Over the last few years I have actively sought out opportunities to discuss my research at conferences, workshops and via radio. I find the experience of talking about my work and engaging in conversation with others incredibly rewarding and helpful, particularly when ideas are just emerging. Recent and forthcoming examples include:

  • (Forthcoming) 'Government-­sponsored design: Changing attitudes to design policy in Britain between 1946 and 2016'. Symposium organised by the University of Brighton titled 'Facing the World Differently', October 2016. Link is here: http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/research/design-art-history/idh/internationalising-design-history-events/britain-can-make-it

  • Interview with Henry Rees-Sheridan about Street Furniture Design: Contesting Modernism in Post-War Britain. Monocle Radio Section D, 13th September 2016. Link is here: https://monocle.com/radio/shows/section-d/257/play/

  • 'Renewal and retreat: Heritage-Style Street Furniture Design in 1980s Britain'. Design History Society Annual Conference 'Design and Time' organised by the University of Middlesex, 8-10 September 2016. Link is here: http://designandtime2016.co.uk/

  • Interview with Rana Mitter about Street Furniture Design: Contesting Modernism in Post-War Britain. Free Thinking, BBC Radio 3, 30th June 2016. Link is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07h6r8v

  • A Boring Conference, London, UK. May 2016. Link is here: https://boringconference.com

  • The acid test of good town design': Designing Street Furniture in Postwar Britain. In 'Convictions, conflicts and compromises: Debates about good design and the future of Britain 1939-77', Panel by Dr Harriet Atkinson, Dr Jessica Kelly and Dr Eleanor Herring for the annual Design History Society conference: 'How we live and how we might live: Design and the spirit of critical utopianism', California College of the Arts, San Francisco, USA, September 2015

  • ‘Joining the Modern World: A Study of Street Furniture in Postwar Britain’: Tradition, Transition, Trajectories: Major or Minor Influences? organised by The International Committee for Design History and Design Studies 9th International Conference. Aveiro, Portugal, 8-12th July 2014

  • ‘Street Furniture and the Nation State: A Global Process’, A Matter of Design: Making Society through Science and Technology. 5th STS Italia Conference in Milan, Italy. 12th-14th June 2014

  • ‘Shaping the Designed Environment: A Critical Review of Street Furniture’, Designed to Improve? Buildings, Interventions and the Makings of the ‘Social’ in Interdisciplinary Urban Practices organised by the Deutsch Gesellschaft für Soziologie. Hamburg, Germany, 22nd-24th May 2014

  • ‘Official Ephemera: Interpretations of Street Furniture’: Artefacts, Culture, and Identity organised by the International Society for Cultural History conference. Istanbul, Turkey, September 2013

  • ‘Furnishing the Street: National Policies on Street Furniture Design in Postwar Britain’: Design Frontiers organised by The International Committee for Design History and Design Studies conference. São Paulo, Brazil, September 2012

  • ‘Furnishing Windows: The Craft of Window Display’: Ideas of the Handmade: Histories and Theories of Making organized by Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, April 2012

  • ‘Landscape or Portrait?’: Pecha Kucha at Tramway. Glasgow, October 2011

  • 'From Dusk until Dawn: Disciplining the City with Light': Cultures of Surveillance organised by the UCL. London, September - October 2011

  • ‘State Sanctioned Memories: A Study of the Memorial Bench’: Nostalgia in the Twenty-First Century organised by the University of Strathclyde. Glasgow, September 2011

  • ‘Re-styling a city: Glasgow and the Mockintosh experience’: Design and Craft: A History of Convergences and Divergences organised by the International Committee of Design History and Design Studies. Belgium, September 2010

  • ‘The Southbank: An Invitation to Participate’: ŒOccupation: Negotiations with Constructed Space organised by the University of Brighton. Brighton, July 2009