This paper originated in the theory of curating as a creative practice. Its main aim is to challenge conventional assumptions about the limited scope of curating, along with the dominant preconception of curator as merely custodians or keepers of a museum or collection. Through the exploration of unprecedented and remarkable advances in curatorial practice in the context of contemporary design, mainly using the Museum of Modern Art as my example, this paper is devoted to the promotion of curating as a creative practice. In a broader sense, this paper seeks to articulate the creative, productive, and critical potential of design curating, which is capable of engaging design practitioners like designers, design experts, creative professionals, researchers and critics, along with audiences like design users, admirers and enthusiasts, as main agents in the creative process of design curating.
Graduate-to-Be (MA Curating Contemporary Design), The School of Communication Design, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Kingston University, London, London, UK