“Broken Nature” and Other Design Exhibitions for the Real World


Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 5:30pm


Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Image of Paola Antonelli.

Free Public Lecture

Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture and Design; Director, Research & Development at The Museum of Modern Art

The XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival, highlighted the concept of restorative design, plotting its role in surveying our species’ bonds with the complex systems in the world,and in designing reparations when necessary, through objects, concepts, and new systems. Antonelli will take stock of the experience, casting the exhibition against the turbulent geopolitical background of the past year, describing which among its ambitions were met, and which were not.


The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Seating will begin at 5pm.

Free admission, but seating is limited. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5pm at the Broadway entrance. One ticket per person.


Free event parking at the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street

Curatorial Innovations Lecture

Presented by the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture in collaboration with the Harvard Art Museums