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Julie Lasky

Julie Lasky is editor of Change Observer. She was previously editor-in-chief of I.D. and Interiors, and managing editor of Print. Lasky has contributed to The New York Times, Metropolis, Dwell, Eye, Slate and NPR. 

She is the author of two books: Borrowed Design: Use and Abuse of Historical Form (written with Steven Heller) (Van Nostrand Reinhold) and Some People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry (Chronicle Books). Her essays have been published in the books Bridge: The Architecture of Connection (August/Birkhauser), &Fork: 100 Designers, 10 Curators, 10 Good Designs (Phaidon Press), Households (Monacelli Press), Dish: International Design for the Home (Princeton Architectural Press), and the forthcoming The Innovators (Thames & Hudson). Honors include a National Arts Journalism Program Fellowship at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the Richard J. Margolis award for writings on the cultural life of postwar Sarajevo. 

A frequent lecturer on design, Lasky has taught in the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts and recently joined the MFA Design Criticism faculty at SVA. She was a juror for the 2006 Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing and Criticism.

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Posts by Julie Lasky

CHANGE OBSERVER: Winterhouse Second Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Final Report (10.24.11)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Faraday Utility Bike (10.12.11)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Media Design Matters (10.12.11)
CHANGE OBSERVER: IDEO Innovators in Residence (09.19.11)
OBSERVATORY: Happy Birthday, Handsome (07.30.11)
OBSERVATORY: Between Two Convex Mirrors: A Conversation with Tomi Ungerer (06.27.11)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Ringing in the New Air (06.01.11)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Everything Must Go (05.25.11)
OBSERVATORY: Tribute to Tobi (05.20.11)
OBSERVATORY: Chandigarh to Create Inventory of Corbu/Jeanneret Furniture (05.10.11)
OBSERVATORY: Hug a Worm (04.30.11)
OBSERVATORY: Search for the Obvious: Challenge #2 (03.30.11)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Chandigarh on the Block (03.28.11)
OBSERVATORY: Lit from Above (03.18.11)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Design Indaba 2011 (03.08.11)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Alex Steffen: Worldchanging II (03.02.11)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Rock Girl Benches (02.25.11)
OBSERVATORY: Horseman, Pass By! (02.24.11)
CHANGE OBSERVER: DesigNYC, Round 2 (02.18.11)
OBSERVATORY: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Hype (01.31.11)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Bushpunk and the Future of Africa (01.13.11)
OBSERVATORY: Index Names Design Challenge Finalists (01.07.11)
CHANGE OBSERVER: MSC Greenhouse Project (01.03.11)
OBSERVATORY: "Do Not Touch!" (12.21.10)
OBSERVATORY: AIGA on the Rebound (12.17.10)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Ripped from the Headlines (12.16.10)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Acumen Sexy Sanitation Challenge (12.09.10)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Bigshot Camera Update (12.01.10)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Winterhouse First Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Final Report (11.11.10)
OBSERVATORY: Design Your Own Life (11.05.10)
OBSERVATORY: Massimo Vignelli vs. Ed Benguiat (Sort Of) (09.15.10)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Reasons Not to Be Pretty: Symposium on Design, Social Change and the “Museum” (08.03.10)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Protect Me from What I Want (06.09.10)
OBSERVATORY: Superbeauty (03.15.10)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Sweating the Small Stuff (02.23.10)
CHANGE OBSERVER: DesigNYC (02.01.10)
OBSERVATORY: I.D.'s Executioners (01.07.10)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Bigshot Camera (12.10.09)
CHANGE OBSERVER: 88Bikes (10.30.09)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Pizza Farm (09.02.09)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Kurt Andersen and Douglas Rushkoff: Part II (08.04.09)
CHANGE OBSERVER: When Worlds Collide (07.30.09)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Kurt Andersen and Douglas Rushkoff: Part I (07.29.09)
OBSERVATORY: This End Up: Renzo Piano's Modern Wing (05.20.09)
OBSERVATORY: Back to the Garden (04.27.09)
OBSERVATORY: Cranbrook Commencement Address (05.28.08)
OBSERVATORY: The Photography of Mark Robbins (05.18.06)
OBSERVATORY: Edward Hopper, Village Person (01.05.06)
OBSERVATORY: Christo's Agent Orange (02.13.05)