Friday, 1 April 2011

Critical Dialogue: Putting Words into Objects and Objects into Words

Date: Tuesday 5 April
Time: Networking from 5.15pm, doors open at 5.30pm
Venue:  A166, Lindop Building, College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire

Dr Grace Lees-Maffei  
Words are central in learning about objects, and in communicating what we know. Yet, the process of converting objects into words and vice versa is not neutral. In this talk, Lees-Maffei will review her Writing Design project and its most recent outputs Writing Design: Words and Objects, an edited book (Berg, 2011).

Dr Lees-Maffei, Reader in Design History (UH) coordinates the TVAD Research Group. She co-edited The Design History Reader (Berg, 2010) with Rebecca Houze and co-convened the 2009 DHS conference, Writing Design.