Centre for Design History

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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