The School of Art & Design History at Kingston provides cutting edge teaching, learning and research across a broad range of visual and material culture. Our interests span the modern and contemporary period in art, design, architecture, film, and museums and galleries. The school is distinctive in its dual emphasis on histories of art and design in the ‘art school’ context, an ethos which informs our engagement with the disciplines. As part of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, our students find themselves studying in a creatively dynamic environment, alongside the artists and designers of the future.
Following her recent excavation at Seething Wells to uncover a 19th Century garden, Kingston lecturer Dr Helen Wickstead features on the BBC series ’The Flying Archaeologist’ with another of her excavations, at Damerham in Hampshire. The site, a prehistoric complex including … Continue reading →
The European Humanities University (EHU), an Erasmus Partner of the School of Art and Design History, has celebrated its 20th anniversary, yet for the last eight years the university has been exiled from its home in Minsk, Belarus, due to … Continue reading →
A team of Kingston University archaeology enthusiasts has been rolling back the turf to reveal the secrets of a never-before-excavated 19th Century garden. From a clay smoking pipe to Neolithic flint, a 19th Century garden has been revealing some of … Continue reading →
Kingston’s Art & Design History Lecturer, Dr Caroline Rossi is part of the upcoming open seminar series in partner with the V&A. Weekly sessions take place in the Humanities Seminar Room 1, Royal College of Art, 5.00-6.30pm on Thursdays. Thursday 17 January Things, Assemblages, Time … Continue reading →
Not an Alternative. Occupied Real Estate 2011. © The artist. Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium. Friday 15 February 2013, 10.00 – 19.00 £20, £14 concessions. Can art intervene in social relations? What are the implications of involving art and its audiences in … Continue reading →