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Alice Twemlow

Alice Twemlow, a writer, lecturer, and curator, is Co-head of the Masters Program in Design Curating and Writing at Design Academy Eindhoven, the Netherlands. From 2008 to 2016, she was Founding Chair of the Masters Program in Design Research, Writing, and Criticism at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Titles by This Author

A History of Design Criticism

Product design criticism operates at the very brink of the landfill site, salvaging some products with praise but consigning others to its depths through condemnation or indifference. When a designed product’s usefulness is past, the public happily discards it to make room for the next new thing. Criticism rarely deals with how a product might be used, or not used, over time; it is more likely to play the enabler, encouraging our addiction to consumption.