Robert Kett is an anthropologist and curator of design, science, and technology based in the Bay Area. He received his PhD from the University of California, Irvine and is currently Emerging Curator at the Centre Canadien d’Architecture and oversees public program on design and technology at UC Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute..


Prior to joining UC Berkeley, he held positions in SFMOMA’s Department of Architecture + Design, 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 California and Latin America. His writing has been published in Representations, Design Observer Quarterly, the Getty Research Journal, Curator: The Museum Journal, Los 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.