Binders & Documents
The Shapira Archive is a unique and rich body of materials representing the thinking, events and objects of 20th century design. The archive contains valuable original documents related to emerging design theory and practices–iconic international designers who gave shape to the last century.
The archive contains written (and otherwise recorded) intellectual dialogues between Shapira and his contemporaries–from Gio Ponti to Henry Dreyfuss, as well as the early work of their intellectual offspring, from Paola Antonelli, Senior Design Curator at MOMA, who lectured design history and theory under Shapira at UCLA, from 1991 to 1993, to Selby Mvusi, who established the foundation for Industrial Design in Africa at the University of Science & Technology in Kumasi, Ghana (1962-1964) to the Design program in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Nairobi, Kenya (1965-1967). Prof. Shapira established the Design Department at the University of Nairobi in 1969. (1969-1971)