Programme

DHS Annual Conference

Memory Full? Reimagining the Relations Between Design and History 2-4 September 2021

PRECONFERENCE EVENTS (August 14 – September 1)

All times in Basel time: CEST (UTC + 2)

forget-full?

Design History Society’s pre-conference events in response to the theme of the DHS 2021 Annual Conference Memory Full?

Organisers: DHS Student Forum https://dhs.studentforum.online

 

The Design History Society hosts three events led by students and early career researchers in response to the theme of the DHS 2021 Annual Conference, Memory Full? Reimagining the relations between design and history. A combination of community building and hands-on workshops will explore the playful, yet critical, motto forget-full? An invitation to reflect on practices that produce erasure, ostracism, forgetfulness.

 

The DHS Student Forum pre-conference events are free of charge and open to everyone (also for those not registered to the DHS annual conference) but interested participants must book in advance.

AUGUST 14, SAT

15:30 – 17:00

DHS Student Forum Event 1: Oral histories of researching. Community building workshop
Booking: Oral Histories of Researching

 

 

19:00 – 20:00

DHS Student Forum Event 2: Dear penpal… meet and greet. Community building session
Booking: Dear Penpal

AUGUST 21, SAT

15:30 – 17:00

DHS Student Forum Event 3: Recording and Inventing. Image-making workshop
Booking: Recording Inventing

AUGUST 25, WED

12:00

Digital conference platform opens.

Participants can already browse content, watch virtual visits videos, visit the virtual bookshop and virtual showcase, customise their profiles, mark their favorites in the program, create their own visit cards and start networking with othr delegates.


Design History Society Annual Publishing Workshops

Organisers: DHS Teaching & Learning and Essay Prize Officers

The Design History Society hosts three virtual Publishing Workshops in conjunction with the 2021 annual DHS conference. All workshops are free and open to those not registered for the main conference, but to secure a place participants must book in advance.

AUGUST 27, FRI

14:30 – 17:30

DHS Publishing Workshop 1
Postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers (Maximum 20 participants)
Booking: Coming soon!

AUGUST 31, TUE

18:30 – 19:50

DHS Publishing Workshop 2
Roundtable Discussion: The Current and Future Landscape of Publishing Design History
(No limit on number of participants)
Booking: Coming soon!

 

 

20:15 – 21:30

DHS Publishing Workshop 3
Meet the Editors Drinks Evening (Maximum 20 participants)
Booking: Coming soon!


Closing of the pre-conference programme

Student curated Keynote: Ahmed Ansari

Decolonisation, the History of Design, and the Design of History. Ahmed Ansari in conversation with Tai Cossich and Sandra Bischler, DHS Student Forum representatives

SEPTEMBER 01, WED

18:30 – 19:50

DHS Chair & Basel Convenors
Closing the pre-programme, warming up for main programme

Student curated KEYNOTE: Ahmed Ansari

Decolonisation, the History of Design, and the Design of History
Ahmed Ansari (New York University) in conversation with Tai Cossich and Sandra Bischler, DHS Student Forum representatives
free of charge, but booking required

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME: (2– 4 September)
Parallel Sessions

All times in Basel time: CEST (UTC + 2)

SEPTEMBER 02, THU

FROM 9:00

Virtual Lobby, Meeting Rooms and Help Desk open

 


 

11:00 – 13:00 WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP A
OPEN: Memories, Stories and Recipes for Otherwise Design Histories
Lead: Livia Rezende, Sarah Cheang and Kate Irani

 


 

13:00 – 14:00

MATERIAL AGENCY AND NEW DESIGN HISTORIES
Chair: Claudia Mareis (Basel, CH)

 

HISTORIES OF DECOLONISATION AND REPAIR
Chair: Michaela Young

 

WORKSHOP B (part 1)
Design History as a Site-Specific Practice: Re-mapping the Margins of Institutions and Geographies
Lead: Christina Zetterlund and Sabrina Rahman

 


 

14:00 – 15:00

GEOPOLITICAL ENTANGLEMENTS
Chair: Johannes Bruder

 

HISTORIES OF BODY CONTROL
Chair: Jane Tynan

 


 

15:00 – 15:30

Break / Virtual Book Fair: Book Launches / Virtual exhibition tours/ Networking / …

 


 

15:30 – 16:30

PLURIVERSAL CITIES
Chair: Priscilla Farias (Sao Paulo)

 

CHALLENGING GENDERED MODERNITIES
Chair: Rebecca Houze (Illinois, USA)

 

DESIGNERLY WAYS OF DOING HISTORY I
Chair: Sarah Lichtmann

 


