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What is Design Emergency? It is an Instagram platform created by two of the world's most important women of design: Alice Rawsthorn – design critic, author of the book "Design as an Attitude", who will be our guest, and Paola Antonelli – Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, and Director of Research and Development at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.
During the meeting, Agata Bisping – a producer of design and architecture exhibitions and cultural events – will talk with Alice about unlimited resources, creativity and willingness to reach for new, surprising and innovative solutions. These innovations help protect us from the pandemic and prepare us to redesign and reconstruct our lives in the future. Alice and Agata will show specific examples of activities resulting from the cooperation of designers, who join forces in the fight against the pandemic, and its long-term – social, political, economic and ecological – consequences.
Alice Rawsthorn an award-winning design critic and author, whose books include "Hello World: Where Design Meets Life" and, most recently, "Design as an Attitude". Her weekly design column for The New York Times was syndicated worldwide for over a decade. Born in Manchester and based in London, Alice is chair of the boards of trustees at The Hepworth Wakefield art gallery in Yorkshire and Chisenhale Gallery in London, and a founding member of the Writers for Liberty campaign for human rights. Alice has been awarded an OBE for services to design and the arts. She is a co-founder with Paola Antonelli of the Design Emergency project to investigate design’s response to the Covid-19 crisis and its aftermath.
Agata Bisping hosts meetings and webinars on design-related topics, the originator of MISTRZOWIE/MASTERS interview series for Design Space of SWPS University.