Lauren Thu is a designer [generally and specifically] residing in Vancouver, Canada. She is finishing her Bachelor of Design at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, with a focus in industrial design and a minor in curatorial practice. Her interests in critical and speculative design suit her penchant for reading, writing, and her past experience in communicating through visual and material means (photography and sculpture). She is currently the founder and president of the Design Reading Group (DRG) at ECUAD, which meets during the school year to discuss design issues through weekly readings. Most recently, her writing was chosen by Onomatopee Project’s Criticall! exhibition, currently showing in Eindhoven, NL. Her essay will be published alongside 15 other writers, including an introduction by renowned critic, Alice Rawsthorn.