Selected Conference Papers & Lectures


  • 'Imagining the International: Repositioning Peripheral Narratives in Global Design Histories', Co-Chair Design History Society Awarded Affiliated Panel, CAA 106th Annual Conference, Los Angeles, February 2018


  • 'Thinking Through Craft', Nottingham Trent University Visiting Lecture, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, October 2017


  • ‘Folk Fever and the Bureaucratic Machine: Craft and Design in early 1960s' Czechoslovakia', TVAD Research Seminar Series, University of Hertfordshire, November 2016
  • 'Exceptional Typicality: Glass in Czechoslovakia 1948–1968', The Glass Circle, Art Workers' Guild, London


  • ‘Exceptional Typicality – PhD Research-in-Progress’, UMPRUM (School of Art, Architecture & Design), Prague
  • ‘Digital Craft – The Future of Making’, Kingston University


  • ‘Craft & Design Under Capitalism and Socialism in the UK and Czechoslovakia’, UCL (Nov 2014)
  • ‘Sounds of Design History: Podcasting, Broadcasting and Audio Research’, Design History Society, Teaching & Learning Workshop
  • ‘Not for Glory! Not for Gain! Commemorative Glass Figurines at the Czechoslovak Spartakiad 1955’, Design History Society Conference, Oxford University,
  • ‘History in the Making: Experiment Invalidovna, Prague 1961’, (De)constructing Utopia: Design in Eastern Europe from Thaw to Perestroika, Sheffield University conference