Talk: There will always be a design emergency
Pavillion 3, Arena
This talk will feature two international figures on the design scene, Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design and Director of Research and Development at MoMA, and the journalist, critic and design expert Alice Rawsthorn, who, through their Design Emergency Instagram Live series of talks (@design.emergency), have discussed the amazing diversity of design and its efficacy in tackling urgent problems. The series gave rise to a book, Design Emergency: Building a Better Future, published by Phaidon on May. Their talk at SaloneSatellite, There Will Always Be a Design Emergency, will discuss the story behind the project and include a selection of past interviews as concrete examples of how designers are tackling complex challenges in every field, in a bid to make our lives safer, healthier, happier, more productive and inclusive.
Paola Antonelli is Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art, as well as MoMA’s founding Director of Research & Development.
Her work investigates design’s impact on everyday experience, often including overlooked objects and practices, and combining design, architecture, art, science, and technology.
Among her most recent exhibitions are the XXII Triennale di Milano Broken Nature and MoMA’s Material Ecology, on the groundbreaking work of architect Neri Oxman.
Alice Rawsthorn is an award-winning design critic and author, whose books include Design as an Attitude, Hello World: Where Design Meets Life and, most recently, Design Emergency: Building a Better Future. Her weekly design column for The New York Times was syndicated worldwide for over a decade.
In all her work, Alice champions design’s potential as a social, political and ecological tool.