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.
Many of the strands that connect humans to nature have been intensely compromised, if not entirely severed, over the past two centuries. A new creative approach, "restorative design," highlights architecture and design projects, objects, and concepts at all scales that reconsider humans' relationship with their environment, and celebrates design’s ability to offer powerful insight into the key issues of our age.