Editor, Change Observer
Julie Lasky is editor of Change Observer, a website about design for social
innovation that is a channel of Design Observer (www.designobserver.com).
Prior to that she was editor-in-chief of I.D., the award-winning magazine of
international design, and of Interiors magazine, which she led to several
national honors. A widely published writer and critic, she has contributed to the
New York Times, Metropolis, Dwell, Architecture, Slate, Surface, The National
Scholar, and NPR, and she is the author of two books: Borrowed Design: Use
and Abuse of Historical Form (written with Steven Heller) and Some People
Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry. 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. She recently joined the MFA design criticism
faculty at New York's School of Visual Arts.