Please join the GAUD on Thursday, October 22 from 3pm – 5pm on Governors Island for the second event in this fall’s Pratt Parallels series: RE:DO. This event will bring together curator and writer Beatrice Galilee (founder and executive director of The World Around) and curator Amanda McDonald Crowley (Swale Barge and Governors Island) for a discussion moderated by GAUD Chairperson, David Erdman and GAUD MS Programs Coordinator Ariane Harrison. Using the two scales of alteration to existing structures and grounds across the island and encapsulated in the RE:Coring and RE:Grounding exhibitions, this talk will focus on environmental justice as it relates to the RE:DO.

This talk will be held outside of the GAUD exhibition space at House 14 in Nolan Park on Governors Island. Reserve your tickets here. A ferry ticket (available here) must be reserved ahead of time to attend.

The event will also be livestreamed on the School of Architecture Events Youtube Channel.


Beatrice Galilee is a curator, critic and cultural consultant specializing in the field of contemporary architecture and design. Beatrice is internationally recognized for her worldwide experience in curating, designing and conceiving original and dynamic city-wide biennales, museum exhibitions, installations, conferences, events and publications, bringing together the world’s most important institutions with cutting edge practitioners. Her research and writing has been published in journals, newspapers and magazines.

She is the founder and executive director of The World Around, a New York-based conference and platform for cultural discourse whose critically acclaimed first event took place in January 2020. Between 2014-2019, Beatrice was the first curator of contemporary architecture and design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York where she organized exhibitions and installations on the Met Rooftop, and public programs of contemporary architecture, art, photography, film and design , launched the acclaimed public program for architecture, In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day, as well as acquisitions and collections research. Beatrice was Chief Curator of the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Close, Closer an exhibition that examined the plurality and diversity of contemporary architectural practice; co-curator of 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale, Design is Design is Not Design; co-curator of 2009 Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, City Mobilization. She curated the 2019 Designs of the Year exhibition at London’s Design Museum, and the experimental performance design projects Hacked and Afrofuture at Milan Design Weeks 2011 and 2012. Between 2010-2012 she launched and co-directed The Gopher Hole, an experimental exhibition and project space in London

Amanda McDonald Crowley is a cultural worker, curator, and educator who works at the intersection of art, science, and technology. Amanda also supports public art platforms that bring together professionals and amateurs from varied disciplines to generate dialogue and create space for audience engagement. Amanda is currently working with Mary Mattingly on Swale; Ligorano Reese on School of Good Citizenship; has advisory roles on artist-led projects including Vibha Galhotra’s S.O.U.L Foundation, Delhi; Juanli Carrión’s OSS Project NY; Di Mainstone’s Human Harp, UK; and in 2019 curated Amy Khoshbin’s TinyScissors pop-up tattoo parlor for Detroit Art Week, and in 2021 has been commissioned to curate the exhibition for SLSA2021 at U Michigan. Amanda has held leadership positions with Eyebeam in NYC, Australian Network for Art and Technology, ISEA2004, Helsinki, Adelaide Festival 2002, and has done curatorial residencies at HIAP (Finland), Santa Fe Art Institute (USA), Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), Sarai (India), and Banff Center for the Arts (Canada).