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MoMA’s Paola Antonelli brings salon series to the GSD

As senior curator of architecture and design and director of R&D at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Paola Antonelli has developed a series of salons on themes that are relevant to both MoMA and the wider world—topics and questions that engage designers, creators, thinkers, and citizens from across professions and fields. On Tuesday, November 3, Antonelli brought the series to the Harvard Graduate School of Design with “Hybrid: The Space In Between,” a discussion that Antonelli led in Gund Hall's Piper Auditorium. The event will question the theme of cross-disciplinary thinking, exploring both its benefits and its drawbacks.

Each of the salon series events comprises a brief introductory presentation by Antonelli, followed by presentations from each of a series of panelists and concluding with a vigorous audience Q&A discussion. The panel for “Hybrid” included:

  • Elijah Anderson, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Sociology at Yale University;
  • Eric de Broche des Combes, architect and graphic designer and GSD lecturer in landscape architecture;
  • Alexa Clay, researcher and author of The Misfit Economy; and
  • Jane Fulton Suri, partner and chief creative officer at IDEO.

Learn more about the themes behind the event by reading the Harvard Gazette‘s Q&A with Antonelli.

Photo: Robin Holland