Charlotte McCurdy is an interdisciplinary designer from New York City. Her project “After Ancient Sunlight” is now on view as part of “Nature — The Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.” It won the 2019 Experimental Category of the Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards and has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Wallpaper, OZY, FastCompany, Core77, Women’s Wear Daily, Curbed, Grist, Gizmodo, and beyond. She is a Global Security Fellow at the Rhode Island School of Design with the support of the MacArthur Foundation and a member of the New Museum’s cultural incubator, NEW INC with the support of Science Sandbox. Her research focuses on making existential threats more tractable through design. She holds a Master of Industrial Design from RISD, and a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs from Yale University.