Alice Rawsthorn is the author of Hello World: Where Design Meets Life (2013) and Design as an Attitude (2018). She lives in London, UK.
‘Boom obsesses over every element of design – including the textures and scents of her books, as well as their appearance’
In a quiet mountain town in Trentino, Italy, the duo Brave New Alps is providing skills and support to precarious migrant communities
How designers are exploring the subject’s elemental role as an agent of political and social change
Alice Rawsthorn on the Italian design duo’s response to ecological and political concerns
How should designers respond to disaster?
How technology has shaped our expectations of desirable design
How technological developments are changing our relationship to control
Are designers of colour finally getting the recognition they deserve?
Charles and Ray Eames, Rem Koolhaas and Christien Meindertsma: Alice Rawsthorn shares her highlights from 2015
Customized design in a time of fluid identities
The re-invigorated relationship between design and craft
The pros and cons of new digital interface design
The shifting influence of Milan’s Salone del Mobile
Is the design world still a boys’ club?
New technology and endangered objects
The difference between disciplines
In a new occasional column, frieze asks a respondent to nominate the objects, people or ideas that have influenced them
A petition to save Le Corbusier’s threatened masterpiece
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