Alice Rawsthorn

Design Critic and Author

Alice Rawsthorn is an award-winning design critic and the author of the critically acclaimed books, Design as an Attitude and Hello World: Where Design Meets Life. Her weekly design column for The New York Times was syndicated worldwide for over a decade.
An influential public speaker and social media influencer on design, Alice has participated in important global events including TED and the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Her TED talk has been viewed by over a million people. The awards Alice has won for her social media feeds include The Design Prize 2018 for her Instagram.
Born in Manchester and based in London, Alice is chair of the boards of trustees at the Hepworth Wakefield art gallery in Yorkshire, the Chisenhale Gallery in London, and the contemporary dance group Michael Clark Company. She is also a trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery in London. A founding member of the Writers for Liberty campaign to champion human rights and freedoms, Alice has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to design and the arts.