Programme

Below you will find the full Design & Time conference programme, from Wednesday 7th September through to Saturday 10th September.

To bring up further details on each event, please select the event title.

Under each event is an Add to Program button. Through selecting this option on the events you wish to attend, a personalised timetable can be created. This personalised timetable can then be accessed through the print function, at the top right hand corner of each day’s timetable.

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Pre-Conference Day

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Pre-Conference Publishing Workshop
September 7th 10:00am - 4:00pm
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The Design History Society will host a Publishing Workshop in conjunction with the 2016 Annual DHS Conference. The day will be hosted by Sabrina Rahman (DHS Membership & Outreach Officer), and the Society’s Teaching and Learning Officer (tbc).

This workshop is aimed at graduate, post-graduate and early career researchers in design studies, design history and related fields. Participants are invited to join researchers, editors and writers to explore and consider processes of publishing in academic and digital landscapes.

Representatives of journals will address the submission policies and expectations of their publications – their remit, approach and peer review processes – in addition to advising on the highlights, pitfalls and opportunities in preparing for publication. Hard copies of journals discussed will be provided. Editors and researchers will also share their experiences of preparing and publishing manuscripts and will advise on the formation and framing of proposals for disseminating research from books to online publishing.

In line with the conference theme, attendees and speakers will engage in discussions surrounding practices of publishing now, and how we might anticipate and foresee a new landscape in academic writing. Issues on digital scholarship, writing across various forums, and copyright legislation will feature throughout the talks followed by a workshop that will enliven and explore topics emerging from the discussion.

The workshop is limited to 20 participants and is free to attend.  To reserve your place please email designhistorysociety@gmail.com.
 
 

Thursday 8 September 2016

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Optional Visit A

Jewish Museum, Camden
September 8th 10:00am - 11:30am
Discover one of the world’s finest collections of Jewish heritage and culture, as well as a critically-acclaimed programme of temporary exhibitions. Delegates will receive an introduction to the museum in the auditorium, and will then be free to walk round the museum.

Please meet at 10am at Camden tube station: tour starts at 10.15am; Price £6.
 
 

Optional Visit B

RAF Museum, Colindale
September 8th 10:00am - 11:30am
Situated on the historic site of Hendon’s London Aerodrome in Colindale, the Museum tells the story of the Royal Air Force through its people and collections. Collections include some very early aircraft designs through to the latest modern day jets and military aircraft.

Delegates will receive a guided tour of the museum lasting approximately 2 hours.

Please meet at 10am at Colindale tube station: tour starts at 10.15am; Price £6.
 
 

Optional Visit C

Willow Road, Hampstead
September 8th 10:00am - 11:30am
Designed by acclaimed architect Ernö Goldfinger in 1939, this unique and surprising Modernist home was inhabited by four generations of his family. The house paints a vivid picture of the urban creative and social circles of the mid-20th century through Goldfinger’s modern art collection, innovative designs and intriguing personal possessions.

Delegates will view an introductory film and have a guided tour of the house, lasting about an hour.

Please meet at 10.45am at Hampstead tube, tour starts at 11am; Price £6.
 
 

Optional Visit D

MoDA, Colindale
September 8th 10:00am - 11:30am
The collections of the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA) cover the period from the end of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century. The collections relate to the design and decoration of ‘ordinary’ homes. Delegates will see examples from the collections and have an informal talk from the Museum’s Curator.

Please meet at 10am at Colindale tube station: tour starts at 10.15am; Price £6.
 
 

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Conference Opening & Welcome
September 8th 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Professor Tim Blackman & Professor Paul Haywood
Professor Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University, and Professor Paul Haywood, Deputy Dean of the School of Art and Design, will welcome delegates to the conference.
 
