Paola Antonelli

Thu, Oct 3    6:30pm

Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival
A lecture by Paola Antonelli with response by Amale Andraos, Dean of Columbia GSAPP. Introduction by Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia School of the Arts.

Antonelli claims that “our only chance at survival is to design our own beautiful extinction.” She will present the potentials of restorative design in the Anthropocene and her curation of over 100 projects for the 22nd edition of the Milan Triennial.

Paola Antonelli is senior curator in the department of architecture and design of the Museum of Modern Art as well as MoMA’s founding Director of Research & Development. With a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan, Paola Antonelli has also earned Honorary Doctorate degrees from the Royal College of Art and Kingston University, London, the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, and Pratt Institute in New York. She has curated numerous shows, lectured worldwide, and has served on several international architecture and design juries.

Free and open to the public with RSVP. Check-in will begin one hour prior to start time. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. Advance registration does not guarantee seating; early arrival is suggested.

Co-presented by Barnard and Columbia College Architecture Department; Columbia GSAPP; MA in Modern and Contemporary Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies (MODA), Department of Art History and Archaeology; and Columbia University School of the Arts.

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