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Please join us in the next session of the DHS Virtual Student Forum!
In this session of the DHS Virtual Student Forum, DHS Ambassador Gael Welstead will be joined by DHS Communications Officer Artun Ozguner and DHS Administrator Jenna Allsopp in a conversation about the Design History Society’s social media activities and online presence.
This session will be a great opportunity for students interested in design history to learn more about the society and get involved. Expect a relaxed conversation.
About the speakers
Gael Welstead works in human centred design. She is fuelled by the relationship between people and design, and the interconnectivity of the systems that make the world go round. In her design historical work she likes to focus on what we can learn from the past in order to better design for the future. Whilst completing her MA in design history ('18) her thesis looked at the design of 21st century city maps and how visual trends were changing the experience of urban space.
Jenna Allsopp is an AHRC Design Star-funded PhD candidate at the University of Brighton, where she also completed her BA and MA in the field of Design History, with her BA dissertation being awarded the DHS undergraduate essay prize in 2014. Her doctoral research maps new histories of amateur film, exploring how neurodiverse filmmakers use the medium as a form of visual activism, or 'craftivism,' to construct alternative disability narratives.
Artun Özgüner has recently been awarded a PhD from the V&A / RCA History of Design programme. His research explores the official culture of commemorating and representing nation states as opposed to more individual practices of reminiscence through design materialities. Currently, he works as a lecturer in Contextual and Theoretical Studies at the University for the Creative Arts.