Opening Conference

17 November

The 2020 Barcelona Design Week edition will take place from 17th to 26th November presentially and online. One of the most awaited talk is the opening conference. This year it will be offered by the world-renowned curator Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art, as well as MoMA’s founding Director of Research & Development.

Her talk will focus on: There Is Always a Design Emergency

Just like there are many ways to be a designer, there are also many ways to be an activist designer. From the Mexican/U.S. border to the streets of Cairo; from an intensive care unit to a screen; and from objects to global infrastructures, designers are highlighting their presence and their important role in shaping social and political progress.

ORGANIZED BY: Barcelona Design centre and The Fostering Arts and Design

SUPPORTED BY: Barcelona City Council

IN COLLABORATION WITH: Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

Paola Antonelli (Photo: Marton Perlaki /