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Presented by Poly Culture

Tuesday 4 September 2018 | 18.00 | Screening Room, South Wing

£12.00 /£10.00 concession

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MoMA Senior Curator Paola Antonelli and LDB Artistic Director Dr Christopher Turner will discuss the new frontiers of design and look at how they can be inspired by feelings of joy, sadness, anger and even fear.

The theme of the London Design Biennale 2018, Emotional States, looks to provoke a broad interpretation across design disciplines, interrogating how design can be used as a possible solution to increase happiness and to influence our emotions and experiences.

Emotions are universal, with shared meanings that transcend borders. Thoughtful design and technology can create positive emotional experiences, enabling new social possibilities and meaningful connections between people.


Paola Antonelli joined The Museum of Modern Art in 1994 and is a Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, as well as MoMA’s founding Director of Research and Development. She has curated numerous shows at MoMA and in other international institutions. She has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the MFA programmes of the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Christopher Turner, Artistic Director of the London Design Biennale, is also Keeper of Design Architecture and Digital at the V&A and the former editor of Icon and Modern Painters. Turner studied art history at the University of Cambridge and has a PhD from the University of London. He has curated exhibitions at Manifesta 7: the European Biennial of Contemporary Art and the Arnolfini Gallery, and writes for the London Review of Books The Guardian and Sunday Telegraph.