Keynote Address 1
September 8th 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Elizabeth Guffey
 
AGM
September 8th 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Design History Society
 
 

The Quad (A)

Registration & Orientation
September 8th 9:00am - 6:00pm
 
 

The Quad (B)

Book Fair
September 8th 10:30am - 6:30pm
 
 

The Quad (C)

Lunch
September 8th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
 
 

Grove Atrium

DHS & OUP Reception
September 8th 6:00pm - 7:30pm
You are welcome to join us in Grove Atrium for a wine reception and the Design History Society’s annual prize giving. You will also have an opportunity to view the exhibition Palladio: The Architects’ Wallpaper, presented by the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture.

The event is hosted by Oxford University Press, publisher of the Journal of Design History.
 
 

Friday 9 September 2016

Day Two

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Keynote Address 2
September 9th 9:30am - 11:00am
Jeremy Till
 
 

The Quad (A)

Registration & Orientation
September 9th 9:00am - 6:00pm
 
 

The Quad (B)

Book Fair
September 9th 10:30am - 6:30pm
 
 

The Quad (C)

Coffee
September 9th 11:00am - 11:30am
 
Lunch
September 9th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
 
Tea
September 9th 4:00pm - 4:30pm
 
Break
September 9th 6:00pm - 7:30pm
 
 

Spaces, Interiors, Places (CG06)

Poly-temporal Spaces
September 9th 11:30am - 1:00pm
Spaces, Interiors, Places
 Poly-temporal SpacesPapers in this session on time and the inhabited interior address, in different ways, the idea that lived interiors are not static but exist in several temporal dimensions at once, in a “continuous state of becoming”.

Panellists are Ben Highmore, Ruth Slatter and Sorcha O'Brien.

 
 
Modernity and Domestic Temporalities
September 9th 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Spaces, Interiors, Places
Modernity and Domestic TemporalitiesThis session explores ideas around the temporally layered nature of the domestic, particularly in relation to public policy and official advice. The ideals of modern living, rationality and standardisation (linear time) are seen in tension with the continuities and repetitions (cyclical time) frequently experienced in domestic space.

Panellists are Eliza Kraatari, Els de Vos, Maria Goransdotter and Johan Redstrom.

 
 
Time, Objects and the Experience of Home
September 9th 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Spaces, Interiors, Places
Time, Objects and the Experience of HomeTime plays an integral role in the experience of the home. The meaning of the home is time-bound, temporal and temporary. This key relationship between people and their environment, first, occurs over and in time and, second, its meaning changes over time. This panel discusses the role of time in the experience of the home and considers the establishment of temporal identity through the accumulation and layering of material objects and immaterial references within the domestic interior.

Panellists are Ersi Ioannidou, Konstantinos Grivas and Konstantios Daskalakis.

 
 
 

Objects, Materiality, Things (CG09)

Materiality and the Passage of Time
September 9th 11:30am - 1:00pm
Objects, Materiality, Things
Materiality and the Passage of TimeHow is the passing of time expressed and experienced through the materiality of objects? How does our understanding of the age of an object influence our reaction to it? And how might our (physical, tactile) perceptions of the ‘age’ and ‘timelessness’ of the material world be challenged by digital technologies or 3D printing?

Panellists include Seher Erdogan Ford, Elif Kocabiyik and Sue Breakell.

 
 
Things in Time
September 9th 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Objects, Materiality, Things
Things in TimeIn recent years, since the beginning of the twenty-first century, ‘Thing Theory’, ‘Speculative Realism’, ‘Vibrant Matter’ and ‘flat ontologies’ have challenged ways of thinking about objects and their inter-relations. Papers in this strand relate to ongoing research at the RCA, and suggest ways in which these difficult and sometimes inconsistent theoretical fields can assist in ways of thinking about history and things in time.

The papers consider the implications of ‘style’, demonstrate uses of ‘forensic’ methods as a pedagogic strategy, speculate on the ‘internet of things’ and consider the effects of space/time compression.

Panellists are Barry Curtis, Naomi House, Monika Parrinder and Benjamin Koslowski.

