,  includes biographies of architects, ideas for routes and tours, art galleries, design stores and bookshops across Berlin.

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Aug 2010

 

www.domusweb.it/domus_apps

www.itunes.apple.com/us/app/domus-architecture

 

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Institutions / Talks

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Architecture Foundation  

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Chair: Summer Nights &

SZHK Biennale Preview

Chaired one of the Architecture Foundation's 'Summer Nights' events, introducing the work of young London practice Glowacka Rennie in 2008, and in 2009 collaborated with AF on a two-night preview of the Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale. Speakers included Bjarke Ingels, Didier Fiuza Faustino, aberrant architecture, feld72 and SVESMI.  

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Aug 2008 (Summer Nights)

Nov 2009 (SZHKB Preview)

 

www.architecturefoundation.org.uk

 

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Writing / Features

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Tank

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Go Forth, Multiply and Build

A feature on the work of Mumbai-London-Beijing-based architects Serie in the India edition of Tank. The article includes their latest restaurant 'Tote' in Mumbai and forthcoming designs over the world.

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March 2009

 

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Newspapers

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The Independent

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10 Best Architecture Books

 

 

Invited to select the 10 best books on architecture for The Independent newspaper.  

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Sep 2008

 

www.independent.co.uk

 

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Publications / Online

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DomusWeb

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Domus

Contributing editor to the new Domus web site, including reporting, commissioning and writing about architecture, design and art.

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Apr 2010 - ongoing

 

www.domusweb.it

 

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Publications / Books

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1001 Buildings You Must See

Before You Die

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Quintessence Books

 

 

Contributor to the popular series '1001..', writing 30 texts introducing contemporary buildings around the world to a broad international audience.  Texts included Brick House designed by Caruso St John, David Adjaye's Dirty House and Peter Zumthor's Kunsthalle in Bregenz.

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Dec 2007

 

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Publications / Articles

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PIN-UP

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Junya Ishigami

Interview with young minimalist Japanese architect Junya Ishigami for New York-based architecture magazine Pin-Up.

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Pin-Up Issue 6/09

 

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Chief Curator

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Close, Closer

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2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale

Close, Closer - the third edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale examines the political, technological, emotional, institutional, and critical forms of global spatial practice. By questioning the terminology, inspirations, and inventions of other disciplines and their influences in an open forum, we draw the myriad authors of the contemporary city closer to new vital audiences and dialogues.

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September 2013

 

www.close-closer.com

 

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Talks / Conversations

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Why Design Matters -

In Conversation with

Alice Rawsthorn  

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The School of Life, London

As part of The School of Life's Conversation Series, I was invited to join the design critic and author Alice Rawsthorn to discuss her book 'Hello World', the increasingly social role of design, design as agency, women in design and how to write design history.   

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July 2013

 

www.theschooloflife.com

 

Watch the talk here

 

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Essays

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Phantom: Mies as Rendered Society   

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Fundació Mies van der Rohe

A catalogue essay reflecting on Andrés Jacque / Office for Political Innovation's provocative installation in the Barcelona Pavilion. The project takes place in the 1980s reproduction of Mies' most famous work, and the text examines the relationship between idol-worship, architecture and reality, and the ubiquitous modernist state of cleanliness.

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June 2013

 

www.miesbcn.com

 

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Symposia

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Creating The Future:

Sackler Conference 2013

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V&A Museum, London

The Sackler conference examined two questions: what does the future of design look like? And what skills and know-how do children and young people need to shape it? I presented my work and insight into trends in contemporary design and architecture.

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October 2013

 

www.vam.ac.uk

 

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Competitions / Shortlisted

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Cadogan Café

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Duke of York Square, London   

Shortlisted, in collaboration with architecture 00, for the prestigious Duke of York Square competition. Our proposal for a café and related cultural space and programme included a radical moving building which disappeared into the square at night and rose in the morning.

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December 2012

 

www.architecture00.net

 

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Symposia

 

Social Design - Public Action

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University of Applied Arts, Vienna

 

One of twelve speakers who presented ideas and practice related to ethical, social and political design - from art, activism and exhibitions to open source design - curated by Lukas Feiress.  

