This event is presented in partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas and the West of England Design Forum.
Alice Rawsthorn is the design critic for the International Herald Tribune, “the best design critic in the entire world” according to Paola Antoneli, senior curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Her new book, Hello World: Where Design Meets Life, explores design’s influence on our lives. It describes how warlords, scientists, farmers, hackers, activists and designers have used design to different ends throughout history: from the macabre symbol invented by 18th century pirates to terrorise their victims into surrender, to one woman’s quest for the best possible prosthetic legs.
Date: Saturday 11 May 2013, 6pm
Admission: £7, £6 concessions
Booking essential: purchase tickets by calling 0117 929 2266 or visiting reception in person.