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Design Emergency with Alice Rawsthorn

Past event Thursday 4 February 2021
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    Thursday 4 Feb 2021

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Design has been a rare “good news” story throughout the Covid-19 crisis

The ingenuity, resourcefulness and generosity of designers and their collaborators worldwide has produced innovations that have helped to protect us from Covid-19, to improve its treatment and to prepare for the radical changes it will introduce to our lives in the years to come.

Join design critic and author Alice Rawsthorn as she talks about her collaboration with Paola Antonelli (senior curator of architecture and design at MoMA, New York), Design Emergency, a research platform they launched to investigate design’s response to Covid-19. The project explores the role of design in the redesign and reconstruction of our lives, to make them safer, cleaner, fairer, kinder and more productive.

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 co-founder, with Paola Antonelli, of the Design Emergency project to investigate design's response to the Covid-19 crisis and its aftermath.

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