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Welcome to the next in our Provocative Places and Objects series, in which we look at places and spaces that challenge and confront us as design historians. This time, Alexandra Banister looks at artist Michael Rakowitz’s paraSITE project, which uses an interdisciplinary approach to art and architecture to highlight issues of homelessness.
8 February 2024 -
In the first Provocative Places and Objects blog of 2024, Souhardya De discusses Pathra Temple Complex and the Rural Bengali European Connect.
9 January 2024 -
Welcome to the final Provocative Places and Objects blog of 2023. This time, Ieva Daujotaite, a Design History Postgraduate from the Royal College of Art / Victoria & Albert Museum shares research on Soviet Playground Design in Lithuania.
8 December 2023 -
Welcome to the next in our Provocative Places and Objects series, in which our contributors look at places and spaces that challenge and confront us as design historians. This time, Justin Childress, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Master of Arts in Design & Innovation at the Southern Methodist University, looks at VHS tapes as memory objects.
9 November 2023 -
Welcome to the next in our Provocative Places and Objects series, in which our contributors look at places and spaces that challenge and confront us as design historians. This time, Isabella Warnham, a student on the V&A/RCA History of Design MA, looks at the Arab Hall at Leighton House in London.
11 October 2023 -
In the wake of the Barbie fever, this month's guest contributor to the Provocative Objects series Amelia O’Mahony-Brady (independent design researcher, archivist and recent Trinity College Dublin graduate) introduces us to Barbie Velina: a limited-edition doll exclusive to Italian audiences, released in Summer 2002.
25 September 2023 -
This month, guest contributor to the Provocative Places series Vinod Bhatia, Assistant Professor of the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Panchkula (Haryana), explores the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh
2 August 2023 -
This month, guest contributor to the Provocative Objects series Evangeline Rouse, MA History of Design student at the Royal College of Art/Victoria and Albert Museum, discusses the practice and ethics of presenting and taking photographs of asylum patients in the mid-nineteenth century
13 July 2023 -
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