The Artsy Podcast, No. 27: Tackling the Sexist History of Design

Artsy’s team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the best stories in art.

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In the last decade, the department of architecture and design at MoMA has acquired the “@” symbol, the original suite of emojis, and even the Pac-Man video game. Leading this charge is senior curator Paola Antonelli, one of the pioneering women in design today. On this episode, we discuss the contributions these trailblazers have made to the field and the challenges that confront women in design, both past and present. Plus: how something called “speculative design” can help us visualize the future.

16 Women Pushing Design Forward in the United States

This podcast is hosted by Artsy Associate Editor Isaac Kaplan, joined for this edition by Gallery Partnerships Manager and Associate Director, Design Alex Gilbert and Staff Writer Alexxa Gotthardt. It was produced by Editorial Associate Abigail Cain.

Intro music: “Something Elated” by Broke For Free
Cover image: Sagmeister & Walsh / pinswontsavetheworld.com