Making and Unmaking the Environment

Welcome to the Design History Society Annual Conference 2017. Call for papers: Deadline for submission of abstracts: 20 January 2017.

Please submit your proposals in the form of anonymous MS Word documents to:

Design is both making and unmaking the environment. Conversely, it might be argued that the environment is both making and unmaking design. The Design History Society Annual Conference 2017 explores how these processes unfold, across timescapes and landscapes, thus opening a new agenda for the field of design history.

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the first Design History Society Annual Conference, held in Brighton in 1977, as well as the 30th anniversary of the Journal of Design History. In celebration of this landmark, we invite proposals for papers addressing the historiography of design and the history of the discipline, with the aim to curate a special anniversary strand on the making and unmaking of design history.

We are inviting proposals for individual papers of 20 minutes, or proposals for thematically coherent panels of three papers. Panel proposals must include abstracts for all three papers in addition to a short description of the panel theme.


Kjetil Fallan (University of Oslo)
Co-convenors: Ingrid Halland, Ida Kamilla Lie, Gabriele Oropallo (University of Oslo), and Denise Hagströmer (The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design)

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