May 15

Johanna Agerman Ross

Johanna Agerman Ross is the newly appointed Conran Foundation Chief Curator at the Design Museum in London. She was previously curator of twentieth-century and contemporary furniture and product design at the V&A where she co-curated the new permanent gallery Design 1900-Now and the internationally touring exhibition Plastic: Remaking Our World. While at the V&A she also launched Make Good: Rethinking Material Futures, which focused on design and the climate emergency. In 2011 she founded the international design journal Disegno, which she edited for five years. She is still Disegno’s director.

Her practice is focused on sharing stories around design and uncovering narratives that are often unseen or that go unnoticed. This is also the starting point for her latest project, Design Stories, at Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, Gothenburg, a new permanent exhibition that is due to open in autumn 2024.