Alice Rawsthorn

In a quiet mountain town in Trentino, Italy, the duo Brave New Alps is providing skills and support to precarious migrant communities

How designers are exploring the subject’s elemental role as an agent of political and social change

Studio Formafantasma, Ore Streams, 2017, video still. Courtesy: the designers and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Alice Rawsthorn on the Italian design duo’s response to ecological and political concerns

How should designers respond to disaster?

How technology has shaped our expectations of desirable design

Jacques Tati, Mon Oncle (My Uncle), 1958. Courtesy: Les Films de Mon Oncle, Paris

How technological developments are changing our relationship to control 

The Peek Retina smart phone adaptor © Peek

Charles and Ray Eames, Rem Koolhaas and Christien Meindertsma: Alice Rawsthorn shares her highlights from 2015

Playlist - 23 Jul 2015

Charles and Ray Eames's 'Powers of Ten' to Martha & the Vandellas' 'Nowhere to Run'

Books designed by Irma Boom

In a new occasional column, frieze asks a respondent to nominate the objects, people or ideas that have influenced them


Listen Now: Hilary Rubenstein and others discuss the psychology of collecting and the politics of taste


Listen now: Zaha Hadid, one of the world’s leading architects in conversation with Alice Rawsthorn

Alice Rawsthorn and Francesco Vezzoli participate in the panel 'The Expanded Museum - Mass Forms for Private Consumption' at Frieze Talks 2007. Photograph: Polly Braden/Frieze

Design, graphics and film in the traditional preserves of art