Design History Society

Design History Society The Design History Society works internationally to promote and support the study and understanding of design history. The Society welcomes members from other disciplines such as anthropology, architecture and art history, business history, the history of science and technology, craft history, cultural studies, economic and social history, design and design management studies.

The Society encourages liberal and inclusive definitions of design history and its methods, approaches and resources. These definitions take in the function, form and materials of artefacts of the pre-industrial and industrial periods, up to and including the present day. These definitions also include artefacts' production, dissemination and consumption as well as their cultural, economic and social meanings.

08/07/2021

Memory Full? 2021 keynote speaker Jussi Parikka is interested in materiality of media culture, archaeologies of science, technology and art and questions of cultural theory ranging from e-waste, ecology to digital art and culture. Check out his book "A Geology of Media" (University of Minnesota Press, 2015)

https://jussiparikka.net/

#memoryfull2021 #decolonisingdesign #DHS2021 #hgkfhnw #basel The Basel School of Design - Institut Visuelle Kommunikation HGK FHNW #jussiparikka

We are pleased to announce the final instalment  of Series 1 of Zara Arshad's DHS-funded podcasts series: Reverberations...
08/07/2021

We are pleased to announce the final instalment of Series 1 of Zara Arshad's DHS-funded podcasts series: Reverberations. Zara created this podcast to discuss marginalisation, underrepresentation and erasure in the UK’s cultural and creative sectors.

The final three episodes making up Series 1 address the theme of "decolonising design and culture" and feature Danah Abdulla (designer, educator, researcher and co-founder of Decolonising Design), Tanveer Ahmed (PhD researcher, and visiting tutor for the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins), and Rachael Minott (artist, curator and researcher).

This initiative was originally imagined as an event series (in late 2018), and was re-worked into a podcast format (in late 2020) due to the impact of COVID-19.

For further information please visit: https://zara-arshad.com/Reverberations

To listen to the podcasts, please find us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/33XEe6d6q0WQonqFa53Yxd...

Early bird registration for the DHS conference Memory Full? 2021 runs until 31st July https://www.memoryfull2021.org/reg...
07/07/2021
Registration

Early bird registration for the DHS conference
Memory Full? 2021 runs until 31st July https://www.memoryfull2021.org/registration/

The registration to this year’s online DHS annual conference grants you access to the virtual conference platform, which will already open on August 25 and run through 12 September.

02/07/2021

The DHS Bursary Application has been extended to midnight 15 July 2021! Design History Society is now accepting applications for conference bursary until midnight on Thursday 15th of July. This bursary is open to student and precariously-employed speakers whose papers have been accepted for the DHS 2021 annual conference; Memory full?

https://www.designhistorysociety.org/awards/student-awards/dhs-conference-bursary?fbclid=IwAR1jfhe2VqVb7LMvEfrat0UNDxAvBqkRlZ8ur16-CS-PBKzVjeWTt20mSmk

#memoryfull2021 #DHS2021 #hgkfhnW #basel The Basel School of Design - Institut Visuelle Kommunikation HGK FHNW

Last call for today's fourth and final event of the Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Sp...
02/07/2021
Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space (4)

Last call for today's fourth and final event of the Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space series. Today's event starts at 6:30pm (BST) via Zoom and focuses on "Virtual Learning: Archives and Objects." Registration is free but must be booked via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teaching-and-learning-design-history-and-practice-in-the-virtual-space-4-tickets-154580928719

Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space: Virtual Learning: Archives and Objects

29/06/2021

Memory Full? 2021 keynote speaker Alexandra Midal combines a curating and research activity in design and visual culture. Professor in the Master Spaces & Communication, at HEAD – Genève, she teaches theoretical and practical workshops around the films by designers. Check out her publication "Design by Accident, For a New History of Design" (Sternberg Press, 2019)

Learn more at Alexandra's website:
www.alexandramidal.com
or
Visit https://www.memoryfull2021.org/speakers/

