The Success and Failure of Design; a Conversation with Medea Benjamin

Apr 14, 2014

According to design writer Alice Rawsthorn, design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives.
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This hour, we take a look at design and the impact it has on our lives. Longtime design critic and author Alice Rawsthorn joins us along with Dr. Henry Petroski of Duke University to talk about the good design that helps us, and bad design that hinders us in our daily routines.

Later, we talk to CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin about her work as a political activist and author. Her latest book is called Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.


  • Alice Rawsthorn - Design writer for The International New York Times and author of Hello World: Where Design Meets Life
  • Dr. Henry Petroski - Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering at Duke University
  • Medea Benjamin - American political activist, CodePink co-founder, and author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control