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Alice TwemlowChair and co-founder of the Design Criticism MFA program

Alice Twemlow is a British-born writer and educator based in New York. She is chair and co-founder of the Design Criticism MFA program at the School of Visual Arts and also a PhD candidate in Design History at the Royal College of Art in London. Alice is a contributor to Design Observer and writes about design for publications including Eye, Design & Culture and the New York Times Magazine. She is the author of What is Graphic Design For? (Rotovision) and of essays for books such as The Barnbrook Bible and 60 Innovators: Shaping Our Creative Futures (Thames and Hudson), and the catalogue for “Graphic Design Worlds” at La Triennale Design Museum.

She often serves on design and architecture juries and editorial boards, and has directed several national conferences for AIGA and moderated conferences such as the Tasmeem Doha Conference 2011 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, the College Art Association Conference 2011 Conference in New York, and Abstract: The Future of Design in Media Conference in Portland Maine.

Alice has recently spoken at the ICOGRADA conference in Beijing, the QT series at MoMA, and at AIGA Chicago.