Centre for Design History

Conference | The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity

28th – 29th June 2019 University of Brighton Opening public roundtable on the evening of 27 June 2019 Speakers include: Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, S.T.E.P. Karma Nabulsi, University of Oxford. Conference keynote speakers: Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research. Cynthia Young, Pennsylvania State University. CONFERENCE PROGRAMME: Radical-Sixties-Programme An international interdisciplinary conference jointly organized by the University of Brighton’s Centre…

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Workshop | Exhibition Histories & Digital Futures

24th Jun 2019 12:30pm-4:00pm Grand Parade, G4 University of Brighton Exhibition Histories & Digital Futures Workshop with Sarah Victoria Turner, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art   To celebrate the Centre for Design History’s new Museums, Archives and Exhibitions research strand, and the inaugural term of the CDH’s Exhibition Histories reading group, we are…

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Symposium Report – The New Typography: Graphic Design in Weimar Germany 1919–1933

by Sandy Jones   Symposium – The New Typography. Graphic Design in Weimar Germany 1919–1933 Bard Graduate Center, New York. March 22, 2019 ‘Jan Tschichold and the New Typography. Graphic Design Between the World Wars.’ Bard Graduate Center. February 14 – July 7, 2019. bgc.bard.edu.   The Symposium, The New Typography. Graphic Design in Weimar…

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CHD Symposium Report: Reframing 19th-century Fashion and Dress

Dr Kate Strasdin delivering her paper “A Life in Fragments – Re-framing 19th Century Dress Practices through the Dress Diary of Anne Sykes” at The Reframing 19th-century Fashion and Dress Day Symposium. 11 June 2019. Photograph by Hannah Rumball.   Report by Dr Hannah Rumball On 11 June 2019, the Centre for Design History at…

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Closed Workshop | Anglo-Swiss Connections in an Expanded Field: Modernism in Typography and Graphic Design, 1950-80

3-4 June 2019 A research workshop hosted by the Centre for Design History and University of Brighton Design Archives   Leads: Harriet Atkinson (UoB Centre for Design History); Jeremy Aynsley (UoB Centre for Design History); Sue Breakell (UoB Design Archives); Lesley Whitworth (UoB Design Archives) This workshop is intended to bring together researchers interested in…

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Victor Papanek’s Social Design Legacy

Karen Fraser, MA History of Design and Material Culture, reviews a new book that explores pioneering ideas and practices in global social design.   Victor Papanek [1923-1998] was an Austrian-American designer, author and activist who was concerned with design and its social, environmental and ecological consequences.  His pioneering attempts to disseminate the word of social…

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MAE Practitioners’ talks | Curating Contexts and Collections

22 May 2019 12pm-1.30pm Edward Street, 102 University of Brighton   Curating Contexts and Collections Joe Hill (Director, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne), Rosie Cooper (Head of Exhibitions, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill) and Helen Grundy (Senior Keeper, Creative Programme, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery) outline the distinctive approach taken to exhibition-making by their institutions. The…

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MAE Practitioners’ talks | Charleston: the challenge of injecting change while protecting charm

29 May 2019, 12pm-1.30pm Grand Parade G4 University of Brighton   Charleston: the challenge of injecting change while protecting charm Director and Chief Executive, Nathaniel Hepburn addresses the challenges of bringing change to a much-loved cultural organisation, and the journey that the staff, stakeholders and audiences are taking as Charleston moves from a seasonal, “pilgrimage site” for…

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Collectors / Collecting / Collections: A Study Day

Caroline Hamilton, a University of Brighton / Royal Pavilion and Museums PhD student, outlines how themes of collecting and collections brought diverse student scholars to Brighton.   Collect verb – bring or gather together. Systematically seek and acquire (items of a particular kind) as a hobby Collector noun – a person who collects things of…

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CDH Lunchtimes | Enhancing engagement with cultural heritage collections using 3D digital technologies

7 May 2019 1pm-2pm Grand Parade, G4 University of Brighton   Karina Rodriguez Echavarria Enhancing engagement with cultural heritage collections using 3D digital technologies The presentation will discuss opportunities created by 3D technologies for enhancing the engagement of diverse audiences with cultural heritage collections. This research was developed in collaboration with local partners including the…

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