Centre for Design History

Poster: Winter Sales are Best Reached by Underground, 1924.

Report | Edward McKnight Kauffer Study Day

V&A Museum 22 November 2019 In late November, Caitlin Condell and Emily Orr, curators at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, convened a study day for invited participants to explore the work of Edward Mc Knight Kauffer (1890-1954). The American designer, best known for his famous posters, will be the subject of a…

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West dean bauhaus

Report | Bauhaus: Art and Education in Practice Symposium

Friday 18 October 2019 West Dean College of Arts and Conservation https://www.westdean.org.uk/events/bauhaus-art-and-education-in-practice-symposium   A 17th Century English manor house is about as unlikely a setting as could be imagined for a conference on Bauhaus – the radical and extremely influential modern design school and ethos that was founded in Germany in 1919. Or perhaps not?…

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CANCELLED: Event | New cultures of curating: The emergence of issues-based museology — Tuesday 26 November

CANCELLED due to UCU strike action New cultures of curating: The emergence of issues-based museology 12:00-13:30, Tuesday 26 November 2019 Room G7, Pavilion Parade, University of Brighton* Recent years have seen a growth in the development of curatorial initiatives driven by issue-related or identity-based concerns. What motivates the development of these initiatives? What are the opportunities and…

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Event | CDH Lunchtimes 2019-20, 14th November 2019

1-2pm, Thursday 14th November 2019 M2 Boardroom, Grand Parade Come along and hear about the research of CDH’s current visiting scholars Miya Itabashi  “Japonisme in children’s books in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain” This talk will look at he representation of “Japan” and “the East” in the designs and illustraions of children’s books published in…

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1923 view of Royal Academy exhibition chronicle

Report | Exhibition Histories and Digital Experience

Hajra Williams, PhD candidate, discusses a stimulating University of Brighton workshop exploring exhibition histories. To celebrate the Centre for Design History’s new Museums, Archives and Exhibitions research strand and to mark the end of the first year of the Centre’s Exhibition Histories Reading Group, a session was convened at the University on 24 June 2019…

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Reconfiguring Relations: Britain and the Bauhaus at Tate Britain

image credit: (fragment) Ben Nicholson OM, June 1937 (painting) 1937. Tate. © Angela Verren Taunt 2019. All rights reserved, DACS   On 18th October 2019, Centre for Design History researcher Dr Harriet Atkinson presented research related to her AHRC Leadership Fellow’s project ‘”The Materialisation of Persuasion”: Modernist Exhibitions in Britain for Propaganda and Resistance, 1933…

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What is Curating?

Wendy Marshall, MA Curating Collections and Heritage student, describes a recent roundtable on a slippery term. On 26 September 2019, MA Curating Collections and Heritage students were invited to a round table discussion, chaired by Dr Claire Wintle, and supported by the Centre for Design History under its Museums, Archives, Exhibitions research strand.  Keen to…

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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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