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The New Frontiers of Design

Paola Antonelli (Museum of Modern Art, New York)
Location: Festival Pavilion
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 7 ratings)

Design has branched out in new directions, galvanizing young practitioners, sparking novel business models, and attracting worldwide attention. A designer today can choose to focus on interaction, interfaces, the web, visualization, socially minded infrastructures, immersive spaces, biodesign, sustainability, video games, critical scenarios, and, yes, even products and furniture.

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Paola Antonelli

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Paola Antonelli’s work investigates design’s influence on everyday experience, often
including overlooked objects and practices, and combining design, architecture, art,
science and technology. In addition to her role as Senior Curator of Architecture and
Design at MoMA, Paola was appointed director of a new Research and Development
initiative in 2012. She lectures frequently at high-level global conferences and
coordinates cultural discussions at the World Economic Forum in Davos. A true
interdisciplinary, energetic and generous cultural thinker, Paola was recently rated
as one of the top one hundred most powerful people in the world of art by Art