5 February 2019 10pm-12pm
G7 Pavilion Parade
University of Brighton


Mapping Design’s Histories Beyond Euro-America
D.J. Huppatz (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne)

For over a decade, design historians have been arguing that a global perspective on the discipline is essential. While progress has been made, histories of design beyond Euro-American paradigms tend towards small-scale studies, limited in geographic scope. This paper considers two fundamental issues to address in globalizing design history – a problem with history and a problem with design – before proceeding to map out an alternative “big picture” of global design history from an Asian perspective.

Reading for Discussion:
Fan Yang, “From Bandit Cell Phones to Branding the Nation: Three Moments of Shanzhai”, from Faked in China, edited by Fan Yang, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015.