#memoryfull2021 #decolonisingdesign #DHS2021 #hgkfhnw #basel The Basel School of Design - Institut Visuelle Kommunikation HGK FHNW #alexandramidal #headgeneva

Thank you to all speakers and participants joining the "Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtua...
25/06/2021
Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space (4)

Thank you to all speakers and participants joining the "Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space" last Friday. The fourth and final event of the series focuses on "Virtual Learning: Archives and Objects" and will take place on Friday 2nd July, at 6:30pm (UK time). Registration is free but must be booked via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teaching-and-learning-design-history-and-practice-in-the-virtual-space-4-tickets-154580928719?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space: Virtual Learning: Archives and Objects

The deadline for Student/Precariously Employed Speaker Bursaries for the DHS Annual Conference "Memory Full?" has been e...
24/06/2021
Student/Precariously Employed Speaker Bursaries for Annual Conference - Awards - Design History Society

The deadline for Student/Precariously Employed Speaker Bursaries for the DHS Annual Conference "Memory Full?" has been extended to 15 July (12 midnight GMT). Guidelines and application forms are available here: https://www.designhistorysociety.org/awards/student-awards/dhs-conference-bursary

Welcome to the Design History Society, the leading organisation for design historians, curators and practitioners.

The ‘Eye for Colour’ symposium was held at the National Museum of Scotland by the Bernat Klein foundation, partially fun...
24/06/2021
Report: Day symposium grant by DHS award by Bernat Klein foundation - Blog - Design History Society

The ‘Eye for Colour’ symposium was held at the National Museum of Scotland by the Bernat Klein foundation, partially funded by the DHS Day Symposium Grant. In their blog report, the BKF is providing a glimpse on the aims and wide outreach of the event https://www.designhistorysociety.org/blog/view/report-day-symposium-grant-by-dhs-award-by-bernat-klein-foundation

The ‘Eye for Colour’ symposium was held at the National Museum of Scotland on 29 November, 2018. The one-day event marked the formal launch of the Bernat...

We are pleased to announce the next instalment  of Series 1 of Zara Arshad's DHS-funded podcasts series: Reverberations....
23/06/2021

We are pleased to announce the next instalment of Series 1 of Zara Arshad's DHS-funded podcasts series: Reverberations. Zara created this podcast to discuss marginalisation, underrepresentation and erasure in the UK’s cultural and creative sectors.

The next three episodes making up Series 1 address the theme of "Divergent Models" and feature Vivien Chan (co-founder of the Hong Kong Design History Network), Debika Ray (writer, editor, and founder of Clove magazine), and Etienne Joseph (co-founder of Decolonising the Archive).

This initiative was originally imagined as an event series (in late 2018), and was re-worked into a podcast format (in late 2020) due to the impact of COVID-19.

For further information please visit: https://zara-arshad.com/Reverberations

To listen to the podcasts, please find us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/33XEe6d6q0WQonqFa53Yxd...

The DHS celebrates #pride and diversity. We are looking forward to support more research on LGBTQ contributions to desig...
23/06/2021

The DHS celebrates #pride and diversity.

We are looking forward to support more research on LGBTQ contributions to design and material culture.

Head to the dhs_ambassadors IG account for a selection of blog posts from our former awardees!

https://instagram.com/dhs_ambassadors/

The DHS celebrates #pride and diversity.

We are looking forward to support more research on LGBTQ contributions to design and material culture.

Head to the dhs_ambassadors IG account for a selection of blog posts from our former awardees!

https://instagram.com/dhs_ambassadors/

DHS Student Forum
23/06/2021
DHS Student Forum

DHS Student Forum

Pre-conference programme: DHS 2021 Annual Conference “Memory Full?”

23/06/2021

Registration now open for the 2021 DHS conference!

