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Thursday 6 June

Registration 18.00-19.00

Keynote 1: The World before Design History

Adrian Forty, Bartlett School of Architecture


Friday 7 June

Registration 9.00-9.30

Panel 1: Historiographical Entanglements 1: Case studies 9.30-11.00

Chair:  Lisa Godson

Jane Pavitt, Kingston University – The stylistic end-games of modernism: High Tech design in criticism and history

Jonathan Mekinda, University of Illinois at Chicago – Modernism, Mass Culture, and the Modern Home: Milan 1933-1957

Eleanor Rees, School of Slavonic Studies, UCL – From the ‘kino-dekorator’ to the ‘kino-arkhitekt’ in Early Soviet Cinema


Panel 2: Exhibitions 11.30-13.00

Chair: Tag Gronberg

Karolina Jakaite, Vilnius Academy of Arts – “Not success” stories: Design objects from the Soviet exhibitions in the 1960s–80s: Lithuanian, Baltic and International interconnections”

Claire O’Mahony, University of Oxford – Decoration’s Objects: Building a borderland microcosm amidst the 1925 Exposition

Ross K. Elfline, Carleton College, Northfield, MN – Learning to Live with Radical Design: Haus-Rucker-Co LIVE! in New York

Lunch 13.00-14.00

Panel 3: Historiographical Entanglements 2 14.30-16.30

Chair: Jeremy Aynsley

Richard Williams, Edinburgh University – Critics and Cars: Banham versus Architectural History?

Penelope Dean, University of Illinois at Chicago – Architecture’s Design Turn

Daniel Huppatz, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne – From Object-Centered to User-Centered Histories of Design and Architecture

Claire Jamieson, University of Hertfordshire and Jessica Kelly, University of the Creative Arts – What is Architectural History without buildings? Exploring sources and methodologies at the boundaries of disciplines.

Tea 16.30 – 17.00

Keynote 2: Orientalist Aesthetics and National Identity in 19th-century Egypt

Doris Behrens-Abouseif, SOAS, University of London


Drinks reception

Saturday 8 June

Registration 9.00-9.30

Panel 4: Interiors 9.30-11.00

Chair: Harriet Atkinson

Panagiotis Doudesis, Pembroke College, Cambridge – Between micro- and macro-: The design of an ephemeral construction for a nocturnal divertissement at Versailles in the summer of 1674

Aurora Laurenti, University of Turin – Design and Decoration in Rococo carved interiors

Alistair Cartwright, Birkbeck – Partitioning Practices in Postwar London Interiors, c. 1960

Coffee 11-11.30

Panel 5: Everyday Environments 11.30-13.00

Chair: Gabriele Oropallo

Fredie Floré, KU Leuven – Entangled histories of buildings and furniture. Knoll International and the production of modern architecture in post-war Belgium

Meltem Ö. Gürel, Yasar University, Izmir – Power of Television in Modern Turkish Homes

Louisa Iarocci, University of Washington, Seattle – Bin, Bag, Box: The Architecture of Convenience

Lunch 13.00-13.45

Panel 6: Representations and mediation 13.45-15.15

Chair: Charlotte Ashby

Katie Lloyd Thomas, Newcastle University – Between Paint and a Hard Ply: Building products as slippery category for architecture and design history

Didem Ekici , University of Nottingham – ‘Dwelling as an additional layer of dress’: Jacob von Falke’s Concept of Artistic Dressing

Anne Hultzsch, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London – ‘Journal of Improvement in Architecture, Building, and Furnishing’: Designed Objects and Spaces in the Architectural Magazine (1834-38)

Keynote 3: Artificial Habitats and Planetary Furnishing

Ben Highmore, University of Sussex


Conference closes

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