“Art, design and architecture: reflection and extension of society” Erica Petrillo, Curator-in-residence at BASE Milano

Erica Petrillo_Curator in Residence
by BASE Milano

Erica Petrillo participates in the fourth edition of We Will Design 2024, In-Difference, as Curator-in-residence.

“The lens through which I look at the fields of art and culture steers away from mere aesthetic considerations. Reflecting my background, I am interested in art, design, architecture as reflections and continuations of sociopolitical phenomena, contexts and communities; but also as tools for research, intervention and action, rather than as an end in itself. BASE, like every cultural centre, has the responsibility of creating the conditions to become an arena of critical discussion to test alternative ideas and strategies that can help us consciously navigate, as well as survive ethically and intellectually, in today’s hyper-complex world. This is the approach that I’d like to contribute to the dialogue that BASE has started via We Will Design.”

Erica Petrillo is a curator with a background in political philosophy and social sciences. She’s currently based in Milan, where she collaborates with the interdisciplinary agency 2050+, whilst in parallel working on several independent projects. Erica has co-curated public programs and exhibitions for various cultural institutions, in Italy and beyond. These include the series of R&D Salons at MoMA in New York; Broken Nature, the 22nd Triennale di Milano; Open, the Russian Pavilion at the 17th Architecture Biennale of Venice; and Babel, the 13th Video Sound Art Festival.

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