British writer and curator Justin McGuirk has joined London's Design Museum as their new chief curator. The former editor of Icon, design critic of The Guardian and director of Strelka Press was also named head of Design Curating & Writing at Design Academy Eindhoven earlier this year. As you may remember, McGuirk was awarded the Golden Lion at the 2012 Venice Biennale for an exhibition he curated with Urban Think Tank. He is also the author of Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture.
McGuirk will be responsible for coordinating the museum's new program after its relocation to Kensington in 2016.
So I've joined @DesignMuseum as Chief Curator. Thanks all for the kind words! [You beat me to it!]— Justin McGuirk (@justinmcguirk) August 3, 2015