Curating is the New Criticism

Over at Domus, you can read an interview that I recently conducted with Pedro Gadanho, the new curator of contemporary architecture at MoMA. It's been a great privilege to get to know Pedro better since he's moved to the city (I originally met him at the Once Upon a Place conference in Lisbon in 2010) and I'm also delighted that I'm going to be interviewing Pedro live on Tuesday, May 15 in Columbia's Studio-X facility at Suite 1610, 180 Varick Street, New York at 6.30pm as the first of my Conversations on the State of the World. Please come if you can. 


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Netlab Conversations on the State of the World: Pedro Gadanho

On Tuesday, May 15, Columbia's Network Architecture Lab launches the first in a series of Conversations on the State of the World with a discussion between Pedro Gadanho, curator of contemporary architecture at New York's Museum of Modern Art and Netlab director Kazys Varnelis.

Coming to MoMA from Lisbon, architect, curator and writer Pedro Gadanho holds a masters in Architecture from the University of Oporto, a masters in Art and Architecture from Kent Institute of Design in the UK, and a Ph.D. in Architecture and Mass Media from the University of Oporto, where he has was also a professor of Architecture.

He is the editor-in-chief of Beyond, Short Stories of the Post-Contemporary and was the curator of international shows such as Space Invaders, for the British Council, London, and Pancho Guedes, An Alternative Modernist, for the Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel. He is the author of Arquitectura em PÅ“blico (Dafne, 2011), and the co-organizer of the 1st International Conference on Architecture and Fiction: Once Upon a Place.

He maintains a blog at Shrapnel Contemporary. Extending the Netlab's Discussions on Networked Publics, Conversations on the State of the World will go beyond the parameters of contemporary discourse on architecture to seek an understanding of the critical drivers in world change and to understand what role architects and designers can play in the rapidly changing world.

The event takes place Tuesday, May 15, 2012,

6:30-8:30pm at Studio-X NYC,

180 Varick St., Suite 1610

Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

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