The Museum of Modern Art welcomes Portugese architect Pedro Gadanho as it's newest Contemporary Architecture and Museum Design curator. Best known for his curatorial work and jewel-colored architectural spaces, Gadanho is a prolific writer and serious thought leader in the world of contemporary urban architecture. His bold writing reminds us that architecture is powerful, transformative and should be centered in public dialogue. His nomination is a statement from the institution on the importance of challenging and addressing about our rapidly urbanizing world.
He is the editor-in-chief of Beyond, Short Stories on the Post-Contemporary —a bookazine started in 2009 through Sun Architecture, and he is the author of Arquitectura em Püblico (Dafne, 2011).
He teaches at the Oporto Faculty of Architecture, and from 2000 to 2003 he was a co-director of ExperimentaDesign. He was the curator of international shows such as Space Invaders, for the British Council, London, and Pancho Guedes, An Alternative Modernist, for the Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel.
Most recently, he integrated the Advisory Panel for the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010, and was the co-organizer of the 1st International Conference on Architecture and Fiction—Once Upon a Place.
For portugese speakers, you can watch Gadanho's recent TEDx presentation in Covilhã after the jump.