Julie Lasky

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Julie Lasky is the editor of Change Observer, a new Web site devoted to design for social impact, supported by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation in association with the Winterhouse Foundation. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of I.D. Magazine, after positions as editor-in-chief at Interiors and managing editor at Print. A widely published writer and critic, she has contributed to The New York Times, Metropolis, Dwell, Architecture, Slate, Surface, The National Scholar, Graphis, Grid, Print, Eye and NPR, and she is the author of two books: Borrowed Design: Use and Abuse of Historical Form (written with Steven Heller in 1993) and Some People Can’t Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry (Chronicle Books, 2001). She is one of ten contributing curators in &Fork: 100 Designers, 10 Curators, 10 Good Designs (Phaidon Press, 2007) and has contributed essays to Households by Mark Robbins (Monacelli Press, 2006) and Dish: International Design for the Home, Julie Muller Stahl, ed. (Princeton Architectural Press, 2004), among others. Julie has been a guest instructor at the MA program in History of Decorative Arts & Design, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum/Parsons The New School for Design and a guest critic at Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL), Switzerland. She has also taught on SVA’s MFA Design program. Honors include a National Arts Journalism Fellowship at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, and the Richard J. Margolis award for writings on the cultural life of postwar Sarajevo.


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