A Design Archives seminar funded by the Design History Society.
12 May 2011
Design Archives seminar funded by the Design History Society
Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton
Monday 6 June 2011
10 - 3pm
The Design Archives at the University of Brighton hold the archives of three major design organisations - the Design Council, the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA) and the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). The aim of this seminar is to develop discussion about particular issues related to the archives of design organisations. As well as including museums, regional archives and university collections, it will engage design organisations that face the challenge of balancing the need to record and preserve their significant heritage with the current demands of records management in a digital era. The histories of design organisations are critical in explaining the wider context of how and why design is provoked, produced, and promoted in broad political and economic frameworks both nationally and internationally. Similarly, it is research into design organisations that has the most potential for engaging other disciplines and research communities, extending the remit of design history within and beyond the humanities.
For more information contact Deborah Hickmott or call 01273 643217
photo: Archive of the Chartered Society of Designers by Leah Armstrong