An award-winning design critic
and author, Alice Rawsthorn wrote a weekly design column for The New York Times
, which was syndicated worldwide for over a decade. Her previous books include the critically acclaimed Hello World: Where Design Meets Life
(2013), which explores design's impact on our lives: past, present, and future. Based in London, she speaks on design at global events, including TED and the World Economic Forum in Davos. A founding member of the Writers for Liberty campaign for human rights, Rawsthorn was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to design and the arts.