1920-45 Inter-Asia Design Assimilation: Translations, Differentiations & Transmission

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30 May 2014

9.30am to 5.30pm

1920-45 Inter-Asia Design Assimilation: Translations, Differentiations and Transmission is a one-day conference derived from the AHRC awarded project (2012-4), Translating and Writing Modern Design Histories in East Asia for the Global World, led by Dr Yuko Kikuchi (University of the Arts London) and Dr Wessie Ling (Northumbria University), examining inter-East Asia cultural dynamics in three regions, China, Japan, Korea, in three design activities, graphics, product/craft, fashion. Speakers include regional experts, from Japan and Korea, as well as UK scholars in the field. Held in the Design Museum (London), the conference investigates transnational flows, modernities and cross-cultural dynamics in East Asian designs in the early 20th century. We welcome design historians, curators, design postgraduates and scholars in the regions and fields to participate in the conference. Event is opened to the public. Reservation is highly recommended. 

Speakers include:


Dr Boyoon Her; Seoul National University (Korea)
Prof Toshino Iguchi; Saitama University (Japan)
Mr Takuya Kida; National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (Japan)
Dr Yuko Kikuchi; University of the Arts London (UK)
Dr Yunah Lee; University of Brighton (UK)
Prof Reina Lewis; University of the Arts London (UK)
Dr Wessie Ling; Northumbria University (UK)
Dr Rie Mori; Japan Women’s University (Japan)
Prof Penny Sparke; Kingston University (UK)
Dr Yasuko Suga; Tsuda College (Japan)
Prof Jonathan Woodham; University of Brighton (UK)
Dr Jae-Yoon Yi; Sungkyungwan University (Korea)