Essay Prize Winners and Nominees

23 September 2015 -

Design History Society Essay Prize 2015

Undergraduate winner:


Rosie Clarke, BA History of Design, Culture and Society, University of Brighton
Essay title: Homes on the Move: Caravan Dwelling in Twenty-first Century Britain


Postgraduate winner:


Alison Rees, MA Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art
Essay title: Physical Reminders: Tracing a ceramic mural's presence and absence in postwar London

Other nominees:


Karen Bell, The International in the Domestic: A critical study of the Howarth Road Houses and their place in Modern Movement Discourse, Dublin School of Creative Arts


Molly Butcher, Occupy Mars: Manned Missions to Mars and the Material Culture of the Contemporary Space Industry, School of Visual Arts (NYC)


Constance Burks, Mechanising Authenticity: The Change from the Bheart Mhor Loom to the Hattersley Domestic Loom in the Harris Tweed Industry, 1919-1935, Royal College of Art


Jack Collins, Playing with Power: Gender and Identity in Lego (2005-2015), IADT


Sophie Declerck, Study of a Tibetan 'Gold Flower Hat', Royal College of Art


Linnéa Haviland, Becoming Reader, Resisting Being Read - the intersection of racism and sexism in Bande Dessinée, and its rejection in Aya, Kingston University


Stephanie Hope, The uncanny in Peter Gabriel's 'Sledgehammer', University of Brighton


Tom Hutton, A time for critique: Is graphic design purely a service-oriented discipline or is there potential for critical practice? London College of Communication


Jessica Jenkins, Beauty and ornament, function and form: designing beauty in the German Democratic Republic, Royal College of Art


Ida Kamilla Lie, Social Responsibility in Nordic Design Discourse, 1967 -1973: Victor Papanek and the Scandinavian Design Students Organisation (SDO) University of Oslo


Susan Merritt, Lay me Down to Sleep: The Design of Coffins, Caskets and Alternative Containers, School of Visual Arts (NYC)


Gabriele Oropallo, The Environmental Crisis in Design Culture, 1968-1973: Awakening and Opportunity, University of Oslo


Justin Zhuang, Piracy & Design: Re-thinking Intellectual Property in the Third Industrial Revolution School of Visual Arts (NYC)

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