Last chance to register for today's online Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space (3) e...
18/06/2021
Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space (3)

Last chance to register for today's online Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space (3) event, starting 6:30pm (BST) on Zoom. This week we focus on Virtual Learning: Museums and Heritage, with talks from Sarah Campbell & Judy Willcocks, Carlo Corsato, and Jennifer Hackney. Registration is free but places must be booked via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teaching-and-learning-design-history-and-practice-in-the-virtual-space-3-tickets-154579508471

Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space: Virtual Learning: Museums and Heritage

Last call for this evening's event on Abram Games and the 1951 Festival of Britain hosted by the Sign Design Society: ht...
17/06/2021
Sign Design Society | Abram Games and the 1951 Festival of Britain

Last call for this evening's event on Abram Games and the 1951 Festival of Britain hosted by the Sign Design Society: https://www.signdesignsociety.co.uk/event/8130/

The Sign Design Society's members work on signing and environmental graphic projects across the world. Our members have produced some of the most iconic signing systems - including Legible London, the last three Olympic sign systems, mass transit systems such as Dubai Metro, wayfinding systems for a...

16/06/2021

The Oxford Design Society is running a t-shirt design competition! (open to all - not just Oxford students!)

Win a £50 (main prize) or a £25 (runner-up) John Lewis vouchers. The winner also gets a free t-shirt with their design!

The design should celebrate research being done at the University of Oxford. So be inspired by anything you can find in this wonderful city!

We accept submissions now here: https://forms.gle/b7Q4d2SoYyyvBSj26. The deadline is 11 July, 11.59 pm.

This competition is supported by TORCH - The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.

We are looking forward to your submissions!

Any questions, just drop us a message :)

We are still accepting submissions for the Design Writing Prize until 30th June. This year our guest judge is Jarret Ful...
16/06/2021
Design Writing Prize - Awards - Design History Society

We are still accepting submissions for the Design Writing Prize until 30th June. This year our guest judge is Jarret Fuller who spoke with our Teaching & Learning Office Fiona Anderson about design writing on the DHS podcast, available on Spotify. For more info on the prize, please visit our website: https://www.designhistorysociety.org/awards/design-writing-prize

Welcome to the Design History Society, the leading organisation for design historians, curators and practitioners.

Thank you to all speakers and participants joining the "Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtua...
11/06/2021
Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space (3)

Thank you to all speakers and participants joining the "Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space" last Friday. The third event of the series focuses on "Virtual Learning: Museums and Heritage" and will take place on Friday 18th June, at 6:30pm (UK time). Registration is free but must be booked via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teaching-and-learning-design-history-and-practice-in-the-virtual-space-3-tickets-154579508471?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space: Virtual Learning: Museums and Heritage

We are still accepting entries for the 2021 undergraduate and postgraduate essay prizes until 30th June. We welcome desi...
11/06/2021
Student Essay Prize - Awards - Design History Society

We are still accepting entries for the 2021 undergraduate and postgraduate essay prizes until 30th June. We welcome design history essays on any subject from any country, so please share this call amongst your global networks in order that we reach as many students and supervisors as possible: https://www.designhistorysociety.org/awards/student-awards/essay-prize

Welcome to the Design History Society, the leading organisation for design historians, curators and practitioners.

10/06/2021

This week's design conference and publication calls

Conference calls:

DRS 2022, Bilbao (hybrid) - https://www.designresearchsociety.org/articles/drs2022-bilbao-announcement-and-call

Architecture, History and the Smart City conference 2022, India (hybrid) - https://architecturemps.com/new-delhi/

Ephemera 42: Creating Places and Spaces 2022, Connecticut - https://www.ephemerasociety.org/events-calendar/

59th Annual Seminar on Glass, Corning Museum of Glass 2022 (virtual) - https://whatson.cmog.org/events-programs/lectures-seminars/annual-seminar-glass/call-for-papers

THRIDI online design workshop, BCSHCI 2021 conference (virtual) - https://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/Projects/Project?id=853f2a38-b594-4494-9e13-e102afa272a1&language=en-GB

Publication calls:

2021 Fall issue of DISCERN - https://www.designforsocialchange.org/journal/index.php/DISCERN-J/announcement/view/5?fbclid=IwAR3mqGigvkbM32EmWN46se3Pv_5920OsI2rCG2aJGJLq07Iq4sND6q3vIQ8