 

16:30 – 17:30

COLLECTIVE MEMORY AND URBAN SPACE
Chair: Rebecca Houze (Illinois, USA)

 

DISCLOSING DESIGN CAREERS
Chair: Penny Sparke

 

DESIGNERLY WAYS OF DOING HISTORY II
Chair: John Potvin (Montreal)

 


 

17:30 – 18:00

Break / Virtual Book Fair: Book Launches / Virtual exhibition tours/ Networking / …

 


 

18:00 – 19:30

DHS Opening Greeting at Conference Launch , DHS chair
Welcoming words by Convenors
Introduction of Keynote 2
Keynote 2: Alexandra Midal
Shadows: The Dark Sides of Design History.

 


 

20:00

Helpdesk closed

SEPTEMBER 03, FRI

FROM 9:00

Virtual Lobby, Meeting Rooms and Help Desk open

 


 

11:45 – 12:00

Convenors’ Review of Day 1

 


 

12:00 – 13:00

FORENSIC APPROACHES
Chair: Gabriele Oropallo

 

TRANSMODERN SPACES
Chair: Claire O’Mahony

 

ALTERNATIVE GENEALOGIES
Chair: Sarah Cheang

 


 

13:00 – 14:00

Break / Virtual Book Fair: Book Launches / Virtual exhibition tours/ Networking / …

 


 

14:00 – 15:00

DIGITALISATION: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS
Chair: Gabriele Oropallo

 

CONTESTED BORDERS OF MODERNITY
Chair: Robert Lzicar

 

CRITICAL HERITAGE AND NATIONAL IDENTITIES
Chair: Marta Filipova

 


 

15:00 – 16:00

STORIES OF STORING
Chair: Fedja Vukic

 

CHALLENGING NATIONAL HISTORIOGRAPHIES
Chairs: Davide Fornari, Robert Lzicar, and Sara Zeller

 

DESIGN HISTORY AS DESIGN FICTION
Chair: Sarah Lichtmann (New York)

 


 

16:00 – 17:00

Break / Virtual Book Fair: Book Launches / Virtual exhibition tours/ Networking / …

 


 

17:00 – 18:00

DANCING ABOUT DESIGN
Chair: Catherine Rossi

 

DESIGNER AS HISTORIAN, HISTORIAN AS DESIGNER
Chair: Artun Ozguner

 

WORKSHOP B (part 2)
Design History as a Site-Specific Practice: Re-mapping the Margins of Institutions and Geographies
Lead: Christina Zetterlund, Sabrina Rahman

 


 

18:00 – 19:30

Introduction to Keynote 3
Keynote 3: Jussi Parikka
A Natural History of Logistics and Other Problem Spaces

 


 

19:30 – 21:00

DHS Joint AGM (Chair and Trustees) including Essay Prize Giving Ceremony

 


 

21:00

Helpdesk closed

SEPTEMBER 04, SAT

FROM 9:00

Virtual Lobby, Meeting Rooms and Help Desk open

 


 

11:45 – 12:00

Convenors’ Review of Day 2

 


 

12:00 – 13:00

MEMORY AND MATTER
Chair: Dan Huppatz (Melbourne)

 

DIGITAL LEGACIES
Chair: Michael Renner

 

WORKSHOP B: Open presentation
Lead: Christina Zetterlund and Sabrina Rahman

 


 

13:00 – 14:00

Break / Virtual Book Fair: Book Launches / Virtual exhibition tours/ Networking / …

 


 

14:00 – 15:00

NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN PRESERVATION AND LOSS
Chair: Jane Pavitt

 

RELOADING THE ARCHIVE
Chair: Zara Arshad (Gwangju, South Korea)

 

PEDAGOGIES OF UNLEARNING
Chair: Maya Ober

 


 

15:00 – 16:00

CURATING THE ARCHIVE
Chair: Harriet McKay

 

COLLECTIVE ANTIDOTES TO AMNESIA
Chair: Fiona Anderson

 

CRITICAL HISTORIOGRAPHIES
Chair: Aggie Toppins (St.Louis)

 


 

16:00 – 17:00

Break / Virtual Book Fair: Book Launches / Virtual exhibition tours/ Networking / …

 


 

17:00 – 18:30

Introduction to Keynote 4
Keynote 4: Alfredo Gutierrez Borrero
Dessobons and Archaeodesign

 


 

18:30 – 19:00

Closing remarks Convenors


Big reveal DHS 2022: conference theme and convenors announcement by the Conference Liason Trustee and 2022 Convenor


Closing words by the DHS chair

 


 

20:00

Helpdesk closed