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Bluecoat Display Centre Annual Gardner-Medwin Lecture by Alice Rawsthorn

  • Tue, 16 Oct 2018
  • 6.30 PM - 7.30 PM

Craft and Design: Friends or Foes? With Alice Rawsthorn

“Alice Rawsthorn (is) the one, the only, the best design critic in the entire world.” — Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design. Museum of Modern Art, New York  

Alice Rawsthorn will be discussing the changing relationship of craft and design, where it stands now and how it is likely to evolve in the future, as part of the Bluecoat Display Centre's annual lecture in memory of their founder, Robert Gardner-Medwin.She will also explore the current resurgence of interest in craft among designers, artists, makers and the public.

Alice Rawsthorn is an award-winning design critic and author, whose latest book Design as an Attitude, explores how design is responding to an age of intense economic, political, and ecological instability, published by JRP|Ringier in 2018.


Tue 16 Oct / 6.30pm - 7:30pm

Tickets: £5/£4, available from The Display Centre.

Image credit: Bluecoat Display Centre / Alice Rawsthorn.

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