Moderator: Gilly Karjevsky, Independent Curator
Gilly Karjevsky is an independent curator working at the intersection of art, architecture and the politics of urban society. Since 2010 she is co-director of 72 Hour Urban Action, an international rapid architecture competition, and since 2012 curator of the City Artists Residency program – a platform for artistic intervention in local politics. In 2016 she co-curated Parckdesign Biennale in Brussels under the title “Jardin Essentiel”. She presently serves on the international artistic boards of the Visible prize for social practice from Fondazione Pistolleto, ArtCube – a municipal studios residency program in Jerusalem, the residency program at the ZK/U – Centre for Art and Urbanism in Berlin, and Tohu online art Magazine. Her newest project, “Playful Commons”, is a research-based campaign to de-regulate the creative uses of public space. Gilly holds an MA in Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins college in London and is a PhD candidate in Curating at the ZhdK in Zurich and Reading University.