Augusta Pownall is deputy editor of Dezeen.
She joined in August 2018 as design editor. Prior to this she spent eight years at Conde Nast as the editorial manager and Inspiration editor at The World of Interiors magazine. She has written on design and interiors for national newspapers, and contributed to Louis Vuitton city guides.
She has a degree in Japanese from Oxford University, and has lived and worked in Tokyo.
For our review of 2019, deputy editor Augusta Pownall picks out ten trends that have preoccupied the design and technology industries this year, from the circular economy to the continued rise of China and a focus on privacy. More
Eco-Visionaries at London's Royal Academy of Arts looks at how art and architecture can help us respond to environmental change, and is the latest in a line of recent large-scale exhibitions on the theme. More
Charlotte and Clementine Fiell's book, Women in Design, highlights what made figures like Apple icon designer Susan Kare and architect Zaha Hadid revolutionary. The authors pick five women from the book who transformed design. More
The Object is Absent is a multi-strand installation that focuses on the designers' bodies rather than the objects they create, to demonstrate a shift in the priorities for the next generation of makers. More
Our natural world is "fixable, but it will never be the same" said Paola Antonelli at our Dezeen Day conference. Watch Antonelli discuss design's response to impending extinction in the first movie from the event. More
Copenhagen-based research lab Space10 is to open a research and design lab next week, in the Dhan Mill gated compound in south Delhi that is home to emerging design studios, creatives and entrepreneurs. More
In the first major exhibition dedicated to 24/7 culture, Somerset House presents "creative responses to this modern malaise" by more than 50 artists and designers, including Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg. More
Amsterdam-based Studio Drift has created an installation of 3,000 blue blocks, which each represent the plastic used to make an individual supermarket bag, at the Van Abbemuseum for Dutch Design Week. More