Alice Rawsthorn will be talking about INTERSECTIONS IN AND ON DESIGN
Grande Auditório do CCB
Saturday, 30 September
Alice Rawsthorn is not only an award-winning design critic, but a firm believer that design is one of the most powerful tools at our disposal to improve our quality of life. Having started her career as a news journalist and foreign correspondent, her passion for design was ignited by the courage and verve of radical designers such as Buckminster Fuller and László Moholy-Nagy. Author of the critically acclaimed book Hello World: Where Design Meets Life, she has had an essential role in the contemporary understanding of design, speaking at important events across the globe, including TED and the World Economic Forum in Davos. With a truly bold and comprehensive world view, Alice understands design as a slippery and elusive phenomenon, believing that all inspiring design projects have one thing in common – they begin with a dream – which is why the greatest designers are almost always the biggest dreamers, rebels and renegades.
Based in London, she is chair of trustees at Chisenhale Gallery and the dance group Michael Clark Company, and a trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery. A founding member of the Writers for Liberty campaign, she was was awarded an OBE for services to design and the arts. Her next book, Design as an Attitude, will be published in 2018.