Beatrice Galilee with Ana Miljacki | Conversations on Care
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Building 7, 429
77 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139
MIT Architecture | Fall 2019 Lecture Series
6:00 PM, Room 7-429/Long Lounge
Organized by the Critical Broadcasting Lab
Conversations on Care
Critical Broadcasting Lab
Amidst the “breakdown all around” that characterizes our contemporary experiential and epistemic reality—some of which is the fallout of present-day forms of information overflow—to study care is, itself, an act of care. Paraphrasing thus Shannon Mattern’s recent statement on maintenance and with a nod to the history of the feminist celebration of the same, in the Conversations on Care series, the Critical Broadcasting Lab will collaborate with the stewards of the architectural public sphere, who have led existing or have established new channels for the critical discussion of architecture. These platforms traverse different media of architectural broadcasting, from galleries and journals to listservs and podcasts, but they are united by their caretakers’ labor focused on establishing and maintaining precision, intelligence, and the humanity of individual utterances, as well as of the broader discussions that these platforms enable. Conversation, which as a format necessarily operates through co-production, will help us temper our megaphones (per George Saunders) while we examine the contemporary motivations, politics, interests, as well as the privilege of the caring subjects involved in curatorial and editorial forms of work.
Beatrice Galilee (*1982, London) is a London-based curator, writer, critic, consultant and lecturer of contemporary architecture and design. Trained in Architecture at Bath University, and in History of Architecture MSc at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, Beatrice specialises in the dissemination of architecture and design through city-wide projects, media, curatorial practice, research, editing and teaching.
Beatrice was the Chief Curator of the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Close, Closer. She was co-curator at 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale, 2009 Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, and curator of the experimental performance design projects Hacked and Afrofuture at Milan Design Week. She is the co-founder and director of The Gopher Hole, an exhibition and project space in London, and is associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins.
From 2006-2009 Beatrice was Architecture Editor for Icon Magazine, one of Europe's leading publications in architecture and design. In 2008 she won the IBP Architectural Journalist of the Year Award. Beatrice's writing has been published in a number of international magazines and books as well as daily newspapers, including Domus, Abitare, MARK, Tank, Pin-Up, Above, Building Design, Architectural Review, Architecture Today, RIBA Journal, Architect's Journal, DAMn, Frame, Wallpaper, Another Magazine, and the Serpentine Pavilion catalogue.