Alice Rawsthorn Photography Michael Leckie
Alice Rawsthorn Photography Michael Leckie
Past event

Alice Rawsthorn: Design as an Attitude

Design as an Attitude

In this public talk Alice Rawsthorn explores the role of experimentation in design, arguing that it is now more important than ever, as a new generation of independent, politically engaged designers fulfil László Moholy-Nagy’s belief that “design is an attitude, not a profession.”

Alice Rawsthorn is an award-winning design critic whose columns for the New York Times are syndicated worldwide.  She is the author of several books on design, including the critically acclaimed Hello World: Where Design Meets Life.  Her next book, A Field Guide to Design, will be published in spring 2018.  Alice speaks on design at important events including TED and the World Economic Forum’s annual meetings in Davos.  Born in Manchester and based in London, she is chair of the board of trustees of Chisenhale Gallery and the contemporary dance group Michael Clark Company, and a trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery.  A founding member of the Writers for Liberty campaign, Alice was awarded an OBE for services to design and the arts.

Supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and British Council.

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