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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 Design History Society, in collaboration with the Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, has initiated an oral history project to record the development of the design history in the UK over the last thirty years. A series of life histories and interviews with historians and writers who have played a significant role in shaping our subject are available as podcasts hosted by Voices in Visual Arts (VIVA) Oral History Project. The life histories format provides a valuable resource for understanding how individuals and institutions constructed the concept of design history as a separate entity, and the various vicissitudes that have created, and continue to shape, what the subject might mean in the 21st century. The completed recordings will be stored with the DHS papers at Northumbria University.
For further information about the project, or suggestions for possible interviewees, please contact Linda Sandino, VIVA Senior Research Fellow, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, Wilson Road, London SE5 8LU.
Voices in the Visual Arts website
This project has to date documented the life stories of the following