Eulàlia Bosch

Eulàlia Bosch
Gubbio, tardor 2019


Eulàlia Bosch (Barcelona 1949) is a lecturer in Philosophy, and a writer, curator and pioneer program designer connecting philosophy, education and the arts with the experience of everyday life. 

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) by Eugènia Balcells, all of which included ambitious programs of educational outreach (as shown in the film Rice Is Planted with Rice, Barcelona 2010). From 1990 collaborates with museums as LACMA, L.A. California, Tate Modern, London and Centres of Artistic Education such as Barnahus in Bergen, Norway, o Arte in gioco in Milan, Italy. In 1995 she creates the Educational Department of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA) being her director until 1999. Since then she works regularly for the Eugenia Balcells Foundation.

She has authored numerous articles as well as the books The Pleasure of BeholdingThe visitor’s museum. (Barcelona, Actar 1998), Education and Everyday LifeShort 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. Until 2014, 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, her main interest is in writing.

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