Alice Rawsthorn: Design as an Attitude
Wednesday 17 October
18:30 – 20:00
Anthony Burgess Foundation
In partnership with Design Manchester, and our lovely mothership HOME, we are delighted to welcome the award-winning design critic, Alice Rawsthorn in conversation with Design Manchester’s co-Director and influential graphic designer, Malcolm Garrett. This will be followed by a Q&A and exclusive book signing by Alice.
Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives – and it has never been more exciting. At a time of intense economic, political and ecological instability, when so many aspects of daily life are changing at relentless speed on an unprecedented scale, designers are responding with resourcefulness and creativity by helping us to make the most of their possibilities, and to avoid their dangers.
In her new book, Design as an Attitude, Alice describes how a new generation of designers is using digital tools to pursue their social, political and environmental objectives in increasingly ambitious projects. She will discuss their work with Malcolm Garrett in this Design Manchester Festival talk, as well as exploring design’s role in gender politics, climate change and the refugee crisis, and its constantly evolving relationship with art, craft and technology.
We will be selling copies of, Design as an Attitude at a special price on the night. It’s one of our bestselling books of 2018, so come and grab yourself a signed copy! You can read more about Alice’s book and order it online, here.
Photo caption — [detail] Alice Rawsthorn (Photography: Michael Leckie)