Please Stop Using the Word “Curated”

Simply picking or putting things together that supposedly go well together is not what curating is fundamentally about.

Riad Kherdeen
ILLUMINATION
Published in
2 min readFeb 23, 2023

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Curated menus. Curated lists. Curated websites. Curated boxes and baskets. Curated, curated, curated.

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Riad Kherdeen
ILLUMINATION

PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley. Your source for original, critical, thought-provoking content about art, history, culture, and politics.