Alice Rawsthorn

Alice Rawsthorn
Design critic and the author of the critically acclaimed books Design as an Attitude and Hello World: Where Design Meets Life.

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. 

A leading public speaker and social media influencer on design, Alice has spoken at important global events including TED and the World Economic Forum in Davos.  Born in Manchester and based in London, Alice is chair of the boards of trustees of The Hepworth Wakefield art gallery in Yorkshire, Chisenhale Gallery in London and the contemporary dance group Michael Clark Company.

A founding member of the Writers for Liberty campaign to champion human rights and freedoms, she has been awarded an OBE for services to design and the arts.