Alice Rawsthorn in Conversation with Kate Rhodes


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Celebrated British critic and author Alice Rawsthorn is passionate about the life-changing possibility of design. Over the course of her remarkable career, Alice has been a museum director, a project developer, a board member, and a collaborator—the through-line being an unwavering commitment to the role design can play in enriching cities, attitudes, and lives.

In this conversation with RMIT Design Hub curator Kate Rhodes, Alice will discuss the role of design during a time of pandemic, the contribution designers can make to the COVID-19 relief effort now and in reconstructing lives in the future, and the development of her live Instagram project ‘Design Emergency’. Conceived and realised throughout lockdown, ‘Design Emergency’ is a collaboration with Paola Antonelli—Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture & Design and Director of R&D at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

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