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Currently the Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture and Design as well as the Director of R&D at The Museum of Modern Art, Italian born design visionary has curated multiple exhibitions emphasizing the connection between design and innovation. Antonelli received a laurea degree in architecture from the Politecnico di Milano university in 1990 and eventually went on to lecture at several institutions including the University of California, Los Angeles and Harvard University. Although having never worked as an architect, Antonelli’s focus on maximizing functionality through design resonates with the mindset I have as I pursue a degree in architecture. Her exhibition “Safe: Design Takes Risk”, utilizes aspects of design that are both creative and functional. Consisting of conceptual models of automobiles, articles of clothing, and other everyday objects, the exhibition truly brings to the light the direct relationship between the way an object is designed and it’s efficiency.

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