Josh Plough (°1990) was born in London but now lives in Warsaw where he founded the bookshop and project space Ziemniaki i. He received his Master in Design Curating and Writing from the Design Academy Eindhoven.
This year re-FORMAT decided to introduce a new position to the programme, the design critic. Josh Plough will follow each of the laureates and contextualise their research by introducing it into a constellation of different events, ideas and movements. He wants to write about the profession’s almost evangelical approach to how design can solve the world’s problems, and how this then reflects on the practitioner, their mental health, and society at large.