Joseph Grima portrait

Joseph Grima to curate Biennale Interieur 2014

News: British writer and editor Joseph Grima will curate the cultural programme at this year's Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium.

Grima and his Genoa-based design and research collaborative Space Caviar will curate a programme of exhibitions, talks and films for Biennale Interieur 2014, which will investigate the current role of the home and the future of interiors.

"Interieur is one of Europe's oldest design biennials, and has a remarkable tradition of advancing critical thinking with specific regard to the domestic sphere - a realm that is rarely explored or challenged by any other biennial," said Grima.

"It is therefore the perfect context within which to conduct an investigation into domesticity as the site of encounter between design and everyday life today."

The research will focus on how shifts in society and technology could impact domestic life and the design of homes.

"We were struck by how urgently such an investigation into the condition of the domestic sphere is needed - particularly considering the rapidly-evolving context of the twenty-first-century city and the central role of the home in the present crisis," Grima said.

Space Caviar's investigation will take the form of a multi-site exhibition, a series of talks and panels, and a film programme at the event, plus a book revealing the findings.

The twenty-fourth edition of the biennale will take place from 17 to 26 October, encompassing exhibitions and events across Kortrijk.

Grima stepped down as editor-in-chief of Italian design magazine Domus last summer, after two years in the role.

He curated the Adhocracy exhibition at the Istanbul Design Biennial 2012, which explored the impact of digital networks and open-source thinking on design.