IxD&A Journal - Interaction Design & Architecture(s) Autumn 2021 issue - http://www.mifav.uniroma2.it/inevent/events/idea2010/index.php?s=102&link=call50

09/06/2021

The 2021 DHS conference Memory Full social media platforms are now live, please follow them to keep up-to-date with all important dates, links and programme info

Please all follow them on

Twitter: @MemoryFull_21

and

Instagram: memory_full_2021

We are pleased to announce the launch of Series 1 of Zara Arshad's DHS-funded podcasts series: Reverberations. Zara crea...
09/06/2021

We are pleased to announce the launch of Series 1 of Zara Arshad's DHS-funded podcasts series: Reverberations. Zara created this podcast to discuss marginalisation, underrepresentation and erasure in the UK’s cultural and creative sectors.

The first three episodes making up Series 1 address the theme of "Institutions," and feature Arike Oke (Managing Director of the Black Cultural Archives), Sumitra Upham (Senior Curator of Public Programmes at Design Museum, London), and Yewande YoYo Odunubi (independent artist and creative practitioner).

This initiative was originally imagined as an event series (in late 2018), and was re-worked into a podcast format (in late 2020) due to the impact of COVID-19.

For further information please visit: https://zara-arshad.com/Reverberations

To listen to the podcasts, please find us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/33XEe6d6q0WQonqFa53Yxd?si=792_5sryS1yh0dI8o2Zk6A&utm_source=copy-link&nd=1

Last chance to register for today's online Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space event...
04/06/2021
Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space (2)

Last chance to register for today's online Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space event, starting 6:30pm (BST) on Zoom. This week we focus on student-centred learning strategies, with talks from Ellen Christensen & Saskia van Kampen, Emily Candela and Maren Carpenter Fearing:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teaching-and-learning-design-history-and-practice-in-the-virtual-space-2-tickets-154577025043?ref=estw

Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space: Student-centred Learning Strategies

Registration is still open for today's DHS Student Forum event featuring four speakers discussing their motivations, ins...
01/06/2021
Lightning talks: Design + History + Practice, at the DHS Student Forum

Registration is still open for today's DHS Student Forum event featuring four speakers discussing their motivations, inspirations and challenges of researching design history. This event is free to attend and open to all with an interest in design history and practice. Starts 7pm UK time https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lightning-talks-design-history-practice-at-the-dhs-student-forum-tickets-115333828586?ref=estw

Part of the DHS Student Forum event series.

Thank you to all speakers and participants joining the "Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtua...
28/05/2021
Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space (2)

Thank you to all speakers and participants joining the "Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space" last Friday. The second event of the series focused on "Student-centred Learning Strategies" will take place on Friday 4th June, at 6:30pm (UK time). Registration is free but must be booked via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teaching-and-learning-design-history-and-practice-in-the-virtual-space-2-tickets-154577025043?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space: Student-centred Learning Strategies

DHS student representative, Tai Cossich has been in a short conversation with the 2020 DHS Student Essay Prize winner, K...
26/05/2021
Q&A with DHS Essay Prize 2020 Winner, Karen Fraser - Blog - Design History Society

DHS student representative, Tai Cossich has been in a short conversation with the 2020 DHS Student Essay Prize winner, Karen Fraser on her writing experience and future projects https://www.designhistorysociety.org/blog/view/q-a-with-dhs-essay-prize-2020-winner-karen-fraser

The DHS Student Essay Prize 2021 accepts applications until 30 June!

The DHS student representative, Tai Cossich has been in short conversation with the 2020 DHS Student Essay Prize winner, Karen Fraser on her research and...

