14 Facts About Alice Rawsthorn


Alice Rawsthorn's books include Design as an Attitude and Hello World: Where Design Meets Life.


Alice Rawsthorn is chair of the board of trustees at the Chisenhale Gallery in London and at The Hepworth Wakefield gallery in Yorkshire.


Alice Rawsthorn was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to design and the arts.


Alice Rawsthorn graduated in art and architectural history from Cambridge University and joined the Thomson Organisation as a graduate trainee on their journalism scheme, moving on to become media editor of Campaign magazine.


In 1985, Alice Rawsthorn joined the Financial Times, where she worked as a foreign correspondent in Paris before becoming the FTs architecture and design critic in 2000.


Alice Rawsthorn joined The New York Times in 2006 as design critic of its international edition to write a weekly syndicated column on design.


Alice Rawsthorn resigned in February 2006, reportedly over differences concerning the future direction of the museum.

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Alice Rawsthorn was a trustee of Arts Council England, having previously served for four years as its lead adviser on the visual arts.


Alice Rawsthorn was chair of the Turning Point review of contemporary visual arts, which resulted in a record increase in public funding.


Alice Rawsthorn has served on many arts juries, including the Turner Prize for contemporary art, the Stirling Prize for architecture, the British Council's selection panel for the Venice Architecture Biennale, the PEN History Book Prize, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, the BAFTA film and television Awards and the Museum of the Year prize run by the Art Fund.


In 2012, Alice Rawsthorn joined the board of the Chisenhale Gallery in London as chair of the board of trustees and in 2018 was appointed chair of the board of trustees of The Hepworth Wakefield in Yorkshire.


Between 2015 and 2018, Alice Rawsthorn was chair of the board of trustees of Michael Clark Company, the contemporary dance group, having been a trustee for three years.


Alice Rawsthorn was a trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery in London from 1993 until 2018.


Alice Rawsthorn has contributed essays to books on design and contemporary culture, including monographs of the work of the designers Hella Jongerius and the Bouroullec brothers, and is the author of a biography of the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.