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Provocative Places: Antilia, Mumbai
Provocative Places: Antilia, Mumbai

Welcome to the next in our "Provocative Places" series, in which DHS Ambassador Alexandra Banister looks at Antilia, the private residence of the Ambani family in Mumbai, and issues of the wealth divide as articulated through architecture.

4 May 2022 -

Provocative Objects / Spaces
Provocative Objects: Artificial Grass
Provocative Objects: Artificial Grass

This month, guest contributor to the Provocative Objects series Jane Macintyre discusses artificial grass: plastic perfection?

20 April 2022 -

Provocative Objects / Spaces
Provocative Places: The Great Mosque of Aleppo, Syria
Provocative Places: The Great Mosque of Aleppo, Syria

Welcome to the next in our "Provocative Places and Objects" series, in which the DHS Ambassadors look at places and spaces that challenge and confront us as design historians. This month, Alexandra Banister discusses the Great Mosque of Aleppo in Syria and issues of architecture, heritage, and conflict.

6 April 2022 -

Provocative Objects / Spaces
Provocative Objects: Pink razor
Provocative Objects: Pink razor

This week the DHS Ambassador Wiktoria Kijowska takes on the lead with Provocative Objects. In this post Wiktoria puts the gendered pink razor under the lens and offers a provocative account of how objects are mutually defined by and are used to define gender constructs.

23 March 2022 -

Provocative Objects / Spaces
Provocative Places: The Woman’s Building, Chicago World’s Fair
Provocative Places: The Woman’s Building, Chicago World’s Fair

Provocative Objects / Places is back with a new post! This week, Alexandra Banister reflects on International Women’s Day, and discusses gender and architecture at The Woman’s Building at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

8 March 2022 -

Provocative Objects / Spaces
Provocative Objects: RM58 armchair by Roman Modzelewski
Provocative Objects: RM58 armchair by Roman Modzelewski

The DHS Ambassadors continue to investigate 'Provocative spaces/objects.' This week Wiktoria Kijowska explores the RM58 armchair by Roman Modzelewski and the experimentations with global modernism in the context of Poland in the later half of the twentieth century.

23 February 2022 -

Provocative Objects / Spaces
Provocative Places: Colonialism at Basildon Park
Provocative Places: Colonialism at Basildon Park

Follow the DHS blog for a new series: Provocative Objects / Places! From now on every other Wednesday the DHS Ambassadors Alexandra Banister and Wiktoria Kijowska will be exploring the design histories and rhetoric underlaying everyday objects and places. This Wednesday Alexandra Banister takes us to the Basildon Park in Berkshire, England and discusses issues of colonialism. Stay tuned for more!

9 February 2022 -

Provocative Objects / Spaces

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