The Brighton Postgraduate Design History Society is delighted to be holding its eleventh annual postgraduate symposium at the University of Brighton's Grand Parade campus.
This year's event is an eclectic range of presentations reflecting the rich diversity of Design History research. There are three sessions arranged under the loose headings of 'Performance', 'Locality' and 'Authenticity'. Research questions include the negotiation of gender, femininity and parodies of race within stage and film; interior architecture and design; and finally the authenticity of design from graphics, to mass produced fashion and finally countercultural influences on the design of country music suits.
The symposium acts as a showcase for the high quality postgraduate research conducted in the field and particularly, though not exclusively, as an outlet for the MA in Design History and Material Culture at Brighton. We aim to provide a friendly welcoming atmosphere to our students in the very early stages of their research careers and welcome their fresh takes on diverse subjects while giving them the opportunity to get feedback on their research from respected academics.
Lunch is provided and the day concludes with wine and nibbles and the chance to network and further discuss the ideas generated throughout the day.