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Design in the 1970s: a still misunderstood decade
Design in the 1970s: a still misunderstood decade

​Since 2010 I have been working on a book I would like to publish about design, styling and entertainment in the 1970s. This study concerns the three Rs; these being revisionism; radicalism; and 're-semanticisation'...

4 November 2014 -

Reports
6x6: Collaborative Letterpress Project
6x6: Collaborative Letterpress Project

6x6 is a collaborative letterpress research project that brings together six leading UK based Higher Education design schools with active letterpress workshops. The project combines a traditional understanding of letterpress composition with...

1 November 2014 -

Reports
Art in Everyday Life and the Do-It-Yourself Soviet Fashion of Nadezhda Lamanova

​After the 1917 October Revolution, many Russian artists and craftsmen joined the Bolshevik regime and utilized their skills to work towards communism. Artists began experimenting with ways to visually form the new society...

1 November 2014 -

Reports
(De)constructing Utopia at the Humanities Research Institute
(De)constructing Utopia at the Humanities Research Institute

​(De)constructing Utopia: Design in Eastern Europe from Thaw to Perestroika, a conference hosted by the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield (May 2nd–3rd 2014), brought together speakers from the UK, Germany...

22 October 2014 -

Reviews
Negotiating Female Masculinity in the Early Twentieth Century: The Case of Vera 'Jack' Holme (1881-1969)
Negotiating Female Masculinity in the Early Twentieth Century: The Case of Vera 'Jack' Holme (1881-1969)

​Sigmund Freud stated, in 1933, 'When you meet a human being, the first distinction you make is "male or female", and you are accustomed to make the distinction with unhesitating certainty...

1 October 2014 -

Reports
DHS Essay Prize Winners 2014

The full list of the winners and nominees of the 2014 DHS Essay Prize

21 September 2014 -

Essay Prize Winners and Nominees
Student Bursary Report - Tom Cubbin

​This year's theme of Design for War and Peace inspired me to put together a panel that would reconsider the production of propaganda in the Eastern Bloc after Stalin...

10 September 2014 -

Reports
Q and A with Claire I R O'Mahony

​With the 2014 DHS conference not too far away, we asked conference convenor Claire I R O'Mahony a few questions about what visitors can expect...

23 July 2014 -

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