International Women’s Day: Thoughts from International Designer & NewSchool Faculty Elena Pacenti

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In honor of International Women’s Day, Dr. Elena Pacenti, Director of the Domus Academy School of Design at NewSchool, talks about some international women in design who have inspired her:

“I have been very much inspired by women in design: Paola Navone and Patricia Urquiola have been among the best of their generation of designers. Grace, courage and a radical sense of beauty have left a sign in the contemporary course of design.”

For more on Paola Navone, visit

For more on Patricia Urquiola and her work, check out

Dr. Pacenti’s own design and teaching philosophy can be found detailed in her letter to students.

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