Organised by Design Research Group and the Faculty of Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design, the LOVE OBJECTS conference invites discussion and reconsideration of the relationships between people and their objects, concerning the role of objects in negotiations surrounding sex, desire, romance, identity and memory.
Keynote speakers include:
Victor Margolin, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois, Chicago.
Dr Louise Purbrick, Lecturer in History of Design at the University of Brighton.
Margolin is the curator of the Museum of Corn-temporary Art and the author of many publications including: Culture is Everywhere: Selections from the Museum of Corntemporary Art (Munich: Prestel Verlag, 2002), The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design and Design Studies (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002) and The Struggle for Utopia: Rodchenko, Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy, 1917-1946 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997).
Purbrick has published extensively on the meanings of everyday life and the domestic world, new museum practices and cultural policies at sites of conflict and the material culture of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Her recent publications include The Wedding Present: Domestic Life Beyond Consumption (London: Ashgate, 2007) and ‘Sites, Histories, Representations’ in Louise Purbrick, Jim Aulich and Graham Dawson, (eds.), Contested Spaces: Sites, Histories and Representations (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007).
Please see the conference website for details of speakers and timetable.
Design Research Group:
Dr Ciáran Swan
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