 
 
Historicism and Retro: The Question of Timelessness in Design (1)
September 9th 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Objects, Materiality, Things
 Historicism and Retro: The Question of Timelessness in Design (1)How do we understand the passage of time in relation to notions of ‘retro’ designed objects? Or in relation to ‘revivals’ of the design of previous periods? How should we understand nostalgia? Where are the boundaries between the authentic, the antique, the artificial and the a-historical? This is part one of a two panel theme.

Panellists are Paul Hazell, Jessica Jenkins and Emily Candela.

 
 
 

Remembering & Forgetting (CG10)

Memory, Collecting and the Future Archive
September 9th 11:30am - 1:00pm
Remembering & Forgetting
 Memory, Collecting and the Future ArchiveThe formation of the ‘archive’ is a political act: deciding what to keep and how to organize it has a direct relevance for both design historians of the future and for design practitioners of the present. This session addresses the idea of the archive as the physical embodiment of (official) memory, and the idea of memory as an integral part of the design process.

Panellists are John Potvin, J.C.Kristensen and Elena Formia.

 
 
Visualising Time: Data and The Archive
September 9th 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Remembering & Forgetting
Visualising Time: Data and The ArchiveHow might time be imagined visually? And how might chronographical/visual representations of museum collections provide new insights into the use and development of those collections over time?  Papers in this session address the question of how the discipline of design history responds to the theme of ‘time’, and also consider the challenges of the digital in enabling new ways of archiving, accessing and interpreting knowledge.

Panellists are Florian Kräutli, Stephen Boyd Davis, Daniele Savasta and Elif Kocabiyik Savasta.

 
 
Digital Transformation: Past, Present and Future in the Digital Archive
September 9th 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Remembering & Forgetting
 Digital Transformation: Past, Present and Future in the Digital ArchiveThe digital archive and the digital book appear to be all about the future.  But this session discusses the idea that both are examples of non-synchronicity; they look simultaneously to the past and to the future, but exist only in tenuous form in the present.  Thus questions are raised about their design for users both for the present and the future.

Panellists are Toke Riis Ebbesen, Karin van der Heiden and Fiorella Bulegato.

 
 
 

Experiencing Time (CG11)

Eternity and the Anthropocene
September 9th 11:30am - 1:00pm
Experiencing Time
Eternity and the AnthropoceneHow have designers dealt with notions of geologic or ‘deep time’ in their work? Themes in this session include the circularity of time and the idea that with the notion of the ‘anthropocene’, human conception of time must be reconsidered.

Panellists are Sally-Anne Huxtable, Ingrid Halland Rashidi and Daniela Nicolosa Prina.

 
 
Circularity and Flow
September 9th 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Experiencing Time
Circularity and FlowHow do new technologies alter the way we experience time? What new kinds of temporality, and thus new kinds of subjectivity, are implied by apps or social media, or big data? How might we develop a more cyclical conception of resources, economy and time in relation to design?

Panellists are Larry Busbea, Ida Kamilla Lie and Stephen Hayward.

 
 
Faster, Faster, Faster
September 9th 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Experiencing Time
Faster, Faster, FasterThis session takes as its theme the relationship of design and increasing speed. It aims to present an ensemble consideration of how modernity and corporate design have come together to express notions of progress, efficiency, and an overarching mood of speed.

Panellists are Paddy O’Shea, Lyanne Holcombe and David Lawrence.

 
 
 

Hendon Hall

Conference Dinner
September 9th 7:30pm - 9:30pm
 
 

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Book Launch
September 9th 1:30pm - 2:15pm
New Bloomsbury Titles
You are cordially invited to the launch of Street Furniture Design: Contesting Modernism in Post-War Britain, by Eleanor Herring and Design and National Identity by Javier Gimeno-Martínez.

