As Associate Director of IdeasCity since 2015, Vere van Gool will present the project’s trajectory and key initiatives, while examining how artists are responding to conditions of urbanism across the globe. Located at the intersection of activism, design, and technology, IdeasCity is the New Museum’s collaborative, civic, and creative platform for artistic practices engaging with the public realm. The initiative provides a forum for practitioners to exchange ideas, identify challenges, propose solutions, and engage the public’s participation, having had editions in Arles, Athens, Detroit, Istanbul, New Orleans, New York, São Paulo, and Toronto.
Vere van Gool (Netherlands/United States) is a curator and writer, currently working as Associate Director of IdeasCity at the New Museum in New York. Previous positions include curator for Het Nieuwe Instituut and researcher for Forensic Architecture. Van Gool’s writing has been featured in BOMB Magazine, e-flux, Pin-Up, Real Review, and Vogue. She has presented work at the Gwangju Biennale, Harvard University, Independent Curators International, LUMA Arles, NEON Athens, Matadero Madrid, and SOMA Mexico. Van Gool graduated from the Architectural Association with honours in 2014.
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