Dr. Alice Twemlow is a Research Professor at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK) where she leads the Design Lectorate “Design and the Deep Future” and an Associate Professor at Leiden University where she supervises PhDArts students whose research addresses, or is conducted through, design practice. Previously, she was head of the Master Department in Design Curating & Writing at Design Academy Eindhoven and before that she was the founding chair of the MFA in Design Criticism and the MA in Design Research, Writing & Criticism at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Twemlow has an MA and a Ph.D in History of Design from the program run jointly by the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art in London, and her book, Sifting the Trash: A History of Design Criticism, was published by MIT Press in 2017. Twemlow has an international presence as a writer, speaker, educator, juror, examiner, critic, and conference director and moderator on all aspects of design culture. Her primary research interests include: the relationship between design and time, design and disposal, design criticism, critical design, design education, and design research.