The initiative – entitled Design Writing: Words and Images, Objects and Histories - is a series of British Academy-funded international writing workshops to develop the skills of Postgraduate Researchers and Early Career Researchers in the Global South.
The five-year collaboration will bring together the university's globally-renowned Centre for Design History (CDH) and the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Sao Paolo. The UK side will be led by Dr. Annebella Pollen – Reader in History of Art and Design, and Director of the CDH – working with Professor Priscila Farias in Brazil.
The Centre for Design History will deliver a series of online workshops on writing about objects, images and archives, pertinent to the design history interests of both sets of partners. Questions asked at the events will include: What are the challenges and benefits of writing about design for English language domains? How can objects be verbalised? What might be gained in these acts of translation?