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Alice Rawsthorn

Design as an Attitude

October 25, 2018

Alice Rawsthorn

Photo by Michael Leckie

Alice Rawsthorn is an award-winning design critic and the author of the critically acclaimed books Design as an Attitude and Hello World: Where Design Meets Life. Her weekly design column for The New York Times was syndicated worldwide for more than a decade. Rawsthorn speaks about design at major global events including TED Conferences and the World Economic Forum in Davos. Born in Manchester and based in London, Rawsthorn is chair of the boards of trustees at Chisenhale Gallery in London, the contemporary dance group Michael Clark Company, and The Hepworth Wakefield gallery in Yorkshire, England. A founding member of the Writers for Liberty campaign to champion human rights and freedoms, Rawsthorn has been awarded an Order of the British Empire for services to design and the arts. As Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, said: “Alice Rawsthorn is the one and only — the best design critic in the world.”

Supported by Design Core Detroit and D++ Design Salon.