Decolonizing Design History

ELIZABETH ALLEN VISITING LECTURES IN ART HISTORY SERIES

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

Thursday, February 13, 2020

12:30-2 pm

Art Building, Room 110

 

Decolonizing Design History

Dr. Megha Rajguru and Dr. Daniel Huppatz

 

While design history has become more inclusive of practices beyond Europe and North America, this is only part of the promise of decolonializing design history. The other part is the challenge to rethink the discipline’s foundations. This talk will trace decolonial methodological approaches that move beyond internationalization and attempt to challenge binary frameworks of centre/periphery and modern/traditional. Through reference to a case study of Indian modernist Charles Correa’s interior designs, we will present an alternative means of addressing design history, between the global and local, issues of power and agency, and how decolonization can reformulate our existing assumptions and categories.

  

Dr. Megha Rajguru is Senior Lecturer, History of Art and Design, University of Brighton, UK

Dr. Daniel Huppatz is Associate Professor, Architectural and Industrial Design, Swinburne University, Australia

 

This talk is sponsored by the Art History Division of the School of Art and Design at Northern Illinois University. It is free and open to the public.

 

Contact: crhoton@niu.edu

Thursday, February 13 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Jack Arends Hall (Art Building), 110
330 Gilbert Dr, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Lectures, Presentations and Workshops

Topic

Arts and Culture

Target Audience

General Public

Cost

Free

Group
CVPA External Programs
Department
School of Art and Design
Contact Name

Connie Rhoton

Contact Email or Phone

crhoton@niu.edu

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