The Anxious SpaceThe Gopher Hole, London
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
The Anxious Space is an exhibition which underlines the relationship between psychology, neurology, phobia, and the experience of space. A team of scientists, neurologists, psychoanalysts, and artists will create unpleasant, uncanny, anxious spaces intended to alarm, distress or discomfort the visitor through sequences of smells, sounds, rooms, and materials. The Anxious Space will question space-making as the exclusive realm of the architect or designer, and will present the spatial experience as firmly in the realm of psychology, neurology, and perception. It will be exhibited at London's Gopher Hole Gallery in Shoreditch in December 2011.
Beatrice Galilee is a curator, writer, critic, consultant, and lecturer of contemporary design and architecture based in London. Trained in architecture at Bath University and the history of architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, she specializes in the dissemination of architecture through media, curatorial practice, research, and editing. She is senior curator at the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale in South Korea which opens in September. She is the cofounder of the Gopher Hole, a project space in London; architectural consultant for the Italian magazine DOMUS; associate lecturer at Central St Martins University; and contributor to a number of international publications on architecture and design. In 2009, she was European curator of the Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, and between 2007 and 2009 was architecture editor of ICON magazine, an internationally respected architecture and design journal, for whom she won the IBP Architectural Journalist of the Year award in 2008. She has lived in Berlin, Beijing, and Shenzhen, and has a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary design, built up by an extensive international network of architects, editors, and curators.
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