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September 2013

 

www.dieangewandte.at

 

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Institutions / Talks

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0047

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Close, Closer

Invited to give a lecture on Close, Closer at 0047, Oslo's independently run exhibition and project space. Its programme primarily focuses on contemporary art, architecture and interdisciplinary practice.  

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February 2012

 

www.0047.org

 

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Jury  

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RIBA Awards

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RIBA London

Part of a London jury with Mary Duggan and Nick Hayhurst examining the regional 2013 RIBA awards.

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March 2013

 

www.architecture.com

 

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Curating / Conferences

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The Institutional Act

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MAO, Ljubljana

As curator for the annual conference at Slovenia's MAO institute, I invited speakers from Z33, Storefront for Art and Architecture, V&A, Liga and The Open Institute to present their views and ideas on contemporary institutional practice. The conference highlighted the emergence of a new form of architecture institution that flourishes not through archival practice but through the commissioning and production of critical spatial practice.

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May 2013

 

www.mao.si

 

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Institutions / Talks

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Re-Inventing School

from A to Z33

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Milan Design Week / Abitare + Z33

In conversation with Alexandra Midal about the role of design education today as part of Z33 at 2013 Milan Design Week.

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April 2013

 

www.z33.be

 

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Curating / Workshops

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London Festival

of Architecture

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Hoxton Square, London

 

RIBA London hosted a trio of events and workshops as part of the 2012 London Festival of Architecture. Young London architects Assemble, Make Do and Draw, and artist Alex Schweder La contributed to a lively day on Hoxton Square.

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July 2012

 

www.lfa2012.org

 

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Editing  

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New City Reader

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Istanbul Design Biennial

The New City Reader is an art project and public newspaper. Its second edition is part of the 2012 Istanbul Design Biennial. Together with writer Tom-Keeley, I commissioned and edited the 'Letters' pages, which was formed by letters to Istanbul from authors, curators, artists and architects connected to the city including Orhan Pamuk, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Alejandro Zaero-Polo. The newspaper is printed and exhibited in public spaces around the city .

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September 2012

 

http://newcityreader.net

http://istanbuldesignbiennial.iksv.org

 

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Publications / Review of the Year

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Frieze

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2011 Designs of the year

An analysis of the most influential designs of the year as part of Frieze magazine's annual review. The article examines emerging designers, new architectures.

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January 2012

 

www.frieze.com

 

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Institutions / Talks / Chair  

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Rotterdam Biennale Preview

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Architecture Foundation

 

 

The Architecture Foundation hosted a preview of the 5th International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam, speakers included Joachim Declerck and Dirk Sijmons. They discussed the biennale's working methods as a cultural operator and a platform for research and development. Chaired by Beatrice Galilee.

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March 2012

 

www.architecturefoundation.org.uk

www.iabr.nl

 

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Curating

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About a Minute

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The Gopher Hole

About a Minute is the inaugural exhibition of The Gopher Hole and brought together 15 artists, designers, writers, poets and scientists to respond and interpret the contemporary minute.  The plurality of responses and interpretations of time from different disciplines was part of the curatorial philosophy.  Exhibitors included Rachel Armstrong, Shumon Basar, Ralf Pflugfelder, Luke Wright, The Go West Project and Dominic Wilcox.  Photo (c) Lynton Pepper

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December 2010

 

More photos

 

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Press / Newspapers

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Meet The Future Builders

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The Evening Standard

Named as one of London's bright young architects alongside aberrant architecture, Pie Architecture and Adam Kahn. Article by Kieran Long, photograph (c) Matt Writtle.

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June 2011

 

www.thisislondon.co.uk

 

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Institutions / Talk

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Canterbury School of Architecture CSA

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MLTSTRY

 

 

Studying architecture doesn't mean you have to be an architect! A lecture on curating architecture for the students of Canterbury university.

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Feburary 2012

 

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Curating

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Convergence 142

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Ordos Art Museum, Ordos, Inner Mongolia

Convergence 142 is a conceptual exhibition in Ordos, Inner Mongolia co-curated with Joseph Grima.  The show, which opened in summer 2009 and will close in summer 2010, consists of texts of forgotten or secret places from 142 artists and architects.

