Paola Antonelli (Judge)
Paola Antonelli is Senior Curator for the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and is MoMA’s founding Director of Research and Development. Her goal is to promote the understanding of design until its positive influence on the world is universally acknowledged.
Her work investigates design’s impact on everyday experiences, often including overlooked objects and practices, and combining design, architecture, art, science and technology. She has curated shows, written books, lectured worldwide and taught in several schools, including Harvard and UCLA.
Following the XXII Triennale di Milano – her 2019 Broken Nature, devoted to the idea of restorative design – she is working on Material Ecology, a show on the work of architect Neri Oxman that will open at MoMA in February 2020. She is also working on new sessions of her MoMA R&D Salons and on two books: a collection of essays on contemporary design and Design Bites, about foods from all over the world as examples of design.