Live panel on women within design institutions with Tulga Beyerle, Lilli Hollein and Alexandra Cunningham Cameron

Dezeen teamed up with Salone del Mobile to live stream a talk on women in design and art institutions.

Dezeen's collaboration with Salone del Mobile will see us live stream a panel discussion in its Open Talks series, curated by Maria Cristina Didero, every day this week during Supersalone.

The second talk in the series explored the experiences of women within design and art institutions.

On the panel is the director of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg Tulga Beyerle, director of the MAK museum in Vienna Lilli Hollein and curator of contemporary design at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York Alexandra Cunningham Cameron.

Titled Women Within Institutions, the talk was moderated by creative director and design consultant Tony Chambers.

Tulga Beyerle
Tulga Beyerle is the director of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

Beyerle became the director of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg in 2018, after acting as director of Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden.

Previously she was director of Vienna Design Week, which she co-founded in 2006, and also worked as an independent curator in Vienna and Glasgow.

After completing an apprenticeship in carpentry, she studied industrial design in Vienna and taught design history and theory at the University of Applied Arts there for seven years.

Lilli Hollein
Lilli Hollein is the director of the MAK museum

Hollein is the newly appointed general director of the MAK Museum in Vienna. Until May this year she was director of Vienna Design Week, which she also co-founded.

Hollein studied industrial design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. She has published writing on architecture and design in major international publications, and has curated annual contributions to Vienna Design Week, exhibitions on the Memphis Group and young Austrian architects, and Austria's contribution to the 2007 São Paulo International Architecture Biennale.

Alexandra Cunningham Cameron
Alexandra Cunningham Cameron is curator of contemporary design at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

Cameron is a writer and curator who specialises in contemporary design. She currently acts as curator of contemporary design at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York.

Cameron was previously editor-in-chief of independent arts journal The Miami Rail and creative director of Design Miami.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Financial Times, Vogue, PIN UP, The New Yorker, and other publications. She was also the organiser of Willi Smith: Street Couture, the first exhibition and monograph on the American fashion designer.

Women in Institutions talk at Salone Del Mobile
Design consultant Tony Chambers

Chambers is the founder of creative agency TC & Friends and co-founder of design and art platform OTOMOTO. 

He is the editor and creative director of Phaidon's monograph of designer Paul Smith, and the co-chair of Brainstorm Design, Fortune magazine’s design & business conference.

From 2003 to 2018 Chambers served as editor-in-chief and creative director of Wallpaper* magazine, and has also acted as art director of British GQ and art editor of The Sunday Times Magazine.

This year's edition of Salone del Mobile, titled Supersalone, is curated by architect Stefano Boeri as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, which caused the cancellation of the 2020 edition.

Taking place in Milan in September rather than in its usual April slot, the special edition of the fair will feature products displayed on a series of parallel walls instead of in branded booths.

Salone del Mobile and parallel fuorisalone events will take place from 5-10 September 2021 in Milan. See Dezeen Events Guide for an up-to-date list of architecture and design events taking place around the world.