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Aug 2009 - Jul 2010

 

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Publications / Editing  

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ICON

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Wild Norway

An article tracing a week-long road trip around the mountains and fjords of Norway visiting a number of small architectural interventions, belvederes and bridges, published in Icon magazine in November 2008. The structures, designed by young Norwegian architects, are part of a government strategy to improve the tourist routes that wind through the country's

most beautiful, untouched mountains and valleys.

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Nov 2008

 

Read the article

 

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Awards

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Architectural Journalist

of the Year

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IBP Awards 2008

 

 

The title of architectural journalist of the year was awarded for articles published in 2008. The pieces included work by a number of young Norwegian architects, a profile on Russian architect Alexander Brodsky and a critique on a building by Austrian architects The Next Enterprise.

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Nov 2008

 

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Publications / Editing  

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ICON

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The Manifesto Issue

For the 50th issue of Icon, 50 of the most influential thinkers, writers, architects and designers contributed a 250 word manifesto to make one of the most controversial and interesting issues of the magazine. Contributors included Rem Koolhaas, Ken Livingston, Zaha Hadid, Stefan Sagmeister, Yves Behar, Bruce Mau and Peter Saville.

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Aug 2007

 

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Books / Research

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Hatch

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The new architectural generation

Research for a book by Kieran Long, published by Lawrence King. Over 100 of the most interesting and productive young architects, critics & writers make up this popular book designed by Alexander Boxill.

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Oct 2008

 

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Interview

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Peter Zumthor

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“Everything you think I am, I am not”

A rare interview with the reclusive Pritzker-Prize winning architect Peter Zumthor.  After travelling to the Swiss mountains and spending time with Zumthor, his studio and his family, the personal story of the revered designer was published in Icon magazine.

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Sep 2008

 

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Writing / Features

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Post Works

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DomusWeb

An article for DomusWeb introducing Post Works, a young design practice in London operating between performance, architecture and choreography. Image (c) Post Works.

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February 2011

 

www.domusweb.it

 

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Publications / Editing  

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ICON

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Young Architects

Cover story showcasing the 20 best young architects of 2008. This was one of the best selling issues of Icon, giving recognition to a generation of architects under 35 including Bjarke Ingels, Julien De Smedt and MAD. The article also analysed their shared roots in major offices like OMA and institutions across the world.

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Apr 2008

 

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Publications / Columns

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DB (Deutsche Bauzeitung)

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Letters from the UK

British columnist for German magazine Deutsche Bauzeitung. The column discussed important topics in the UK including the recession, young British architects, Rafael Vignoly and the stark differences between the British and Chinese approach to architecture.

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Jan 2008 - Mar 2009

 

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Curating

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Hacked

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La Rinascente, Milan

 

Taking place inside La Rinascente shopping centre, HACKED was conceived to provide a stage for designers whose work exists outside of conventional exhibition-object parameters and whose ideas and practice cross various disciplines. It operated through a week of back-t0-back experimental performances with young and emerging designers who used new design techniques and methodologies. The events ranged from events demonstrating how to make your own Large Hadron Collider by Super Collider, a race between Dominic Wilcox and a 3D printer, Lo-Fi 3D printing by Something & Son, the sounds of Milan through Foley art and Nelly Ben Hayoun, and downloadable buildings with the WikiHouse team.     

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Feburary 2012

 

www.hackedmilan.it

 

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Co-founder / Director

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The Gopher Hole

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Exhibition and event space, London

The Gopher Hole is a joint project with London-based architects aberrant architecture. Through a programme of exhibitions, events, talks and debates our aim is to explore new ways of curating ideas in contemporary culture and to provide a forum for sharp, critical debate on the arts.  

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December 2010 - ongoing

 

www.the-gopher-hole.com

 

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Publications / Editing  

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ICON

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Activist Architects

Cover story introducing and discussing the trend of politically motivated architects who work by pulling and playing with the fabric and systems of cities to bring change.  The architects profiled include Teddy Cruz,  Stalker and International Festival.

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Nov 2009

 

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Talks / Conversations

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Breakfast with Bea & Bea

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MISS / Architectural Association, London

MISS is a new public program at the Architectural Association that creates a dialogue around 'the female' in architectural discourse. The events question the masculine hierarchy of a traditional lecture by moving away from the lecture hall. For the inaugural MISS event, I joined Beatriz Colomina for conversation over breakfast.

