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Architecture on Display: Joseph Grima

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13 Lincoln's Inn Fields

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In this series Sir John Soane’s Museum and James Taylor-Foster are inviting curators and thinkers to reflect on the meanings, implications and varying strategies behind the display of architecture. Joseph Grima, Creative Director of Design Academy Eindhoven, gives the fifth talk.

Joseph Grima is an architect, editor and curator based in Genoa, Italy. He was recently appointed as Creative Director of Design Academy Eindhoven and is the founder of Space Caviar, an architecture and research practice operating at the intersection of design, technology, activism and the public realm. Grima is also the director of the Ideas City programme at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. Together with Dan Hill he is visiting professor at the Bartlett School of Urban Design, and is a unit master at the Architectural Association. In 2015, Grima was co-artistic director of the first Chicago Architecture Biennial, and in 2012 co-curated the Istanbul Design Biennial. He was previously the editor-in-chief of Domus magazine and director of Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York.

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Architecture and the discourse which envelops it has tied itself into a Gordian Knot of self-representation and reflection. While an ever larger number of curators of architecture step into the limelight, we see one central question emerging with renewed urgency: what does it mean to curate architecture?

How should architects, curators and, indeed, spectators conceive the material of architectural curating: drawings, photographs and models, or ideas, systems and strategies? In what ways can a growing international cohort of curators of architecture negotiate the differing demands of the cultural institutions and organisations in which their practice frequently takes place, those of the profession and of society more broadly? Who is, could, or should be, the audience? Ultimately, what is the purpose of curating architecture?

The 30 minute presentations are followed by a 30 minute audience discussion.

Doors open at 18:45. We are in a Grade I listed, 19th-century building, so access is not always straightforward. If you require step-free access or extra assistance, please contact us in advance of your booking on admin@soane.org.uk or 020 7405 2107.

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