What are some of the most urgent challenges facing our earth? And how can design enable us meet up with them?

Join Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design, for Broken Nature, a 4-episode podcast collection in conjunction with MoMA’s eponymous exhibition, which explores our fragile but essential ties to the rest of nature and the globe around us. Antonelli and her guests—bloggers, anthropologists, judges, business owners, and more—will appear at programs that maintain and permeate our lives, from food items to fashion and the legislation, and talk to how we may well redesign them to make them fairer to all humans and other species.

Episodes will roll out out weekly listed here on Magazine. You can also subscribe to the MoMA Magazine podcast anywhere you get your podcasts, together with Spotify and Apple, and occur see the exhibition that impressed this series at MoMA.

The Broken Mother nature podcast is hosted by Paola Antonelli and developed by Isabel Custodio, with exploration and writing by Anna Burckhardt, and support from Alex Halberstadt, Prudence Peiffer, and Leah Dickerman. Primary tunes by Pablo Altar.

Be a part of us for a are living Q&A on Thursday, April 22 (Earth Working day), with Paola Antonelli and anthropologist Eduardo Kohn.

Episode 1: “Is Corn Feeding a Lie?”

Corn varieties displayed at the Feria de la Agrobiodiversidad (Fair of Agrobiodiversity) in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. From Los Guardianes del Maíz (The Keepers of Corn). 2020. Documentary directed by Gustavo Vasquez

Corn varieties exhibited at the Feria de la Agrobiodiversidad (Reasonable of Agrobiodiversity) in the condition of Oaxaca, Mexico. From Los Guardianes del Maíz (The Keepers of Corn). 2020. Documentary directed by Gustavo Vasquez

Showing up in meals, cosmetics, gas, medicine—and, by consequence, in significantly of the air we breathe—corn has grow to be a person of the most ubiquitous presences in our life. “It’s basically not possible [to avoid corn] devoid of a hermetically sealed natural environment,” suggests our initial guest Bex, who has been residing with an acute corn allergy for numerous many years and in the end started off a site to support folks with comparable conditions. The proliferation of corn has experienced major repercussions for our well being, setting, and communities. How has this happened? And what can our overreliance on corn teach us about the cultural, industrial, and economic infrastructures that aid and impact what and how we eat?

From motion picture theaters to the North American Cost-free Trade Arrangement, we glimpse at how this crop travels by means of our up to date meals technique in stunning and sometimes devastating approaches. “We produce a lot more corn than any person at any time needed, and then we have to come up with all these Frankensteinian methods for getting rid of it,” points out our 2nd guest, cultural anthropologist Alyshia Gálvez.

We will also take a look at wherever types could possibly exist for new—or incredibly old—approaches to resisting the industrial overproduction of yellow corn, like those practiced by our friends Yira Vallejo and Jonathan Barbieri, neighborhood organizers based in Mexico who educate farmers about the romantic relationship involving ancestral corn and the Mexican folks. They also help create the Feria de la Agrobiodiversidad, “an celebration that brings with each other families [who] exchange not only seeds, but also expertise,” in accordance to Vallejo. Initiatives like theirs—rooted in an being familiar with of the complexity of the ties that connect us to the environment and to every single other—could be blueprints for countrywide and worldwide coverage regarding agriculture, trade, and the environment.

Broken Character is designed achievable by Allianz, MoMA’s husband or wife for design and innovation.