Paola Antonelli will be joined to judge the 20th International Design Contest. Antonelli is on a mission to introduce —and explain— design to the world. Since she stepped back from practicing architecture in order to focus on writing about design, teaching and curating gallery exhibitions, Italian native Paola Antonelli has become a force to be reckoned with in the design world. Working at The Museum of Modern Art in New York since 1994, she is senior curator of Architecture and Design and, as of 2012, the museum's first ever director of research and development.
She has worked on shows such as "Humble Masterpieces," which celebrated traditionally unheralded design icons such as the paperclip; "Design and the Elastic Mind," considering the relationship between design and science; and "Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival", introducing the concept of "restorative design." Her goal is to insistently promote design’s understanding, until its positive influence on the world is fully acknowledged.
Therefore, Paola Antonelli is one of the most qualified references and voices to choose the best design projects of this special 20 anniversary edition focused on sustainable design and with the collaboration of the World Design Organization (WDO).
The competition is now open for entries until 27th of November. Now in the 20th edition, the contest has become the showcase for international design excellence and an international platform for emerging talents including architects and designers around the world.
We’ll be announcing more judges soon, stay tunned!