Where Design Meets Life with Alice Rawsthorn

1 Oct 2013

Event times

7 - 9pm

Cost of entry

Price: £4.50 / £3 concessions

The White Building

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 26, 48, 488
  • Hackney Wick Overland

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Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives. When deployed wisely, it can bring us pleasure, choice, strength, decency and much more. But if its power is abused, the outcome can be wasteful, confusing, humiliating, even dangerous.


None of us can avoid being affected by design, whether or not we wish to. It is so ubiquitous that it determines how we feel and what we do, often without our noticing. The International Herald Tribune's Design Critic Alice Rawsthorn will discusses these issues in her new book, Hello World (Hamish Hamilton, 2013). Rawsthorn will be joined by curator, writer and editor Omar Kholeif for a conversation where they will discuss how warlords, scientists, farmers, hackers, activists and designers have used design to different ends throughout history. Alice Rawsthorn Alice Rawsthorn is an internationally renowned figure in design and is the design critic of the International Herald Tribune, the global edition of the New York Times. Her weekly Design column is syndicated worldwide. A trustee of Arts Council England and the Whitechapel Gallery in London, she is chair of trustees at the Chisenhale Gallery and the author of an acclaimed biography of Yves Saint Laurent. Booking via:

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