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News | New Podcast Series – Graphic Interventions with Harriet Atkinson

Introducing: your new favourite design history podcast, Graphic Interventions Graphic Interventions, a new podcast series investigating political interventions through the graphic form, produced and hosted by Harriet Atkinson will launch at the end of October 2021. In each episode Harriet… Continue Reading →

Report | CDH member sheds light on Historic England lockdown photo project

CDH director Annebella Pollen has teamed up with Historic England to explore pictures taken by the public during the first 2020 lockdown.   The Picturing Lockdown projectasked the public to submit photographic depictions of lockdown during April and May 2020,… Continue Reading →

News | CDH member short-listed for the British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize

Congratulations to CDH member Zeina Maasri on being shortlisted for the  2021 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize for her monograph, Cosmopolitan Radicalism: The Visual Politics of Beirut’s Global Sixties (Cambridge University Press, 2020) The award recognises originality, clarity and accessibility,… Continue Reading →

Event | 15 September 2021 – No Olha da rua at Fabrica, Brighton

Join CDH’s Annebella Pollen for the launch of the NO OLHA DA RUA ARCHIVE Project’s latest zine, ‘Rosemary’s cars’, held at Fabrica, Brighton. Reserve your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-launch-performances-talks-no-olho-da-rua-tickets-167883414813

Report | Decolonising the Database

Event organiser Helen Mears and speaker Shelley Angelie Saggar report on the recent CDH event ‘Decolonising the Database‘ Decolonising the Database took place on 5 July 2021 at the University of Brighton. Its aim was to bring together researchers and… Continue Reading →

Event | October-December 2021 – Design Writing: Words and Images, Objects and Histories

What are the challenges and benefits of writing about design for English language domains? How can material practices be transposed to text? How can objects be visualised, verbalised and analysed in print? What might be gained in these acts of… Continue Reading →

Event | 9 July 2021 – Workshop: Writing Good Book Proposals

11.00-12.00 Friday 9 July 2021 Hosted by the School of Architecture and Design as part of their Research and Enterprise Workshops. How do you persuade a publisher to pick up your book? How does the process work? In this workshop,… Continue Reading →

Event | 14 & 21 July 2021 – Seminar Series with FAU-USP

We are pleased to announce a new series of seminar hours bringing together researchers from the Centre for Design History (CDH) at the University of Brighton and Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at University of Sao Paulo (FAU-USP). Each session… Continue Reading →

News | Introducing our new CDH Postgraduate Student Representative for 2021-22

Nicola Miles, the 2021-22 Postgraduate Student Representative for the Centre for Design History, introduces her background, current work and future plans. I’m delighted to have been appointed as the new Postgrad Student Rep for CDH. For those of you who… Continue Reading →

Event | 20 July 2021 – Exhibition Histories Reading Group: ‘100 Histories of 100 Worlds in One Object’ with Dr. Laura Osorio Sunnucks

Join the Exhibition Histories Reading Group for this special end of year event 13.00-14.30 BST, Tuesday 20 July 2021 Online – Microsoft Teams  ‘100 Histories of 100 Worlds in One Object’ with Dr. Laura Osorio Sunnucks How many stories can… Continue Reading →

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