Brief CV
Silvia Franceschini is an independent curator and researcher. She is the co-author of "Global Tools 1973-1975: When Education Coincides with Life" a monograph on Global Tools, a multidisciplinary experimental program of art and design education active in Italy between 1973-1975 (Salt e-publishing, 2015, Archive Books, 2017). In 2015 she was a member of the curatorial team of the The School of Kyiv, Kyiv Biennale (Kyiv, 2015). Her recent curatorial projects address politics of knowledge production and historiography (“Time of Reasonable Doubts”, Moscow International Biennial for Young Artists, Moscow, 2016), the notion of “strategy” as a subject and a methodological tool (”Sources Go Dark", Futura Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, 2015), connections between radical pedagogy and the operaist theories during the “Years of Lead” in Italy ("Global Tools 1973-1975: Towards an Ecology of Design", SALT, Istanbul) and political commentaries on the urban sphere of post-socialist Eastern Europe ("The Way of Enthusiasts", V-A-C Foundation, Venice Biennale, 2012). In 2011 she co-founded "Mazama Residency" (Mazama, Washington State), a research platform gathering artists and architects to a program of workshops, investigations and projects on the concept of “field” in its territorial, scientific and metaphysical dimension. She has previously worked as assistant curator for the Archive for Spatial Aesthetic and Praxis ASAP and at the Design Department of the Centre Pompidou. She studied Cultural Policies at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow and Design and Art Theory at Politecnico di Milano, where she is now a PhD fellow.