Who can say no to education?
Pavilion 3 - Arena
We have different approaches to education, which is one of the most precious assets we have. The guests invited share a long time experience in the field as they have taught in the most prestigious schools all over the word. We have asked them to talk about their own way of passing their knowledge to students. Koivu, who curated The Lost Graduation Show, moderates the conversation.
Beatriz Colomina is the Howard Crosby Butler Professor of the History of Architecture at Princeton University and the Founding Director of the Media and Modernity Program at Princeton University. She writes and curates on questions of design, art, sexuality and media.
Aric Chen is the newly-appointed General and Artistic Director of Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, and previous to that was Professor and Director of the Curatorial Lab at the College of Design & Innovation at Tongji University, Shanghai, and Curatorial Director of the Design Miami fairs.
Anthony is a University Professor of Design and Social Inquiry and Co-Director of the Designed Realities Studio at Parsons/The New School in New York.
He is also a partner in the design studio Dunne & Raby. Between 2005-2015 he was professor and head of the Design Interactions programme at the Royal College of Art in London. At The New School, with Fiona Raby, he is developing new approaches to practice-led research and project-based teaching that bring design, the humanities, and the social sciences into conversation around new forms of interdisciplinary imagining.
Anniina Koivu is a design writer, curator, consultant and teacher, who divides her time between Milan and Lausanne. She works across a number of fields, from curation to art direction, product development, and editorial and research projects, which she develops for clients such as Kvadrat, Iittala, Vitra, Camper and the Fogo Island Workshops and Shorefast Foundation.