Lexus Announces List of Judges and Mentors for LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2020World-renowned design leaders from varied backgrounds come together to nurture the next generation of designers
Sep. 12, 2019
TOKYO, Japan (September 12, 2019)―Lexus International announced the list of judges and mentors for the Lexus DESIGN AWARD 2020. Gang, whose projects include an expansion to the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the O'Hare Global Terminal in Chicago, has been recognized internationally for a design process that expands beyond architecture's conventional boundaries to foreground relationships between individuals, communities, and environments. Her work exemplifies LEXUS DESIGN AWARD's goal of "Design for a Better Tomorrow." Gang adds new perspective to the already richly diverse panel that includes luminaries Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art, John Maeda, Technologist and Chief Experience Officer at Publicis Sapient, and Yoshihiro Sawa, President of Lexus International.
SENIOR CURATOR FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN AT MoMA, NY
Paola Antonelli is Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art, as well as MoMA's founding Director of Research & Development. Her work investigates design's impact on everyday experience, often including overlooked objects and practices, and combining design, architecture, art, science and technology. Following the XXII Triennale di Milano―her 2019 Broken Nature, devoted to the idea of restorative design―she is working on Material Ecology, a show on the work of architect Neri Oxman that will open at MoMA in February 2020; on several new sessions of her MoMA R&D Salons; and on two books―a collection of essays on contemporary design and Design Bites, a book about foods from all over the world as examples of design.
ARCHITECT / FOUNDING PRINCIPAL, PARTNER OF STUDIO GANG
Jeanne Gang, FAIA, is the founding principal and partner of internationally renowned architecture and urban design practice Studio Gang. Jeanne has a diverse, award-winning portfolio of work throughout the Americas and Europe. A MacArthur Fellow and Professor in Practice of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Jeanne this year was named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine and won her largest commission to date: the 2.2 million sf O'Hare Global Terminal.
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