Angela Rui is a design curator and researcher based in Milan. She got her PhD in Exhibition Design at the Politecnico of Milan, Faculty of Architecture. Former designer, she served as design editor for years, now contributing – through mentoring, curating and writing – to review the role of design as a critical practice that supports and protects eco-social renewal through experimental methodologies of systemic, relational and regenerative design.

Among other projects, she curated the exhibitions: ITALY: A New Collective Landscape (ADI Design Museum, Milano 2023), AQUARIA. Or the Illusion of a Boxed Sea at the maat (Lisbon, 2021); she co-curated I See That I See What You don’t See, the Dutch Pavilion for Broken Nature – XXII Triennale di Milano (2019), and Faraway So Close – the 25th Ljubljana Design Biennial (2017). She is currently teaching “Pedagogies of the Sea” at the GEO-Design Master programme – Design Academy Eindhoven (NL) and Critica del Contemporaneo at the Università di Design di San Marino. She is now scientific consultant for knowledge practices at the IED Milano.

Her writings have been published on Abitare magazine, Domus, Icon Design, Pinup, Riposte, Vogue, TLmag, Terraforma Journal, Flashart Italia, Lotus. She lectured at MAXXI (Rome), Triennale Milano, ENSAD (Paris), USI Academy of Architecture (Mendrisio), Re-Earth – Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella), Mudec (Milan), IUAV (Venezia), Domus Academy (Milan).