Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Dr David Brody announced as TVAD's Visiting Researcher 2011

We are delighted to announce that Dr David Brody, Associate Professor of Design Studies at Parsons the New School for Design, New York, will be joining TVAD as our Visiting Researcher in October this year.

Brody challenges the definitions and practices of design studies, in his co-edited volume The Design Studies Reader (with Prof Hazel Clark, Berg, 2009) and his monograph Visualizing American Empire: Orientalism and Imperialism in the Philippines (University of Chicago Press, 2010). The latter is an exemplar of the comparative use of a diverse group of source materials - from newspapers to maps to objects – for piecing together the relationship between the US and the Philippines. Dr Brody is currently researching hotels, their interior design and the design of the labour which keeps them going, to be published as Do Not Disturb: Design, Hotels, and Labor.

Dr Brody will participate in a range of TVAD events, and seminars with research degree students in the School of Creative Arts, and will deliver the first Critical Dialogues lecture for 2011/2012 on Tuesday 18th October at 5 pm at the College Lane Campus. We look forward to welcoming Dr Brody to the University of Hertfordshire soon!

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