“Design has been practiced even before the word design was invented”, says Alice Rawsthorn, design critic and author of many acclaimed books, the latest being Design as an attitude. “Attitudinal designers are addressing the major political and environmental issues we face today”, she tells the public attending domusforum 2019.
Alice Rawsthorn was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2014, and has been for more than a decade a New York Times leading contributor. At domusforum 2019, she enumerates 4 design projects that are as many solutions to contemporary challenges caused by the environmental crisis and climate change. Any of these different design ideas may be criticized, but has something to teach. “We can face the emerging challenges of our world using the means of design”, is the sentence that probably best summarizes the entirety of her speech at domusforum 2019.