Arts, Education and Urban Life
Eulàlia Bosch (Barcelona 1949), is a lecturer in Philosophy, and a writer, curator and pioneer program designer bringing together education, urban life and the arts, as well as exploring the new forms of participation and cooperation offered by the new electronic media.
In 1985 she was a founding member of the Institute of Research on the Teaching of Philosophy (Institut de Recerca sobre l’Ensenyament de la Filosofia-IREF), that she directed until 1995. She is an active lecturer on innovative educational approaches and participates regularly in international conferences.
In the domain of art projects and exhibitions she has conceived and curated, among others, Mystery Creatures (1992), The Magic Box (1993), Seeing the Light: Eugènia Balcells (1996), To Remember is to Build Memory (1997) City of Words (1998), Oteiza (2000), Frequencies (2009) and Light Years (2012) all of which included ambitious programs of educational outreach (as shown in the film Rice Is Planted with Rice, Barcelona 2010). In 1995 she created the Education Department of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA) that she directed until 1999.
She has authored numerous articles as well as the books The Pleasure of Beholding. The visitor’s museum. (Barcelona, Actar 1998), Education and Everyday Life. Short Stories with Long Endings (Melbourne, Hawker Brownlow 2005), and Un lloc anomenat escola (Barcelona, Graó, 2009) – A Place Called School, English translation forthcoming.
She is also the editor of I Send You This Cadmium Red: a correspondence on colour between John Berger and John Christie, (Barcelona, Actar 2000), Embryonic Landscapes, Ariel Ruiz (Barcelona, Actar 2001) and Education and Urban Life: 20 years of Educating Cities (Santillana, 2008).
She is a founding partner and director of educational projects of Gao lletres, a cultural agency created in 2003 in partnership with Ramon Espelt and Pep Subirós. Gao lletres designs and develops cultural and educational projects inspired by a conception of culture as a public service. The thematic areas covered by the agency range from historical heritage to contemporary artistic creativity, with particular emphasis on the cultural dimensions of urban life and its intense dynamic of change, and very especially on the assets and problems associated to its ever growing cultural diversity.
Currently, she is working on the development of the Eugènia Balcells Foundation and she is a founding member of ConArte Internacional.