9 March 2022

The DHS is proud to present the Guest Judge for the Design Writing Prize 2022, Dr. Alice Twemlow

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Alice Twemlow is the Guest Judge for the Design Writing Prize 2022. This prestigious international prize is awarded annually by the Design History Society. Entry forms and detailed information are available here. The deadline for entries is 16.00 GMT on 5 May 2022.

Dr. Twemlow is a Research Professor at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK), and Professor in the Wim Crouwel Chair in the History, Theory and Sociology of Graphic Design and Visual Culture at the University of Amsterdam. Twemlow’s research, at the intersection of design history, environmental humanities, literary studies and artistic research, explores such topics as: the relationship between geological time and design; walking, touching, and listening as research methods; salvage, digital waste and space junk. With ‘Design and the Deep Future’, a long-term and collective project based at KABK, she aims to contribute alternative interpretations, interventions and imaginaries to climate justice research, and with ‘Pluriversal Practices’, she uses an intersectional data feminist approach to re-read and decolonize the graphic design archive. Previously, Twemlow was head of the Master Department in Design Curating & Writing at Design Academy Eindhoven and before that she was the chair of the MFA in Design Criticism and the MA in Design Research, Writing & Criticism at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has an MA and a Ph.D in History of Design (V&A / RCA), and her book, Sifting the Trash: A History of Design Criticism, was published by MIT Press in 2017.


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