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Institution, Engagement and the City: Storefront Art and Architecture
Date: 21 July 2011
In the discussion with Eva Franch i Gilabert, the director of Storefront for Art and Architecture a non-profit organization which was founded in a small ground-level space in New York in 1982, we will focus on these questions: How can a small-scale non-profit space survive? What would be the role of such a space in relation to urgent urban issues in a global context? What kind of collaborations, engagaments and critical discourses can and should such an organization develop?
Storefront for Art and Architecture (http://www.storefrontnews.org/), is a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of innovative positions in architecture, art and design. The program of exhibitions, artist talks, film screenings, conferences and publications is intended to generate dialogue and collaboration across geographic, ideological and disciplinary boundaries. As a public forum for emerging voices, Storefront explores vital issues in art and architecture with the intent of increasing awareness of and interest in contemporary design.
Eva Franch i Gilabert is a Catalan architect, researcher, and teacher, founder of the Barcelona based OOAA (office of architectural affairs) and Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. She is the 2011 curator of the Think Space program organized by the Zagreb Society of Architects.