Alice Rawsthorn: Are The Best Designers Rebels? Design critic Alice Rawsthorn explains why some of the greatest designers tend to be outsiders. She celebrates the innovations of unwitting designers like Florence Nightingale — and Blackbeard.
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Are The Best Designers Rebels?

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Are The Best Designers Rebels?

Are The Best Designers Rebels?

Are The Best Designers Rebels?

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Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Power Of Design

About Alice Rawsthorn's TED Talk

Design critic Alice Rawsthorn explains why some of the greatest designers tend to be outsiders. She celebrates the innovations of unwitting designers like Florence Nightingale — and Blackbeard.

About Alice Rawsthorn

Alice Rawsthorn is a design critic whose writing appears in International New York Times and Frieze. She is the author of the book Hello World: Where Design Meets Life. She is active with various arts organizations, including London's Chisenhale Gallery and Michael Clark's contemporary dance company.