Pedro Gadanho is a Portuguese architect, curator, teacher and writer, appointed as the Curator for Contemporary Architecture at the MoMA in January last year.
Pedro is a prolific writer, who uses a blog as a laboratory for his ideas about architecture and urbanism fresh views on the current states of cities and how architecture can transform them, that will sure have an impact on what the Department of Architecture of the Museum focuses on.
During this past year Pedro has been involved in the YAP (Young Architects Program) a platform to discover young architects and foster new ideas through installations at the MoMA PS1 (Queens, NY), the MAXXXI Museum (Rome, Italy), the Istanbul Modern Museum (Istanbul, Turkey) and with CONSTRUCTO (Santiago, Chile).
Pedro also curated the exhibit "9 + 1 Ways of Being Political: 50 Years of Political Stances in Architecture and Urban Design" (open until Jun 9th, 2013; Architecture and Design Galleries, third floor), where his views of city and architecture come together in the form of a selection of fresh ideas and examples of architects who actively shaped our cities. The opening of the exhibit included the architectural performance "IKEA Disobedients" by Andres Jaque.
In today's world, where we have access to everything that is happening at the the tip of our fingers, the role of the curators take more and more relevance to understand our new context.
You can follow Pedro on Twitter @pedrogadanho.