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Jennifer Higgie

Object Subject

Key Speaker

Jennifer Higgie is a staff writer and Editor at Large of frieze based in London. She is the author of the novel, Bedlam (Sternberg); editor of The Artist’s Joke (Whitechapel / MIT Press); and the author and illustrator of the children’s book There’s Not One (Scribe). She is also working on various screenplays, writing a book on women’s self-portraits since 1548 titled The Mirror & the Palette and is the presenter of the frieze podcast Bow Down, which highlights women in art history.  Earlier this year, she contributed an essay to Angelica Mesiti’s catalogue for her representation of Australia in the Venice Biennale.

Presented as part of the popular DESIGN Canberra festival, Object Subject: 2019 National Design Writing Conference will build on the successful inaugural event, which inspired new conversations, connections and ideas, questioned the very role and responsibility of design, and resulted in the publication of a special issue of the international scholarly journal, Fusion.

Jennifer Higgie