 
 
 

Saturday 10 September 2016

Day Three

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Closing Remarks
September 10th 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilary Robinson
 
Keynote Address 3
September 10th 11:30am - 1:00pm
Leslie Atzmon
 
 

The Quad (A)

Registration & Orientation
September 10th 9:00am - 12:00pm
 
 

The Quad (B)

Book Fair
September 10th 10:30am - 4:30pm
 
 

The Quad (C)

Coffee
September 10th 11:00am - 11:30am
 
Lunch
September 10th 1:00pm - 2:30pm
 
Tea
September 10th 4:00pm - 4:30pm
 
 

Spaces, Interiors, Places (CG06)

Modernism and Time
September 10th 9:30am - 11:00am
Spaces, Interiors, Places
Modernism and TimeTwentieth century Modernism ostensibly sought to reject historicist thinking. However, papers in this session explore the ways in which ideas about the past and of ‘timelessness’ were incorporated into apparently future-oriented Modernist designs in three different contexts, blurring the distinction between past, present and future.

Panellists are Michael James Findlay, Ana Baeza-Ruiz and Maija Makikalli.
 
Ephemerality and Architecture
September 10th 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Spaces, Interiors, Places
Ephemerality and ArchitectureThis session will explore ideas relating to ephemerality and permanence in architecture, and consider the ways in which conceptions of time have been an integral part of the design of cities.

Panellists are Graeme Evans, Claire McAndrew and Jessica Kelly.
 
 

Objects, Materiality, Things (CG09)

Historicism and Retro: The Question of Timelessness in Design (2)
September 10th 9:30am - 11:00am
Objects, Materiality, Things
 Historicism and Retro: The Question of Timelessness in Design (2)How do we understand the passage of time in relation to notions of ‘retro’ designed objects? Or in relation to ‘revivals’ of the design of previous periods? How should we understand nostalgia? Where are the boundaries between the authentic, the antique, the artificial and the a-historical? This is part two of two panel theme.

Panellists are Arden Stern, Tom Tredway and Annamarie Sandecki.
 
Heritage and Symbolic Time
September 10th 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Objects, Materiality, Things
Heritage and Symbolic TimePapers in this session explore the ways in which time is ‘consumed’ symbolically through ‘heritage’ and through the design of objects which exhibit evidence of use and wear.

Panellists are Niels Peter Skou, Lung-hsing Chu and Eleanor Herring.
 
 

Remembering & Forgetting (CG10)

Amnesia and Schizophrenia
September 10th 9:30am - 11:00am
Remembering & Forgetting
Amnesia and SchizophreniaHow might design historians deal with notions of time, collective memory and nostalgia in relation to designed objects of the past? Papers in this session address these questions in relation to national identities, asking how ideas of progress and modernization have been employed simultaneously with ideas of past heritage and ‘classic’ designed objects.

Panellists are Rujana Rebernjak, Anders Munch, Hans-Christian Jensen, Katarzyna Jezowska and Agata Szydlowska.
 
Ideology and Authoritarianism
September 10th 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Remembering & Forgetting
Ideology and AuthoritarianismHow have ideas about the past, invented traditions and icons of national identity been recruited by governments? What is invested in patterns of national remembering and/or forgetting? This session questions the relationship of the discipline of design history to different patterns of the flow of time, especially in relation to place.

Panellists are Jüri Kermik, Carlos Bartolo and Triin Jerlei.
 
 

Experiencing Time (CG11)

Quick, Quick, Slow
September 10th 9:30am - 11:00am
Experiencing Time
Quick, Quick, SlowThis session looks at the influence of industrialisation and modernity on subjective temporality. This is seen on the one hand through highly designed experience of travel by train and steamship; and on the other through the design of new activities for leisure time, with “time off” itself being a newly regulated concept.

Panellists are Daniel Davies, Anne Burke and Stephen Knott.
 
Thinking Forwards and Backwards
September 10th 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Experiencing Time
Thinking Forwards and BackwardsPapers in this session look at designers in the moment of making, and consider how both notions of time and notions of performance might be incorporated into their work.

Panellists are Gareth Williams, Lilian Sanchez-Moreno and Malin Graesse.