Centre for Design History

Event | New series: ‘IN CONVERSATION’

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new series of online ‘IN CONVERSATION’ events to celebrate recent publications by Centre for Design History members.   4.30-6pm (GMT), Thursday 12 November 2020 IN CONVERSATION with Kim Sichel (Boston) and Jeremy Aynsley: Tim Satterthwaite: Modernist Magazines and the Social Ideal chaired by Harriet Atkinson 4.30-6pm…

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Research in Lockdown: changing habits, slowing down, looking back

Design writer and teacher Liz Farrelly talks to Centre for Design History’s Harriet Atkinson about design during the pandemic   Harriet Atkinson: Hi Liz, perhaps you can start off by introducing yourself? Liz Farrelly – Hi, I’m Liz Farrelly, an educator working at University of Brighton, co-leading Cultural and Critical Studies for Graphic Design and…

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News | Picturing Jewish Fashion Designers and Makers during the Holocaust

CDH member Professor Emerita Lou Taylor will be speaking at an online event series running in autumn 2020 entitled Picturing Jewish Dress: Researching Belonging and Identification through Historical Visual Resources. Jointly organised by scholars  Dr Svenja Bethke (Hebrew University of Jerusalem/University of Leicester) and Dr Gil Pasternak (De Montfort University Leicester), the series focuses on visual representations of…

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News | Digital Dress History: Sartorial Society Series

PhD student Kate Debono reflects on a new mode of online research engagement for fashion history As the Centre for Design History considers how to develop and disseminate its research activities in a remotely-connected Covid world, an example of a successful initiative celebrating fashion and dress history has appeared during the disruption. The Sartorial Society…

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News | New Book – Cosmopolitan Radicalism: The Visual Politics of Beirut’s Global Sixties

The Centre for Design History are delighted to announce that Dr. Zeina Maasri’s new book, Cosmopolitan Radicalism: The Visual Politics of Beirut’s Global Sixties, has recently been published with Cambridge University Press. Her book builds and expands on her funded doctoral studies in History of Design and Material Culture at the University of Brighton and…

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Report | Museum Exhibition Design: Histories and Futures Digital Conference

Sara Woodbury, art historian and curator, reflects on her experience of presenting her PhD research at our digital nearly carbon-neutral conference (NCN), ‘Museum Exhibition Design: Histories and Futures‘ organised by Claire Wintle, Hajra Williams, and Kate Guy   COVID-19 has changed the way we do a lot of things, or at least think about how…

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Podcast | 2 South Asia and Design History research

Listen to the second episode of our new Centre for Design History podcast LISTEN: Podcast | 2 South Asia and Design History research Dr Megha Rajguru, Hajra Williams and Monna Matharu in conversation, discussing their individual research and positionalities as South Asian researchers. This podcast is for the first South Asian Heritage Month taking place between…

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Interview | Graphic Designer Gavin Ambrose speaks to Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson of Centre for Design History recently interviewed Graphic Designer Gavin Ambrose about his research   Harriet Atkinson: how would you describe yourself?  Gavin Ambrose: I’m a Graphic Designer and educator, working as Academic Programme Leader for Visual Communication at the University of Brighton while running my own design practice studio245 and the off-shoot…

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Podcast | 1. Thresholds: Professor Rupali Gupte and Dr Megha Rajguru in conversation

Listen to the first episode of our new Centre for Design History Podcast.   LISTEN: 1 | Thresholds: Professor Rupali Gupte and Dr Megha Rajguru in conversation (25mins)   Prof Rupali Gupte is an architect and urbanist, practicing and teaching in Mumbai. She is a co-founder of School of Environment and Architecture (SEA). She is…

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Report | Online Workshop Explores Marginalised Histories of Radical Politics and Transnational Solidarity in the Long 1960s

By Struan Gray On 11-12 June 2020 an international group of academics participated in an online workshop, organised by the University of Brighton’s Radical Sixties research project. The workshop built on the success of the 2019 conference – Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity– providing a space to further interrogate key themes and…

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