2-3 June 2021, 10-11.30am (Brighton, UK)
Centre for Design History

This online event is free and open to all. Please use the booking link below to receive the MS Teams meeting link.


What constitutes design archives? How are design archives collected and organised? Whose archives are these and for whom are they produced? What kind of forms do design archives take? How do design archives inform and contribute to narratives of design history? The Design Archives in Asia symposium addresses these questions with Asia as a focus, where design and design history are increasingly becoming concerns of public/private institutions as well as design professionals, design historians and the general public. This symposium brings together curators, scholars and archivists from, and working on Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, India and Lebanon to discuss their processes of engaging with archives and to explore expanded notions of design archives and archives as a method.


2 JUNE 2021

Chair: Yunah Lee (University of Brighton)

The identity of the National Design Museum in Korea (Chang Sup Oh, Konkuk University, South Korea)

Cases and conditions of design archives in South Korea (Sang-kyu KIM, Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea)

Glossary as Method: an archive of the contemporary (Rupali Gupte, School of Environment and Architecture, India)

Q&A and Discussion


3 JUNE 2021

Chair: Megha Rajguru (University of Brighton)

An Alternative Archive for the Future: Using archives as a method for the Hong Kong Pavilion at the London Design Biennale 2021 (Vivien Chan, University of Nottingham)

Malaysia Design Archives (Jac sm Kee, Malaysia Design Archives)

Arab Graphic Design Archives: Histories of the everyday culture and conflict (Zeina Maasri, University of Brighton)

Documenting Contemporary Design (History) in China and South Korea: Digital Platforms as Intervention (Zara Arshad, University of Brighton)

Q&A and Discussion


This online event is free and open to all. To receive the MS Teams meeting link, please BOOK HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/design-archives-in-asia-symposium-tickets-154700586619