Alexandra Lange writes the Critical Eye column for Curbed, covering design in many forms: new parks and Instagram playgrounds, teen urbanists and architectural icons, postmodernism and the post-retail era. Her latest book, The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids, is being published by Bloomsbury USA in June 2018.
Alexandra was a 2014 Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and received a publication grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts for her new book. She has taught design criticism at the School of Visual Arts and New York University, and also wrote the book on it: Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012).
Alexandra lives in Brooklyn with her family.
Contests to fix everyday urban issues create spectacles instead of solutions.
Two critics reflect on 10 years of atypical design awards and ask, what exactly did it all come to?
Alexandra Lange and the actor/director discuss his new film, "Motherless Brooklyn," through the lens of urban planning geekdom.
The expanded Museum of Modern Art is so big, you may need GPS, and you’ll definitely need a snack.
No amount of decor can cover the truth in Succession: It’s not the furniture, it’s the humiliation.
To make cities safer and denser, we need to make room for people, not cars. The specter of the 1970s is holding our foot traffic back.
In the final installment of our summer series, Curbed’s architecture critic re-reads all 1,344 pages of the Dutch architect’s "S,M,L,XL"
The catharsis of watching Cate Blanchett star in the movie version of the best-selling book.