Aidan is a curator and consultant based in Brooklyn with 16 years of experience in Design + Culture.
A native New Yorker devoted to museums since childhood, she has enjoyed working at the Met, Cooper Hewitt, MoMA, and Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Cambridge, as well as collaborating with the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and Vandalorum in Värnamo, Sweden.
She has organized and participated in dozens of exhibitions and programs on modern and contemporary design, including the major international survey "Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2000" at MoMA. Her latest exhibition (organized with 2x4) on visualizing mobility runs through March 2018 at the Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing.
She is a member of the Association of Art Museum Curators and currently serves on the Architecture & Design Panel for the New York State Council on the Arts.
Previously, she served as Director of Strategic Initiatives for AIGA, the oldest and largest design organization in the US, leading national programs for women's leadership, diversity and inclusion, get out the vote, and more.
With a strategic mindset and creative, collaborative working style, Aidan specializes in exhibitions, research and writing, programming, partnerships, and nonprofit leadership. She is interested in all aspects of design and material/visual culture with a particular passion for equity and social change, responsible and sustainable design, design for children, Nordic cultures, and STEAM education. She holds an MA in design history from Parsons and a BA in archaeology and social anthropology from Harvard.