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November 2013

 

www.miss-mag.com

 

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Curating / Talks

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Designed in Hackney

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Hackney House, London

As part of a project initiated by Dezeen, 'Designed in Hackney' was a day of talks by young and established designers based in the east London borough. Amongst the themes presented were designing with digital technology, crossing disciplines between design and science,  young architects and critics. Speakers included BERG, Jason Bruges, James Bridle, Kieran Long, Tracey Neuls, Troika and Dominic Wilcox.  

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August 2012

 

www.designedinhackney.com

www.dezeen.com

 

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Conferences  

 

Being - Since Now From Then

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Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC  

As part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of New York's Storefront for Art and Architecture, I was invited to participate in a conference examining issues and ideas that have surfaced throughout the space's history. My role was to discuss 'Alternatives' in conversation with MoMA curator Pedro Gadanho.

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October 2013

 

www.storefrontnews.org

 

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Talks / Panel  

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The Working Village

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Architectural Association, London   

For the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, architect and urban designer Darryl Chen argued that audacious urban planning can spur entrepreneur-led economic growth. Against a backdrop of failing high streets and dying neighbourhoods, this debate asks whether there is a radical way of putting planning in the service of the economy. Part of a cross-disciplinary panel with Wouter Vanstiphout (Crimson), Finn Williams (Common Office/Croydon Council), Adam Scott (FreeState), Paul Evans (UK Regeneration), Levent Kerimol (GLA) which will consider Chen’s proposal for an entrepreneurial working village.

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March 2013

 

www.aaschool.ac.uk

 

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Conferences / Keynote   

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Changing Spaces  

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Open City, London

 

Keynote speaker at Open City (formerly Open House) and London Borough of Enfield conference in London. The theme was 'Changing Spaces: sustaining good design and creative intervention in London’s public realm'.

Other speakers included Isabel Vasseur, Lee Mallet and Cllr Del Goddard.  

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May 2012

 

www.open-city.org.uk

 

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Symposia

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The (Hybrid) Identity of Institutions

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Lungomare Gasthaus, Bolzano

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the independent arts space Lungomare, a series of informal events, workshops and symposia were devised to discuss issues related to the institution. I joined architect and artist Ralf Pflugfelder for a Sunday Brunch session to reflect on the hybrid identity of institutions today.

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June 2013

 

gasthaus.lungomare.org

 

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Talks / Chair

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‘Let's Talk about Alternatives’

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HEL/LO / Finnish Institute / Blueprint    

Chaired a discussion on alternative architectures as part of the HEL/LO series of talks looking at the relationship between Helsinki and London curated by the Finnish Institute and Blueprint magazine. Speakers included Sean Griffiths and Alex Warnock Smith.

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December 2012

 

www.helloletstalk2012.blogspot.co.uk

 

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Publications / Writing  

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Domus

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Issue 960  

A feature on the phenomenon of Silicon Roundabout in Shoreditch plus feature profiles of three young London architecture practices for issue 960 of Domus.

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July 2012

 

www.domusweb.it

 

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Jury

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Pro Helvetia

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Swiss Arts Council  

Appointed as new member of the seven-strong independent jury that decides who represents Switzerland at the arts and architecture biennials of Venice and Cairo.

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April 2012

 

www.prohelvetia.ch

 

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Competitions / Shortlisted

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Playful Incident

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Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

As part of a team collaboration with Nilsson Pflugfelder architects, we were amongst five practices shortlisted from a field of 168 applications, to create a 'Playful Incident' in the grounds of the National Trust-owned Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire. Invited by Trust New Art – National Trust & Arts Council England.

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February 2012

 

www.nilssonpflugfelder.com

 

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Institutions / Talks / Tours  

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Barbican

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Guided Tour of OMA's Progress exhibition  

As part of the concept of OMA's retrospective at the Barbican, the gallery invited a number of experts including former OMA employees and London-based writers and curators to give tours to the public, to help put the exhibition into context.

