Narotzky is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre and Course Tutor
on the History of Design MA at the Royal College of Art. She trained and
worked as a product and furniture designer in Spain before completing
her PhD at the RCA on the consumption and retailing of contemporary design
in 1980s Barcelona. Her main interests are the consumption of goods and
environments, design and national/local identities and the study of design
and material culture in contexts of political transition and globalisation.
In particular, she has studied local shifts in collective taste, the evolution
in consumption practices, and their relationship to broader socio-political,
geographical and economic contexts.