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 an Associate Professor at Leiden University, in the Academy for Creative and Performing Arts, where she supervises design-related PhDArts candidates. 

Her book, Sifting the Trash: A History of Design Criticism, was published by MIT Press in 2017.

Previously, Alice was head of the Design Curating & Writing Master at Design Academy Eindhoven, and 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 Disegno, Eye, Dirty Furniture, and Frieze, and has recently contributed essays to Night Fever: Designing Club Culture, 1960-Today and Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design (Vitra Design Museum, 2018).
Alice has a PhD and an MA in the History of Design from the Royal College of Art/Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and she now lives in Amsterdam with her husband, son, and dog. 


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