Oct 14 2014

Conversation | Radical Cities: Author Justin McGuirk with Beatrice Galilee, Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tues | 7pm

“What makes the city of the future? How do you heal a divided city?  In Radical Cities, Justin McGuirk travels across Latin America in search of the activist architects, maverick politicians and alternative communities already answering these questions. From Brazil to Venezuela, and from Mexico to Argentina, McGuirk discovers the people and ideas shaping the way cities are evolving.”

Justin McGuirk, author of Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture, will discuss the project with Beatrice Galilee, Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Justin McGuirk is a writer, critic and curator based in London. He is the director of Strelka Press, the publishing arm of the Strelka Institute in Moscow. He has been the design critic of The Guardian, the editor of Icon magazine and the design consultant to Domus. In 2012 he was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture for an exhibition he curated with Urban Think Tank. His book Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture is published by Verso.

Beatrice Galilee is the Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design, in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Previously, she was chief curator of the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Close, Closer, where she presented alternative realms of architectural and spatial practice. She was co-curator at the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale, Design is Design is Not Design, in South Korea, and the 2009 Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, City Urbanization, in China—both major city-wide exhibitions devoted to introducing new ideas and experiences to a broad public audience. She has curated a number of exhibitions and experimental design projects across Europe, and was the co-founder and director of The Gopher Hole, an exhibition and project space in London. Educated in architecture at the University of Bath, with an MSc in architectural history from the Bartlett School of Architecture, Ms. Galilee began her career as an editor at Icon magazine, and was a contributing editor to Domus magazine from 2010 to 2013. She is an associate lecturer in the spatial practices program at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She has written widely on contemporary architecture and design, has been invited to sit on a number of international juries, and is a regular speaker at events, symposia, and conferences.

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