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Open call for articles for the 2021 Fall issue of DISCERN. Open call for articles for the 2021 Fall issue of ‘DISCERN, International Journal of Design for Social Change, Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship’. Deadline for submissions is 1st September 2021. DISCERN is inviting researchers, academics, professionals, practitioners, and postgraduate students to submit original articles in the broad areas of design for social change, sustainable innovation, social entrepreneurship, and the circular economy. We welcome articles (conceptual, theoretical, and empirical), review pieces, case studies, short reports, works in progress, book and literature reviews and discussion articles and dialogues. All submissions will be blind peer-reviewed by members of the journal’s Advisory Board and will be approved without revisions, approved with revisions or not accepted for publication. More information about the journal, the author guidelines and the submission process is available in the section 'For Authors'. We are also inviting reviewers to assist with the peer-review process. You will need to register with the journal online and choose the 'Reviewer' option. Info >> https://www.designforsocialchange.org/journal/index.php/DISCERN-J/announcement/view/5
this AIGA-sponsored event is happening tomorrow. and it's free. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1329712607068997/permalink/5701924153181132/ design-comics history online events
Objects Revealed is an online exhibition newly launched on the Black Cultural Archives website, see: https://www.bcaexhibits.org/exhibits/objects-revealed Curated by Sandra Shakespeare (Black British Museum) who I've been working with during lockdown to research the background history of these eclectic and fascinating objects about which very little is known. Can you help? Take a look and get in touch if you can tell us more about any of these objects. The microsite has been created by Florence Okoye (Natural History Museum) and there is a social media campaign produced by Bosola Ajenifuja (Google Arts and Culture). The project has been generously supported by the Arts Council.
CALL FOR PAPERS What do fashion, style, clothing and various ‘embodied states’ reveal about Irish culture and society since 1900? Clothing, textiles and styles of self-presentation mark key moments in Irish history and this seminar will bring together researchers to reflect on how and why they translated into potent images and objects that circulated at home and abroad. The seminar explores various cultural practices (past and present), encompassing questions of leisure, conflict, governance, trauma, race and migration, social class, gender and sexuality to assess the under-researched role of clothing cultures in shaping Irish public life. Deadline for abstracts: 15 January 2021
AUTHORS SHOULD PLACE OUT-OF-PRINT BOOKS ON THE NET! -- It is getting harder to re-publish books. Students scan books for their classes… because students prefer to get books free on the Net with a click, rather than to buy, or go to library. -- Trausti Valsson, https://notendur.hi.is/tv/ prof. of planning, Univ. of Iceland; has now placed his 14 books free on his page to set an example. Authors should place their out-of-print books on the Net, as their costs have been covered. It is a big loss if important books become unavailable. The cry of the day is Open Access! Comments on Valsson´s books: Joe McBride, Prof. at LAEP, UC Berkeley: … “Shaping the Future should be required reading in introductory courses in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning for its insights into the field of planning in the 20th century and its ability to inspire students to be courageous, creative-thinkers.“ Prof. Sir Peter Hall, UCL London, in his preface to “Planning in Iceland”: "Trausti Valsson has achieved an extra ordinary feat of scholarship.“ ... "Valsson´s book sets a new standard in historical scholarship and provides a model for other scholars in other countries to follow.” -- Professor Valsson was the first to be awarded the Honorary Prize of The Icelandic Planners“.
I appreciate what the design history society is doing, i am the first Nigerian to have MA in design history and presently working on my PhD in design history too. I will be happy to be a member of the Society. Thank you very much.
'Portrait of a woman in silk'. Hear the fascinating story of Anna Maria Garthwaite, the famous Spitalfields silk designer who fostered the craze for botanical silk designs. 11th October. One of our amazing Huguenot Month events. http://www.huguenotsofspitalfields.org/walks-events/huguenot-footsteps/portrait-of-a-woman-in-silk-spitalfields-designer-anna-maria-garthwaite.html
'Portrait of a woman in silk'. Hear the fascinating story of Anna Maria Garthwaite, the famous Spitalfields silk designer who fostered the craze for botanical silk designs. 11th October. One of our amazing Huguenot Month events. http://www.huguenotsofspitalfields.org/walks-events/huguenot-footsteps/portrait-of-a-woman-in-silk-spitalfields-designer-anna-maria-garthwaite.html
A CFP for a Design History session being run by myself and Robyne Calvert at AAH 2019 at University of Brighton. Deadline for abstracts is 5th November 2018. See link for more details.