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Audio: Design as an Attitude with Alice Rawsthorn

This talk was recorded in January 2019

In this talk Alice Rawsthorn explores how design is responding to complex social, political and environmental challenges. Investigating different aspects of contemporary design, from the deepening environmental/refugee crises and ominous new technologies, to reinventing dysfunctional social services.

Alice Rawsthorn is an award-winning design critic and the author of critically acclaimed books on design, including Hello World: Where Design Meets Life and, most recently, Design as an Attitude. Alice is a co-founder, with Paola Antonelli, of the Design Emergency project to investigate design's response to the Covid-19 crisis and its aftermath.