years of reconstruction following the Second World War, designers - with the
governments, manufacturers and publics for whom they worked - sought to create
a better world. Holding the most
significant body of material relating to post-war design organisations in any
British university, the University of Brighton Design Archives (UoBDA) seeks
Collect, document and preserve the work and records of designers and
Sustain the ideals of this remarkable generation through the embedding
of their history at the heart of innovative and inclusive education and
Champion the melding of academic and professional practice through the
preservation and interpretation of the collections and an innovative ethos of
Attract researchers and students locally, nationally and from around the
world, inspiring scholars and the design, archive and curatorial professions.
Provoke debate and curate a dynamic programme that links content,
enquiry and practice.
6. Maintain long-term collaborative relationships with international design
organisations and the descendants of the designers its collections represent.
Image on the front page shows Walter Gropius and other protesters over the closure of the Hochschule fur Gestaltung, Ulm, at the opening of an exhibition on the Bauhaus in Stuttgart, May 1968.