Joseph Grima appointed as curator at the Paimio Sanatorium Foundation

Paimio Sanatorium Foundation sees the future of the site as a unique and uniquely powerful instrument for the development of strategies and solutions on a societal scale. Its past may be associated with healing in a strictly medical sense, but today it presents equally valuable possibilities as a scale that transcends individual treatment and looks towards the relationship between individuals, communities and societies. In order to realise this potential, the Foundation today announces the appointment of a CEO and a Curator to implement its bold vision for the Sanatorium’s future. 

The task of bringing this new platform for thinking, learning and doing alive with an ambitious program of conferences, residencies, exhibitions and workshops will be the task of Curator Joseph Grima/Space Caviar. With extensive experience as a writer, researcher, curator and educator in the fields of architecture and design, Grima and the team at Space Caviar will open up the extraordinary opportunities presented by the new vision for the Sanatorium and the surrounding area to a consolidated international network of thinkers and practitioners through a three-year program structured around a Manifesto to be presented in the coming months. 

“Having the opportunity to transform this unique site into a new platform for encounter and debate that can shape the present and future architectural discourse is an incredible honour and responsibility. We see this as a much-needed opportunity to return collective attention to the values of care and collective wellbeing this building stands for”.

About Joseph Grima
Joseph Grima is an architect, writer and curator based in Milan, Italy. He is the Creative Director of Design Academy Eindhoven and cofounder of Space Caviar, an architecture and research practice operating at the intersection of design, technology, critical theory and the public realm. The studio produces built work, publications, exhibitions and films that have been presented internationally in Europe, Asia and the US.Grima was previously the editor-in-chief of Domus magazine and director of Storefront for Art and Architecture, an independent gallery in New York City. In 2014 he was appointed co-curator of the first Chicago Architecture Bien-nial, and in 2012 co-directed the first Istanbul Design Biennial. He is also the artistic director of Matera European Capital of Culture 2019.He has taught and lectured widely at universities in Europe, Asia and America, including Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow, and has served on numerous international juries, including the jury of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010 directed by Kazuyo Sejima.


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