In this talk Harriet talks about the street as a site of design activism in Britain from 1933-1953, drawing on her current research project The Materialisation of Persuasion and bringing reflections from Graphic Interventions, her new podcast series of interviews with contemporary design activists who use posters, banners, billboards and zines to raise urgent social and political issues.
Dr Harriet Atkinson is a historian of art, design and culture. She co-leads the research strand on Graphic Design Histories for University of Brighton’s Centre for Design History (with Professor Jeremy Aynsley).
This is part of a programme of events that respond to Today’s gift is tomorrow’s commodity. Yesterday’s commodity is tomorrow’s found art object. Today’s art object is tomorrow’s junk. And yesterday’s junk is tomorrow’s heirloom by Lloyd Corporation.
This online talk will be hosted on zoom – the link will be sent 2 hours before the start time. Live captioning will be enabled during the talk. Free to attend. Please email P.Wright@Brighton.ac.uk with any questions.