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Alice Twemlow wins Simon Mari Pruys prize for design criticism

On Saturday November 16 Alice Twemlow was awarded the Simon Mari Pruys prize for design criticism for her essay ‘Conflicting Definitions of Key Terms’.

Simon Mari Pruys Prize

The Simon Mari Pruys Prize for design criticism and the Geert Bekaert Prize for architectural criticism were instigated by Archined and Designplatform Rotterdam to celebrate design criticism and to stimulate the art of design writing.

“Conflicting Definitions of Key Terms”: An Ecological Protest at the International Design Conference in Aspen, 1970–1971

It was a perfect June evening in Aspen, a former silver mining town 8,000 feet up in the Rockies. As the sun began to dip behind the snow-capped mountains on this first day of the 1970 International Design Conference at Aspen (IDCA), a group gathered for a cocktail party. The men were dressed in plaid jackets and ties and their hair, if they still had any, was close-cropped and gray. Their wives wore cocktail dresses, large sunglasses and pearls, and their hair, curled and set, barely moved in the breeze that ruffled the nearby aspen trees.... Read Twemlow's essay on Archined.


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