Robert Kett is a curator and anthropologist based in San Francisco. He received his PhD in the anthropologies of science, technology, and material culture from the University of California, Irvine and is currently the 2017-18 Emerging Curator at the Canadian Centre for Architecture and Curatorial Assistant of Architecture + Design at SFMOMA. Prior to joining SFMOMA, he held positions at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and the Getty Research Institute's Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art. Robert's projects have examined art/science intersections;  experimental and interdisciplinary practice; architecture and design; and the place of indigeneity in modern aesthetic and knowledge practices in Latin America and the United States. His writing has been published in RepresentationsDesign Observer Quarterly, the Getty Research Journal, Curator: The Museum JournalLos Angeles Magazine, and other publications and he is coauthor of Learning by Doing at the Farm: Craft, Science, and Counterculture in Modern California (Soberscove Press, 2014). His work has been supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, the UC Institute for Research in the Arts, and other institutions. 

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