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February 2012

 

www.barbican.org.uk

 

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Institutions / Talks

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Agents of Architecture

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Irish Architecture Foundation

 

 

Invited by Nathalie Weadick, director of the Irish Architecture Foundation, to speak as part of the 'Agents of Architecture' series of talks by people who work with architecture, either by building, curating, writing, questioning or redefining contemporary architecture.

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April 2012

 

www.architecturefoundation.ie  

 

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Publications / Profiles

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Cultured

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David Adjaye

David Adjaye was awarded Designer of the Year at the annual Design Miami. A profile on Adjaye looking at the still-young architect's glittering history and why he hopes to be like Oscar Niemeyer.

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December 2011

 

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Institutions / Talks

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Communities, Politics and

Design

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London Metropolitan University

As part of the London Academy of the Gwangju Design Biennale, I chaired a debate on the relationship between communities, politics and design. Speakers included  Johanna Agerman, Florian Beigel, Indy Johar, Tony Fretton, Jeremy Till and Francisco Sanin.  

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June 2011

 

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Curating / Exhibitions  

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Project Heracles

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The Gopher Hole + Domus

Project Heracles is an open competition for architects to design an imaginary infrastructure linking Africa and Europe. The call for entries requested designers to submit their ideas in postcard format. The most inspiring designs will be published in Domus and form an exhibition at The Gopher Hole along with talks and discussions on the topic.

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July 2011

 

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Events

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TEDx Ramallah:London

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The Gopher Hole

The Gopher Hole was one of the host venues for the ground-breaking global event 'TEDx Ramallah'. We screened talks by human rights activists, authors and musicians live from venues in Ramallah, Beirut and Bethlehem.   In addition to the satellite feed from Palestine, William Parry (photojournalist and author of 'Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine') and Frank Barat (coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine)  both gave presentations in person.

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April 2011

 

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Institutions / Talks

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Critical Futures

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The Gopher Hole

Spoke on a panel discussion for Domus 'Critical Futures' in London.  The Gopher Hole hosted a debate on the future of architectural criticism and writing as

part of the launch of the new Domus website. Speakers included Shumi Bose, Kieran Long, Charles Holland, Geoff Manaugh and was chaired by Joseph Grima.

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January 2011

 

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Curating / Music

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The Sound of London

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Domus

 

 

Invited to collaborate with sound artists Allard Van Hoorn and Scanner to create a 'Sound of London' as part of the Domus Mixtape series. A live event was held at The Gopher Hole. Photograph (c) Allard Van Hoorn.

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May 2011

 

Listen to the mixtape

 

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Publications / Essays

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Abitare

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Invasions in the Landscape

Architectural critique for Italian publication Abitare discussing the relationship between architecture and nature as the financial crisis leaves the city's extravagant icons exposed. Including work by Vincent Guallarte, Aste Architecture and Charles Barclay architects. The same story was translated and published in the Chinese edition.

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Apr 2009 (Italian edition)

Nov 2009 (China edition)

 

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Publications / Articles

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Frame

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Nobel Intentions

10 page feature on the Nobel Peace Centre designed by David Adjaye, with rooms by artist Chris Offili, for Dutch magazine Frame.  The article was selected for inclusion in Frame's book, 'Frame, the back issues': 50 exceptional articles on designs and projects that helped shape the magazine'.

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Oct 2005 (article)

Jul 2006 (book)

 

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Publications / Articles

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Domus

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Architecture as Process

Synopsis of the topics explored by artists and architects at the Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale, particularly focusing on architecture in the context of a biennale and the capacity of  temporary exhibitions to have a long-lasting effect on the city.

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Nov 2009

 

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Jury

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Design Korea 2007

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Judge for 'Design of the Year' award

 

 

Invited to Seoul for Design Korea 2007 to be part of a team of international jurors including critics, museum directors and design professionals.  

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Dec 2007

 

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Symposia

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Narrative in Practice

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Central Saint Martins, London

Part of a symposium organised by students of the MSc in Narrative Environments at Central Saint Martins, exploring how the use of narrative in architecture, design, writing and other creative disciplines has developed over time.  

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November 2013

 

www.narrativeinpractice.com

 

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Beatrice Galilee

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Curator & Writer

 

 

 

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Biography

 

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beatrice@beatricegalilee.com

 

 

 

::: Beatrice Galilee :::