BA CVC lecturers Tim Stott and Mary Ann Bolger in 2017 Design History Society Annual Conference, Oslo

BA Contemporary Visual Culture lecturers Tim Stott and Mary Ann Bolger have both had papers accepted for the 2017 Design History Society Annual Conference in Oslo this September.

Mary Ann Bolger
Mary Ann will be speaking as part of the special anniversary strand, “Making and Unmaking Design History” which addresses the history and historiography of the discipline in celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the first DHS Conference, held in Brighton in 1977. Her paper is presented as part of a panel devised in collaboration with two colleagues, Dr Lisa Godson and Dr Sorcha O’Brien, which is entitled “Making and Unmaking National Identity: Design ‘In’, ‘Of’ and ‘From’ Ireland.” This sets out to interrogate some of the limits and possibilities of a “national history of design” using the emerging field of Irish design history as a case study. Mary Ann’s paper is called “Putting the ‘Irish’ into Irish design 1950-2015” and looks at some aspects of the Irish government’s attempts to promote Irish design internationally and, in so doing, to claim the global for the local.
Tim Stott
You can read more about the conference here: http://www.makingandunmaking.net

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