MoMA curator Paola Antonelli will be the speaker of the Opening Conference

17 November

Barcelona Design Week 2020 edition will be held from November 17 to November 26 both online and on-site. One of the most expected talks will be the opening conference. This year it will be held by world renowned curator Paola Antonelli.

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 goal is to promote design’s understanding, until its positive influence on the world is universally acknowledged. Her work investigates design’s impact on everyday experience, often including overlooked objects and practices, and combining design, architecture, art, science and technology.

She has curated shows, written books, lectured worldwide, and taught in several schools, including Harvard and UCLA. Following the XXII Triennale di Milano–her 2019 Broken Nature, devoted to the idea of restorative design–she has opened at MoMA the exhibition Material Ecology, on the work of architect Neri Oxman. She is currently working on several new sessions of her MoMA R&D Salons; and on the Instagram series @design.emergency–conceived with design critic Alice Rawsthorn–devoted to the role of design in the Covid-19 pandemic.

The online opening session will be broadcasted online for all BDW registered participants on Tuesday November 17, at 18:30h. You can register here.

Barcelona Design Week is organized by Barcelona Design centre and FAD Foment de les Arts i del Disseny, with the support of Barcelona City Council and Museu del Disseny de Barcelona.