Alice Bucknell

Alice Bucknell is an artist, writer, and editor raised in Florida and based in London. She reports on art, architecture, and digital culture among other things, and contributes to a range of online and print publications including the ArchDaily, Artsy, artnet News, frieze, Elephant, Metropolis, PIN-UP, and Wallpaper.

Her writing follows the connecting threads of high art and pop culture, mysticism and technology, spirituality and late capitalism, among other apparent contradictions. She uses her training as a social anthropologist to dig into subcultural movements occuring online and away from the screen to better understand the direction that contemporary art and architecture (and their dissidents) are moving.

She earned dual BA degrees in anthropology and fine art from the University of Chicago and has since worked in publishing houses, artist collectives, galleries, and institutions in the US, the UK, and Europe, including Log in New York and the Agora Collective in Berlin. She is currently a staff writer and editor for Elephant Magazine.
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Recent and upcoming print features:

Octopus Internet Brain with Joey Holder
Elephant: The Birth Issue (Winter 2019)

Tropical Modernism
Icon (Dec 2018)

No Free Rides
Harvard Design Magazine (November 2018)

A Brief History of Sensory Design
Metropolis Magazine (October 2018)

Exit Strategies: Spirituality and Space Tourism in Late Capitalism
Migrant Journal : Dark Matters (2018)

All Buttered Up
PIN-UP (November 2018)