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Writing Design; Object, Process, Discourse, Translation
The Design History Society Annual Conference, de Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, 3-5 September, 2009.
Co-convenors: Dr Grace Lees-Maffei and Jessica Kelly
How do we find out about design, as both practice and object, including the processes of designing, crafting and manufacture, marketing and consumption? Students, scholars, critics and commentators use words, whether written or spoken, both to research design through observation, participation, interview and oral history, object analysis and documentary and visual interpretation, and in preparing resultant outcomes.
Writing Design invites delegates to reflect on their sources, historiography and methodology, research, dissemination and teaching processes to examine the issues mobilised by articulating design and material culture with language, and the ways in which writing about objects has conditioned our understanding of design. The conference is inclusive in its interests, and will attract designers, design historians, and practitioners of design studies, material culture studies, popular culture studies and literary studies, among others.
Keynote speakers are Professor Jeffrey L. Meikle (University of Texas) and Dr Paul Jobling (University of Brighton). Writing Design will showcase 72 double-blind peer-reviewed papers, which will enhance the practice of design history and design thinking. Panels will explore a range of issues, including...
We look forward to welcoming you to Writing Design!
Dr Grace Lees-Maffei MA RCA ILTM
Co-ordinator, tVAD Research Group
Senior Lecturer in the History & Theory of Design & Applied Arts
Editorial Board Member, The Journal of Design History
University of Hertfordshire
Faculty of Art and Design
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