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THE CURATORS, 2020

Design is about the people. thedesignfestival.nyc enlists high profile New Yorkers and designers we admire to share their favorite destinations, tips and events around the city.

Local and independent small businesses, and New York City's economy as a whole has been devastated by the global shutdown as a result of COVID-19. In the coming months and years, we draw from the knowledge and strength of our curators to find a path forward, celebrating and reviving the city and industry we love.

Due to our unprecedented times, and the global pandemic of COVID-19, thedesignfestival.nyc 2020 has been reconfigured to cautiously, and reverently support the recovery of our city and our industry. Please sign up below for updates as we begin to recover from our collective trauma.

PAOLA ANTONELLI

Senior Curator, Director of R&D
MoMA

@paolaantonelli
@museumofmodernart

DAVID ALHADEFF

Founder
The Future Perfect

@davidalhadeff
@thefutureperfect

ELIZABETH ROBERTS

Founding Principal
Elizabeth Roberts Architects

@elizabeth_roberts_architecture

MALENE BARNETT

Founder
Black Artists + Designers Guild, Malene B Atelier

@malene.barnett
@badguild

ANNABELLE SELLDORF

Founding Principal
Selldorf Architects

@annabelleselldorf
@selldorfarchitects

KAREN WONG

Deputy Director
The New Museum

@newmuseum

WENDY GOODMAN

Design Editor
NY Magazine

@dhwendygoodman
@nymag

STEVEN LEARNER

Founder
Collective Design

@slearner
@collectivedf

JANE KELTNER DE VALLE

Style Director
Architectural Digest

@janekeltnerdev
@archidigest

JEAN LIN

Founder
Colony

@colonydesign

The Curators, 2020

Design is about the people. thedesignfestival.nyc enlists high profile New Yorkers and designers we admire to share their favorite destinations, tips and events around the city.

Due to our unprecedented times, and the global pandemic of COVID-19, thedesignfestival.nyc 2020 has been reconfigured to cautiously, and reverently support the recovery of our city and our industry. Please sign up below for updates as we begin to recover from our collective trauma.

PAOLA ANTONELLI

Senior Curator, Director of R&D
MoMA

@paolaantonelli
@museumofmodernart

DAVID ALHADEFF

Founder
The Future Perfect

@davidalhadeff
@thefutureperfect

ELIZABETH ROBERTS

Founding Principal
Elizabeth Roberts Architecture

@elizabeth_roberts_architecture

MALENE BARNETT

Founder
Black Artists + Designers Guild, Malene B Atelier

@malenebatelier
@badguild

ANNABELLE SELLDORF

Founding Principal
Selldorf Architects

@annabelleselldorf
@selldorfarchitects

KAREN WONG

Deputy Director
The New Museum

@newmuseum

STEVEN LEARNER

Founder
Collective Design

@slearner
@collectivedf

WENDY GOODMAN

Design Editor
NY Magazine

@dhwendygoodman
@nymag

JANE KELTNER DE VALLE

Style Director
Architectural Digest

@janekeltnerdev
@archidigest

JEAN LIN

Founder
Colony

@colonydesign

Local and independent small businesses, and New York City's economy as a whole has been devastated by the global shutdown as a result of COVID-19. In the coming months and years, we draw from the knowledge and strength of our curators to find a path forward, celebrating and reviving the city and industry we love.