We invite visiting researchers to present their recent research findings.
Professor Rebecca Houze is a specialist in the history of design and the decorative arts, with an emphasis on textiles and dress. She received her BA from the University of Washington (1993) and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1994, 2000). Her research centres on the relationship between art, industry, collection, and display in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Professor Houze is author of Textiles, Fashion, and Design Reform in Austria-Hungary Before the First World War: Principles of Dress (Ashgate, 2015), and New Mythologies in Design and Culture: Reading Signs and Symbols in the Visual Landscape (Bloomsbury, 2016). She has published her work over the years in Journal of Design History, Design Issues, Fashion Theory, Textile, and Centropa, and is co-editor of The Design History Reader (Berg, 2010).
During her two visits to the University, in October 2016, and February 2017, Prof Houze engaged with research staff and students at all levels, in the Schools of Creative Arts and Humanities. Her visits focussed on the histories and practice of design, textiles and fashion and graphic design. She led and/or contribute to sessions including:
Dr Daniel Huppatz is a Senior Lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. His current research interests include mapping histories of modern Asian design, Australian design, and histories of interior design and architecture. As well as presenting papers at numerous academic conferences, Dr Huppatz has been widely published in journals including Design Issues, Journal of Design History and Design and Culture.
His other interventions include editing Design: Critical and Primary Sources (Bloomsbury, 2016), a collection of 75 essential texts on design from the mid-19th century to the present day, covering key thinkers, movements and issues for design, and co-editing Unbounded: On the Interior and Interiority (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015). Huppatz is a co-founder of the Design History Australia Research Network, DHARN. He is currently working on a book titled Modern Asian Design.
Dr Huppatz will be working with researchers both within and beyond TVAD, and other staff and students in the School of Creative Arts and the School of Humanities. His work with us will cover topics including interior design and global design history to modern Asian design. These topics will be examined through sessions including:
Dr Gimeno-Martínez is Assistant Professor at the VU University Amsterdam.
Javier's research interests encompass design and fashion as related with consumption, gender and national identity. He has been conducting research on the shifting cultural status of industrial design and craft from the 1950s up to today with Belgium as case study, funded by the Research Foundation – Flanders from 2007 to 2010.
Dr Gimeno-Martínez got his PhD in 2006 from the KU Leuven with the dissertation "The Role of the Creative Industries in the Construction of Regional/European Identities (1975-2002): Design and Fashion in Belgium and Spain." He holds a MA in Industrial Design from the Universidad Cardenal Herrera, Valencia (Spain) and an MA in Art History from the Universidad de Valencia
Javier was a visiting scholar in the department of Design History at the Royal College of Art (London, UK) for the year 2009-2010.
Dr Gimeno-Martínez will be working with researchers, staff and students in the School of Creative Arts. The topic for Dr Gimeno-Martínez's visits is national identity in design, examined through sessions including:
The TVAD Visiting Researcher for 2012-13 is Dr Kjetil Fallan of Oslo University, Norway. Dr Fallan will visit the School of Creative Arts in November 2012 and May 2013.
The topic for Dr Fallan's visits is subjectivity in academic and practice-based work, examined through a varied programme of events including:
Dr Kjetil Fallan is Associate Professor of Design History in the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo.
He has published widely and is:
Dr Fallan has articles in journals including the Journal of Design History, Design Issues, Enterprise and Society, History and Technology, and Design and Culture. Dr. Fallan is an editor of the Journal of Design History.
In 2011-12, TVAD hosted Dr David Brody (Parsons, the New School for Design, New York City) as TVAD Visiting Researcher.
During his visits in October 2011 and March 2012, Dr Brody has been involved in research activities with every constituency in the School of Creative Arts by:
TVAD's plans for the future include hosting a Visiting Professor.
Dr David Brody is an Associate Professor of Design Studies at Parsons The New School for Design in New York where he directs the Masters Program in the History of Decorative Arts and Design.
He is the author of Visualizing American Empire (University of Chicago Press, 2010) and co-editor of Design Studies: A Reader (Berg 2009).
A specialist in material culture, visual culture, and design studies, Dr Brody has published writing in:
His new book project is titled Do Not Disturb: Design, Hotels, and Labor and is under advance contract with the University of Chicago Press.
Dr Brody has given papers at numerous academic conferences.