Alice Twemlow’s research addresses design’s complex interrelations with time and the environment and manifests in writing, exhibitions, conferences, and education. She is Research Professor at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) where she leads the “Design and the Deep Future” readership, and Professor by special appointment in the Wim Crouwel Chair in the History, Theory and Sociology of Graphic Design and Visual Culture at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

Previously, Alice was an Associate Professor at Leiden University, in the Academy for Creative and Performing Arts, where she supervised PhDArts candidates and head of the Design Curating & Writing Master at Design Academy Eindhoven. Before that she lived in New York where, in 2008, she co-founded and directed the MFA in Design Criticism (D-Crit) and then the MA in Design Research, Writing & Criticism, at the School of Visual Arts. 

She writes for publications such as MacGuffinDisegno, Eye, Dirty Furniture, and Frieze, and her book, Sifting the Trash: A History of Design Criticism, was published by MIT Press in 2017.

Alice has a PhD and an MA in the History of Design from the Royal College of Art/Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and she lives in Amsterdam with her husband, son, and dog. 


Concept: Niels Schrader & Vera van de Seyp. Development: Vera van de Seyp