youDESIGN Contest Winners

Contest Description | Winners | Honorable Mention | Judges

The youDESIGN contest is now closed but you can still use the youDESIGN activity and send your design as an e-card.

Vito Acconci/Acconci Studio

World-renowned artist Vito Acconci's early work focused on fiction and poetry, but by the late 1960s and early 70s his artworks began to incorporate performance, photos, film, and video as instruments for the exploration of both the self and person-to-person relationships. His audio and video installations of the mid-70s turned exhibition spaces into community meeting places. His architectural "games" of the early 80s created performative spaces for viewers, whose participation resulted in the construction and deconstruction of house prototypes. By the mid-80s his work had crossed over into architecture, landscape, and industrial design; in 1988 he started Acconci Studio, a theoretical-design and building workshop. The Studio treats architecture as an occasion for activity, and they make spaces that are fluid, changeable, and portable.

Paola Antonelli
Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art

Paola Antonelli joined The Museum of Modern Art in February 1994 and is a curator in the Department of Architecture and Design. After receiving a Master's degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan in 1990, Antonelli served as a Lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she taught design history and theory from 1991 to 1993. She has also served on several international architecture and design juries. Antonelli's goal is to promote understanding of design in order to ensure that its positive influence on the world is fully appreciated. She is currently working on an exhibition entitled Safe; on a book about foods from all over the world as examples of outstanding design; on a television program on great international design; and on trying to get a Boeing 747 commuter jet into the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. She recently completed a book about MoMA's design collection, Objects of Design from The Museum of Modern Art.

Deborah Schwartz
The Edward John Noble Foundation Deputy Director for Education,
The Museum of Modern Art

Deborah Schwartz joined the Museum of Modern Art as Deputy Director for Education in April 2002. Schwartz, a national leader in the field of museum education, directs the Museum's educational programs serving children and families, schools, college students, adults, and visitors with special needs. Schwartz is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University Teacher's College, where she teaches a graduate seminar on museum education. She was the curator of Art Inside Out, an exhibition at the Children's Museum of Manhattan that featured work by the artists Elizabeth Murray, William Wegman, and Fred Wilson.

Maggie Lederer D'Errico
Senior Producer, Digital Media, Department of Information Technology,
The Museum of Modern Art

Maggie Lederer D'Errico is involved with the day-to-day operations of MoMA.org as well as the development of special online and in-Museum kiosk projects, including the award-winning What Is a Print?, Mies in Berlin/Mies in America, and The Artists of Brücke. After many years working as a Production Manager in film and television, Lederer D'Errico switched to new media in 1997 as Online Producer and Web Manager for three publications at CMP Media. She worked as Senior Project Manager at a dot-com before her current position at MoMA.

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