Thursday, 19 November 2015

Dr DJ Huppatz, TVAD Visiting Researcher 2015-6: Programme Announced

Dr Daniel Huppatz will join the TVAD Research Group as TVAD Visiting Researcher for 2015-16, including a three-week study visit in February 2016. I am delighted to announce the programme for his visit here.


Dr Huppatz is a Senior Lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. His current research interests include mapping histories of modern Asian design, Australian design, and histories of interior design and architecture. As well as presenting papers at numerous academic conferences, Dr Huppatz has been widely published in journals including Design Issues, Journal of Design History and Design and Culture. His other interventions include editing Design: Critical and Primary Sources (Bloomsbury, 2016), a collection of 75 essential texts on design from the mid-19th century to the present day, covering key thinkers, movements and issues for design, and co-editing Unbounded: On the Interior and Interiority (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015). Huppatz is a co-founder of the Design History Australia Research Network, DHARN. He is currently working on a book titled Modern Asian Design.


·       TUESDAY 2nd FEBRUARY 2016

2 pm, Gallery Café. Welcome to the School of Creative Arts, and Tour, Dr Grace Lees-Maffei.

4 pm to 5.30 pm, LC108. Art Talk series. Dr Daniel Huppatz, ‘Contemporary Art and Urbanism in Melbourne’, convened by Prof Simeon Nelson.

As a case study of what’s happening in art elsewhere in Australia, Dr Huppatz’s talk will examine the scene in Melbourne as a case study. He will make links with illuminating examples of urbanism such as Fed Square, the range of independent artists spaces, the laneways and graffiti and stencil art. The talk will be richly illustrated throughout.

·       WEDNESDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 2016

12.45 for 1 pm, 1A157 Lindop. TVAD Talks series. Dr Daniel Huppatz discusses his work editing the monumental Design: Critical and Primary Sources.

3 pm to 5 pm, 1A157 Lindop, Reading Group. Session with TVAD and School research staff and PG students. Texts will be tabled for discussion from Dr Daniel Huppatz, Dr Grace Lees-Maffei, and colleagues. They are available on request from Dr Grace Lees-Maffei
·       TUESDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2016

6 pm, University of Hertfordshire Gallery. Opening of the Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Exhibition, led by Ian Willcock. Refreshments served.
·       WEDNESDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2016

11 am to 12.45 pm, Design Studio, Lindop Building. MA Art and Design, Module: Discourse and Reflection, led by Kerry Andrews: Dr Daniel Huppatz, ‘The International State of Design History’.

12.45 pm for 1 pm, AA191 College Lane Campus. TVAD Talks series. You’re toast! What happened when modernist designers met subversive consumers in the 20th century kitchen’, Dr Susan Parham, Head of Urbanism, Centre for Sustainable Communities

Over the course of the 20th century kitchens became highly contested territory, caught between designers’ certainties and users’ unruly responses to their architectural and technological design interventions. Drawing on design research documented in my recent book, Food and Urbanism (2015), in this talk I explore how the foodspace of the kitchen became a critical design site for fascinating battles about spatial behaviour and cultural meaning.

Respondent: Dr Daniel Huppatz.

·       THURSDAY 11th FEBRUARY 2016

4 pm, AB146, Todd Building. Design Talks series. Dr Daniel Huppatz discusses his forthcoming book in progress, Modern Asian Design.

·       MONDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2016

11 am to 1 pm, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design Studio. Research-informed teaching session with Level 6. Led by Dr Daniel Huppatz with Programme Leader, Dr Silvio Carta.

·       TUESDAY 16th FEBRUARY 2016

9.45 am to 4 pm, R010 de Havilland Campus. DHeritage, Professional Doctorate in Heritage Workshop: ‘Global/Local Places’, Convened by Dr Susan Parham, Head of Urbanism, Centre for Sustainable Communities.

For more information, contact the TVAD Research Group Leader, Dr Grace Lees-Maffei and read our blog at

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