In the continuing saga that is London’s Design Museum’s hiring process, it looks like they’ve found someone to replace Alice Rawsthorn for the museum’s director. The new guy is Deyan Sudjic, who, besides having a fancy-yet-tough sounding name, comes from architecture critism and academic administration. Sounds like he’d maybe be a better fit than the radical Rawsthorn (feel free to adopt that title Alice). Here’s the scoop:
The Design Museum in London announced this morning the appointment of Deyan Sudjic as director. Sudjic, a respected journalist and critic, replaces Alice Rawsthorn, whose directorship ended on January 27, over some controversy and considerable tensions with the museum’s board. Sudjic is currently the architecture critic of London’s Observer magazine, and the dean of the faculty of art, architecture and design at Kingston University in London. In addition to founding Blueprint magazine in 1983, Sudjic served as editor of Domus from 2000-2004. Sudjic has curated exhibitions from Copenhagen to Milan, and was also the director of the 2002 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Turns out there is an anagram: Dandy’s Juice. See?