Paola Antonelli (MoMA) and Lucia Pietrouisti (Serpentine Galleries) call for principles of co-design with other species and leaving the superior position of the anthropocentric framework. The first step towards interspecies design, they argue, is symbiosis, where organizations respond more flexibly to ecological imperatives. The next step is to move from organizational sustainability and resilience towards planetary sustainability and resilience.
Lucia Pietroiusti works at the intersection of art, ecology and systems, usually outside of the gallery format. She is the curator of Sun & Sea (Marina) – the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale 2019 as well as Curator of General Ecology at Serpentine Galleries. Pietroiusti is a co-founder, and occasional co-presenter, of the Serpentine Podcast.
Museum of Modern Art
As a Senior Curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Paola Antonelli's goal is to promote design’s understanding until its positive influence on the world is universally acknowledged. Her work investigates design’s impact on everyday experience, often including overlooked objects and practices, and combining design, architecture, art, science, and technology.