What's the relationship between the designs we've celebrated in the past, and design to come?
In 2012, Austin Center for Design and the leadership at Narrative hosted a conference to investigate the intersection of design and technology. Paola Antonelli, Senior Currator at MoMA, shared some of her reflections on the impact of objects and artifacts, past, present and future.
Paola Antonelli joined The Museum of Modern Art in 1994 and is the Museum’s Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, as well as MoMA’s founding Director of Research and Development. Her work investigates design in all its forms, from architecture to video games, often expanding its reach to include overlooked objects and practices. Her exhibitions, lectures, and writings contemplate design’s intersection and interaction with other fields (from technology and biology to popular culture) and with life—that of individuals, communities, all species, and all planets. Her goal is to promote people’s understanding of design, until its positive influence on the world is universally acknowledged.