SVA MA Design Research

SVA MA Design Research, Writing & Criticism1 is a one-year graduate program2
devoted to the study of design, its contexts & consequences.
Our graduates have gone on to pursue research-related careers in publishing, education, museums, institutes, design practice, entrepreneurship, & more.3

  1. Formerly known as D-Crit
  2. About the program
  3. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. All successful candidates awarded a significant scholarship!
SVA MA Design Research

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Beatrice Galilee, “Activating Architecture” – SVA MA Design Research

Beatrice Galilee, “Activating Architecture”

Beatrice Galilee, the newly appointed associate curator of Architecture and Design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will speak about the strategies and priorities of design and architecture curation today, focusing in particular on her curatorial leadership of the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale and the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale. Galilee will also reflect on the differences between organizing exhibition and experimental performance projects for architecture biennales and festivals around the world and working as a curator within a venerable institution such as the Met.

Beatrice Galilee is associate curator of Architecture and Design in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. A curator, writer, critic, consultant and lecturer of contemporary architecture and design, Beatrice specializes in the dissemination of architecture and design through city-wide projects, media, curatorial practice, research, editing and teaching. In 2013, she 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, and her writing has been published in Domus, Abitare, MARK, Tank, Pin-Up, Above, Building Design, Architectural Review, Architecture Today, RIBA Journal, Architect’s Journal, DAMn, Frame, and Wallpaper, among other publications.