The Architecture & Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce a conversation between British design critic, Alice Rawsthorn, and the Art Institute's Zoë Ryan, Neville Bryan Curator of Design, regarding what design has to offer us now and in the future.
Alice Rawsthorn writes critically about design for the International Herald Tribune, which is syndicated worldwide, and in her "Object Lesson" column for the New York Times Magazine. Following a degree in art and architectural history from Cambridge University, she was director of the Design Museum in London (2001-2006). An esteemed author, her publications include an acclaimed biography of the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. Rawsthorn has served on numerous juries including the Turner Prize for contemporary art and the British Council's selection panel for the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Alice Rawsthorn's website is www.alicerawsthorn.com.
This conversation will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago. Tickets are $15 for general public, $10 for members of the Art Institute's Architecture & Design Society and Auxiliary Board, and $5 for students with a valid ID. For tickets or more information, please call 312.443.3631.