The DHS is seeking nominations for the Teaching and Learning Officer position. More
To celebrate the opening of the V&A's new Dr. Susan Weber Gallery of Furniture, the V&A are holding a one-day symposium on the 17th of May to investigate furniture materials, making and design. More
Postmodern theory might have finally killed off the utopian ideal of history as an objective science, but it has arguably left a vacuum, with no comprehensive debate on the role of subjectivity and its potential challenges and benefits...
The annual Rayner Banham Lecture is co-sponsored by the DHS in conjunction with the Royal College of Art/Victoria and Albert Museum course in the History of Design, in honour of the design critic Reyner Banham (1922 – 1988).
Banham's brilliant analyses of subjects such as automobile styling, mobile homes, science fiction films, and our fondness for gadgets anticipated many of our contemporary preoccupations. He continues to be one of the greatest influences on the study of design and architecture.
The first twenty lectures in the series have been collected in the volume The Banham Lectures: Essays on Designing the Future, available from Berg Publishers.
Admission to the Rayner Banham Lecture is free and all are welcome.
Alice T. Friedman, Wellesley College
Tim Benton, The Open University
Professor Peter Cook, founder member of the Archigram group
Professor Mark Haworth Booth, formerly Senior Curator of Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum
Tom Karen, Ogle Design
Professor Pat Kirkham, Bard Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts
Professor Sir Christopher Frayling, Rector of the Royal College of Art
Beatriz Colomina, Princeton University
Cedric Price, London
Jeffrey Meikle, University of Texas at Austin
Paul Barker, Writer, Broadcaster and Former Editor of New Society
Gillian Naylor, Royal College of Art
Ruth Schwartz-Cowan, New York University at Stonybrook
Charles Saumarez Smith, National Portrait Gallery, London
Penny Sparke, Royal College of Art
Richard Sennett, London School of Economics
Tomas Maldonado, Former Editor of Nueva Vision
Elizabeth Collins Cromley, State University of New York
Adrian Forty, The Bartlett School of Architecture?