Radical Curiosity: Curators in Dialogue with Rosa Pera and José Luis de Vicente

Accompanying Radical Curiosity: In the Orbit of Buckminster Fuller is a series of online lectures that considers the profoundly relevant legacy of one of the greatest minds of our times, Richard Buckminster Fuller.

Presented by Rosa Pera and José Luis de Vicente (guest curators of Radical Curiosity: In the Orbit of Buckminster Fuller), the inaugural lecture takes us through the universe of the unclassifiable investigator and visionary who, throughout the 20th century, foresaw the major crises of the 21st century.

Hear more about the making of the exhibition, the comprehensive relevance of Buckminster Fuller’s ideas, and how his influence continues to make itself present today and in contemporary visions of the future.


Rosa Pera

Rosa Pera is an independent curator and researcher whose focus is on the strength of design as a transformation operating system through community action and its relationship with fields such as science, architecture and contemporary art.

The founding director of Bòlit Contemporary Art Center in Girona, Spain, Rosa has curated exhibitions such as “On The Table Ai Weiwei” at La Virreina Image Center and “Out of Place” in the Design Hub, both in Barcelona and “Portable Culture” at CAAC-Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art in Seville, Spain. She was the General Curator of the Global Youth Culture Forum in Jeju, South Korea, organised by UCLG-United Cities Global Governments-UNESCO (2018 and 2019 editions). Rosa is currently teaching at the Design College of Barcelona.

José Luis de Vicente

As a curator and cultural researcher, José Luis de Vicente examines the current and future impact of social and technological innovation through artifacts, objects, and narratives that explore emerging social and political scenarios. His projects are strongly anti-disciplinarian, creating contexts of collaboration and dialogue between artists, designers, architects, technologists, scientists, activists and communities.

José is the curator of Sónar +D, the congress of digital culture and technologies of the Sónar Festival of Barcelona. He was co-founder and co-director of Tentacular, a new festival of Critical Technologies and Digital Adventures in Matadero (Madrid), and is member of the programming team of Llum BCN, the light festival of Barcelona.

He has curated several exhibitions such as “Big Bang Data” and “After the End of the World” (held at Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona), “Atmospheric Memory” (Manchester International Festival), “Máquinas y Almas” (Museo Reina Sofia Madrid), “Playtime: Game Mithologies” (Maison D’Ailleurs, Suiza), and others. José is currently teaching at the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalunya.

About the Exhibition

Journey through the universe of inventor and visionary, Buckminster Fuller who worked across multiple disciplines including art, science, architecture and design.

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