Domestic Designs: 1400 to the Present
Postgraduate Research Day

Monday, 9 February 2004
Royal College of Art
Lecture Theatre I


9:15 – 9.45 Registration and Coffee

9:45 – 11:15 Panel 1 – Links and Connections within the Home

Josh Yiu (Somerville College, University of Oxford), A European Concept in Chinese Guise: On the Origin of the Garniture de Cheminée

Tobie Kerridge (Royal College of Art), Designing Networked Objects
for the Future Home

Harriet McKay (Royal College of Art), Home or Gallery? Setting up Kettle's Yard in the 1960s

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee

11:30 – 1:00 Panel 2 – Privacy and Domestic Space

Ayelet Zohar (Slade School of Fine Art, University College London), The Bathroom: The Fetishization of Water and Space in Peter Greenaway’s ‘Inside Rooms’, 26 Bathrooms, A-Z, London and Oxfordshire

Figen Isik Tuneri (Middle East Technical University, Turkey), Cold and Closed: The Refrigerator as the Re-presentation of Self and the Preservation of Privacy in Modern Everyday Life in Turkey

Martin Neilan (Independent Scholar), Transparent Modern Domestic 1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 3:30 Panel 3 – Objects and Change

Jane Hamlett (Royal Holloway College, University of London), ‘As a token of Remembrance’: The Domestic Object as Bequest, 1850-1910

Kathy Talbot (University of Wales), The Significance of Ceramic Decorative Wares in South Wales in the Early Twentieth Century and Today

Catherine Horwood (Royal Holloway College, University of London) From Spry to Pryke: Domestic Flower Arranging 1960-2003

RCA Equator Project Equator: Designing for Ludic Activities in the Home

3:30 – 3.45 Coffee

3.45 – 5.15 Panel 4 – The Politics of Space

Jennifer Raab (Yale University), The Zoned Kitchen: Fabricating Space and Gender in the Postwar American Home

Harriet Riches (University College London), Francesca Woodman’s ‘House’
Series: Photography’s Haunted Spaces

Matthew Barac (Magdalene College, University of Cambridge), Domesticating Urban Informality: Imagining Change in South Africa’s Townships

5.15 – 5.30 Closing Discussion

General Information
This event is organized by the AHRB Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior (Royal College of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum, and Royal Holloway, University of London) and supported by the Design History Society and the Royal Historical Society. It is the second in a series of annual interdisciplinary events that bring together postgraduates working on the domestic interior to discuss their latest research.

The symposium will take place at the Royal College of Art in Lecture Theatre I, accessible from the ground floor of the Darwin Building. Registration begins at 9.15 AM.

Fees: Full price - £15, DHS members - £11, Student price - £5. Fee includes sandwich lunch, morning coffee and afternoon tea.

Registration is done by prebooking. The deadline for registration is 30 January 2004. To register, complete the booking form and send along with a cheque made out to Royal College of Art to:

AHRB Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior, Royal College of Art Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU
Tel: 020 7590 4183; email: