Centre for Design History

CfP International Design Organisations: Histories, Legacies, Values

A conference examining the histories, legacies and values of international design organisations in a post-industrial, post-organisational world. University of Brighton, Internationalising Design History Research Cluster Victor J. Papanek Foundation, University of Applied Arts Vienna Date: 9-10 November 2017 Location: University of Brighton Deadline for abstracts: 30 January 2017 – Extended to 21rst February 2017 Organisers:…

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Attending Critical Dialogues Workshop for design postgraduate research students

by Dora Souza Dias & Alessandro Esculapio On Wednesday February 10th Clive Dilnot, Professor of Design Studies at Parsons the New School for Design and Visiting Professor at the University of Brighton, ran the workshop ‘Critical Dialogues for Design Research Students’. The goal of the event was to provide new perspective on the process of…

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70 Years since Britain Can Make It exhibition

‘Facing the World Differently? Seventy years on from the Britain Can Make It Exhibition’, 7 October 2016, University of Brighton. This one-day symposium asks how could Britain make it in the context of its colonial legacies and the parallel ambitions of former allies and enemies to capitalise on the potential of design to make a…

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From ‘Soft’ to ‘Hard’ Power? Changing visions of Diplomacy by Design from 1945 Onwards at the University of Brighton

By Tania Messell The role of design in diplomatic encounters was the topic of the research Symposium ‘From “Soft” to “Hard” Power? Changing visions of Diplomacy by Design from 1945 Onwards’, held at the University of Brighton in November 2015. Organised by Dr Harriet Atkinson and Dr Verity Clarkson, and supported by the Internationalising Design…

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Looking Back (2014-2015)

By Tania Messell With 2016 having been set in motion, it is worth recollecting the activities undertaken by the Internationalising Design History research cluster, which since 2014 have led to fruitful exchanges and paved the way for future initiatives amongst scholars and students like myself, whose research touches upon narratives of entanglements and mobility accross national, regional…

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