Conference & Events

30 January 2023

Global Conversations: Materiality and Mediation recording now on YouTube

The recording of the virtual symposium, Global Conversations: Materiality and Mediation organised by the Design History Society, the College Art Association, and the International Association of Word and Image Studies is now available on the CAA YouTube channel.

This innovative collaborative event held on 4th October 2022 attracted a large number of proposals from which we were delighted to select four outstanding, innovative research presentations.

“Tavolino di gioie”: The Mediation of Material Techniques in Late Cinquecento Hardstone Inlaid Tables - Wenyi Qian, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, University of Toronto, Toronto

Mediating the Meaning of Textiles through Exhibition Displays in Israel, 1950s-1970s - Noga Bernstein, Marie-Sklodowska Curie Visiting Researcher, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Made in Japan: Development of the Poster Medium in Japanese Commercial Art and Design - Nozomi Naoi, Assistant Professor of Humanities, Yale-NUS College, Singapore and Erin Shoneveld, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Director of Visual Studies, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania

Mine Craft: New Design Histories of Mining - Ellen Huang, Associate Professor of Art and Design History, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, California and Arden Stern, Assistant Professor of Humanities and Sciences, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA

We would like to thank Professor Grace Lees-Maffei of the Journal of Design Design History and Associate Professor Claire O'Mahony (former Chair of the DHS) as representatives of the DHS, Meme Omogbai, Cali Buckley and the College Art Association for partnership and for hosting this event and Professor Laurence Roussillon-Constanty from IAWIS for being a gracious and constructive co-convenor.


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