Alice Rawsthorn:
Pirates, nurses and other rebel designers

TED2016 · 11:44 · Filmed Feb 2016
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In this ode to design renegades, Alice Rawsthorn highlights the work of unlikely heroes, from Blackbeard to Florence Nightingale. Drawing a line from these bold thinkers to some early modern visionaries like Buckminster Fuller, Rawsthorn shows how the greatest designers are often the most rebellious.

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Columnist and author Alice Rawsthorn illuminates the mesh of design woven into every aspect of our everyday lives and communities. Full bio
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