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Design Heritage: Concepts, Contexts, Politics

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224-238 Kensington High Street

Bauhaus and Ulm Room, First Floor

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W8 6AG

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A Design History Society Symposium, 30th January 2020, 1 to 5 pm.

‘Heritage’ is designed, from landscapes and buildings, to rituals and artefacts. Join us for an afternoon symposium at London's Design Museum to explore the interface of design and heritage. We will examine the various concepts and terms related to heritage at play in different fields and regions, explore the distinction between tangible and intangible heritages and what these categories mean for design history and design heritage, and raise questions of ownership, belonging, and the politics of design and heritage. This symposium will be of relevance to all engaged in design and heritage and their relationship, past, present and future and especially design historians, heritage studies practitioners, researchers and students in these fields. Places are free and booking is essential.

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Welcome and Introduction, Professor Grace Lees-Maffei, Professor of Design History & Programme Director, DHeritage, the Professional Doctorate in Heritage, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Whose Heritage? Representing an Indigenous Past and Present: Mary Colter’s Hopi House at the Grand Canyon, Professor Rebecca Houze, Professor of Art History, Design and Decorative Arts, Northern Illinois University, USA

Typography and Lettering as Design Heritage in Brazil, Associate Professor Priscila Farias, Associate Professor of Design, School of Architecture and Urban Studies, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Something Borrowed/Something Blue: Rethinking Ceramic Design Heritage in the Age of Artistic Copyright, Peder Valle, Collections Registrar at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway

Border Ceremonies and the Production of National Heritage, Professor Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan, Ambedkar University, Delhi, India

Response, Dr Marta Filipova, Research Associate, Dept. of Art History, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Questions, followed by Tea/Coffee (provided – please notify us of any special requirements)

Silvertown and Saltpetre: A Heritage of Global Capital,Dr Louise Purbrick, Principal Lecturer in the History of Art and Design, University of Brighton, UK

Constructing and Reconstructing Heritage: Changing Ownership, Changing Meaning, New Identities, Barbara Wood, Regional Curator, National Trust (England, Wales & Northern Ireland) and Researcher, Professional Doctorate in Heritage, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Response, Dr Marta Filipova

Questions, followed by Closing Remarks, Prof Grace Lees-Maffei and Prof Rebecca Houze.

* Design Heritage: Concepts, Contexts, Politics is kindly supported by the Design History Society, the University of Hertfordshire and the Design Museum. *

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

https://designmuseum.org/plan-your-visit/getting-here

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Professor Lees-Maffei at g.lees-maffei@herts.ac.uk

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, it will help you to enter the museum

Can I update my registration information?

Yes

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, ticekts are limited to 40 so please let us know if you will no longer be able to attend so that we can reallocate your ticket.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Tickets are transferable, but please let Prof Grace Lees-Maffei know, g.lees-maffei@herts.ac.uk

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224-238 Kensington High Street

Bauhaus and Ulm Room, First Floor

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W8 6AG

United Kingdom

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