The Advisory Committee for the XXII Triennale is an international panel of scholars and practitioners from the creative fields, science, and technology that also have a strong affinity for design and architecture. The Advisory Committee will support the curatorial team in the organization of the thematic exhibition and in selecting three award-winning entries: for the first time, the Triennale will be granting the honorary Bee Awards consisting of golden, black, and wax medals.
The Advisory Committee includes:
Adam Bly recently led data at Spotify. He previously founded the data analytics company Seed Scientific, which was acquired by Spotify in 2015. He was a Visiting Senior Fellow in Science, Technology & Society at Harvard Kennedy School and has lectured at Harvard, MIT, Peking University, NASA, MoMA, and the World Economic Forum. He founded the popular science magazine, Seed (2001-2010), and is the editor of Science is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science & Society (HarperCollins). Adam was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is the recipient of the Golden Jubilee Medal from Queen Elizabeth II. Based in New York City, he is currently building a new purpose-driven AI startup.
Rania Ghosn is founding partner of DESIGN EARTH and Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at MIT. Her design research investigates aesthetic forms of environmental engagement bringing together spatial history, geographic visualization, projective design, and material public assemblies to speculate on ways of living with legacy technologies on a damaged planet. Her collaborative practice has contributed to La Biennale di Venezia (2018, 2016), Oslo Triennale (2017), Seoul Biennale (2017), Sharjah Biennale (2016) amongst others, and has recently been collected by the Museum of Modern Art. Rania is winner of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects, Boghossian Foundation Lebanon, ACSA Faculty Design Awards, and Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards. She is author with El Hadi Jazairy of Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment and Geographies of Trash. She has published widely on infrastructure, energy, and regionalism. Rania studied at the American University of Beirut, and University College London, and holds a Doctor of Design from Harvard University.
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg's experimental practice explores the values that shape design, science, and emerging technology, through the design of objects and fictions, and through writing and curatorial projects. Daisy has spent ten years researching synthetic biology and the design of living matter, and is lead author of Synthetic Aesthetics: Investigating Synthetic Biology’s Designs on Nature (MIT Press, 2014). In 2017, she completed Better, her PhD by practice in Design Interactions at London's Royal College of Art, interrogating powerful dreams of “better” futures and how they manifest in material things. She received the London Design Medal for Emerging Talent in 2012, and the World Technology Award for design in 2011. Daisy publishes, lectures, teaches, and exhibits internationally, including at MoMA New York, the Moscow Art Biennale, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, and the National Museum of China, and her work is in museum and private collections.
Gabriella Gómez-Mont is the founder of Laboratorio para la Ciudad, the experimental arm of the Mexico City government, reporting to the Mayor. The Lab is a place to reflect and explore alternative social scripts and urban futures for the city, working across diverse areas, such as urban creativity, mobility, governance, civic tech, public space, etc. The Lab also searches to create links between civil society and government, and to accommodate multidisciplinary collaborations, highlighting the importance of political and public imagination. Gabriella is also a journalist, visual artist, a director of documentary films, as well as a creative advisor to several cities, universities and companies. She has been awarded several international recognitions for her work in different fields, including the first prize in both the Audi Urban Future Award and the Best Art Practice Award given by the Italian government. She has also held roles as a Yale World Fellow and an MIT Director´s Fellow among others.
Jamer Hunt is the Vice Provost for Transdisciplinary Initiatives at The New School, where he was founding director (2009-2015) of the graduate program in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons School of Design. He collaboratively designs open and flexible programs for participation that respond to emergent cultural conditions. At the MoMA he was co-creator of the award-winning, curatorial experiment and book Design and Violence (2013-2015), and has collaborated on the HeadSpace: On Scent as Design and the Design and the Elastic Mind symposia. In 2006, he co-founded DesignPhiladelphia, the country’s largest design week, and in Philadelphia he collaboratively led a community driven park design process that resulted in Hawthorne Park, a sustainably designed green space adjacent to Center City. He has published widely, including for Fast Company and the Huffington Post, and he is co-author, with Meredith Davis, of Visual Communication Design. He is currently completing a book manuscript on scale, complex systems, and the unruliness of everyday experiences.
Sarah Ichioka leads Desire Lines, a strategic consultancy for environmental, cultural and social-impact organisations and initiatives. She has held leadership, planning, editorial and curatorial roles for multiple reputable institutions of culture, urban policy and research, including the LSE Cities Programme, La Biennale di Venezia, Tate Modern, and the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism among others. Sarah was Director of The Architecture Foundation (UK), and a Co-Director of the London Festival of Architecture. She has served as advisor or judge for a wide range of cultural and spatial initiatives, including the European Prize for Urban Public Space, Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, and the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge. Born in California, and educated at Yale and the LSE, Sarah has been honoured as one of the Global Public Interest Design 100, by Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the British Council / Clore Foundation's Cultural Leadership International Fellowship.
Koyo Kouoh is the founding artistic director of RAW Material Company. For Carnegie International, 57th edition, 2018, she is contributing Dig Where You Stand, as part of an exhibition based on the Carnegie Museum of Art’s collection. With Rasha Salti, she recently co-curated Saving Bruce Lee: African and Arab Cinema in the Era of Soviet Cultural Diplomacy at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Koyo was the curator of 1:54 FORUM, the educational program at the Contemporary African Art Fair in London and New York, and served in the curatorial teams for documenta 12 (2007) and documenta 13 (2012) among others. Her publications include Word!Word?Word! Issa Samb and the undecipherable form (2013), the first monograph dedicated to the work of seminal Senegalese artist Issa Samb. She regularly takes part in juries and selection committees internationally. She lives and works in Dakar and Basel.
Professor of Business Economics and Management at Ca 'Foscari University of Venice. He devoted much of his research activity to the transformation of the Italian economic system with particular attention to the evolution of manufacturing sectors facing the of the so-called fourth industrial revolution. Over the last five years he has focused his attention on the generative potential of the encounter between craftsman's know-how, design and digital culture. He is president of the Advisory Board “Manifattura Milano”, member of the Unicredit Advisory Board, consultant of the Italian Ministry of University and Research for the Higher Technical training and member of the Scientific Committee of Symbola. He is the author of several articles and volumes including Futuro Artigiano (ed. by Marsilio in 2011) which discusses technology, know-how and design and has won the Compasso d'Oro award; Fare è innovare. Il nuovo lavoro artigiano (edited by Il Mulino in 2016). In 2016 he curated the New Craft exhibition in the XXI Triennale.
Maholo Uchida is the curator of Miraikan, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, in Tokyo. She started her career as a new media art curator and was appointed to Miraikan in 2002. Upon completing a year of professional internship at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, supported by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs, she moved back to Miraikan in her new role as its chief curator. Maholo has organized several exhibitions that bridge art and science, including the symbol exhibit Geo-Cosmos, for which she collaborated with local and international artists such as Jeff Mills and Bjork. She also produces several projects on Japanese manufacturing culture and innovative technology. She is currently guest co-curator for the Barbican Centre's exhibition on AI, opening in summer 2019.