Three MA students to give papers at Centre for Home Studies event
15 Aug 2013
Three of Professor Lou Taylor’s MA students from the History of Design and Material Culture course, are to give papers at a Postgraduate Day in London later this month. The students, who recently submitted their dissertations, are Paul Fawcett, Sarah Warda and Ness Wood.
Paul Fawcett said: "I'm presenting research which uses the CoID's One Room Living exhibitions, to map changes in Britain's architectural and social history from the late 50s - early 70s. Having presented at Brighton's postgraduate conference, the Geffrye event will be another good opportunity to discuss my project."
Sarah Ward's paper is entitled Processes of home-making in unstable spaces: A case study of the material culture of property guardians and Ness Wood's research: Setting Up Home with Bill and Betty, is based on a 1952 exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery; an event viewed as ground-breaking and collaborative, with the emphasis on value for money, good workmanship and the best use of space in the home. Ness said: "My paper explores the processes of homemaking in the 1950’s through the perspective of an exhibition space and considers the implications of advice given by affluent ‘experts’ to a less affluent public.
The Postgraduate Day, which takes place on 23 October, is being organised by the Centre for Studies of Home (CSH) in conjunction with Queen Mary University of London, and is hosted by the Geffrye Museum of the Home, Kingsland Road, London, E2.
CSH was launched last year and aims to be a unique national and international hub for innovative research and learning on the theme of ‘home’. It combines the complementary expertise and interest of Queen Mary, University of London and the Geffrye Museum, to develop research, knowledge exchange, dissemination and learning projects. During its first year, it has organised workshops, a public seminar series, an annual lecture, and is also developing applications for collaborative research projects.
The day will also include an open discussion session on the topic of methodologies and how research changes and develops over the course of a project
The study day will provide an exciting opportunity to hear about current research and to meet other postgraduate students and staff from the centre.