STRETCHING THE MUSEUM: NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR CURATING DESIGN
Where is design discourse most at home? Museums, the traditional domain of curating, have their constraints. By contrast, the growing field of experimental gallery spaces, biennials and triennials offer fresh opportunities, but for limited audiences. What can each space learn from the other? This panel gathered several notable design curators for a lively discussion about the issues and motivations shaping design curatorial practice, the role of 21st century design museums and biennials, and how to subvert them from within. Students of the programme wrote and presented introductions for each speaker on the panel, while department, Alice Twemlow moderated. The panel was part of the DAE #tvclerici exhibition.
• Paola Antonelli, senior curator of Architecture & Design and Director of R&D at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
• Aric Chen, lead curator for Design & Architecture at M+, Hong Kong.
• Matylda Krzykowski, founding member and artistic director at Depot Basel.
• Justin McGuirk, chief curator at the Design Museum, London.
•Alice Twemlow, freelance design curator and head of the Master Design Curating & Writing at the Design Academy Eindhoven.
Stretching the Museum: New Opportunities for Curating Design, a Panel Discussion organized by Design Academy Eindhoven Master Design Curating & Writing, 5, April, 2017, Palazzo Clerici, Milan