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Design to the rescue?


Thursday 15 September, 7.30pm

Title: Design to the Rescue?
Speaker: Alice Rawsthorn

Outline: At a perilous and turbulent time, when we need design more than ever to help us to understand what is happening and to find a constructive way forward, Alice Rawsthorn discusses the challenges and opportunities facing designers as they strive to fulfil their traditional objective of helping to build a better world.

Alice Rawsthorn writes about design in the International New York Times and frieze. Her latest book Hello World: Where Design Meets Life explores design's impact on our lives: past, present and future. She speaks on design at global events including TED and the World Economic Forum's annual meetings at Davos, Switzerland. Based in London, Alice is chair of trustees of the Chisenhale Gallery and the contemporary dance group Michael Clark Company, and a trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery. She was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to design and the arts.