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Pedro Gadanho, a 43-year-old Portuguese architect, may represent the future of the profession, in that he doesn’t do much actual building. Instead, he has fashioned a gadfly-like career as a curator, writer, blogger and teacher, while finding time to squeeze in an architecture project or two each year, like Baltasar House, a boldly colored residence he designed in 2007 in Porto, Portugal, and the Torres Vedras house, which he designed in 2010 outside Lisbon.
Last month, Mr. Gadanho was hired by the Museum of Modern Art as a curator in its department of architecture and design. His duties will include organizing exhibitions and overseeing the Young Architects Program, an annual competition, organized by MoMA with its affiliate, MoMA PS1 in Queens, in which emerging architects build projects for MoMA PS1’s courtyard.
Mr. Gadanho predicts that his new MoMA post will end what he calls “juggling in between different works,” and will direct his focus on curating. “I was allowed to play around with these possibilities for a long time,” he said recently, speaking on the phone from Lisbon. “But now, with this full-time job, which requires a lot of dedication, is the moment when I choose.”
Pedro Gadanho is an architect, curator and writer based in Lisbon.
Actualización: 19 de enero de 2012Follow @arquitectonico