Dr Patricia Lara-Betancourt

School: School of Critical Studies and Creative Industries
Position: Researcher

Biography

Dr Patricia Lara-Betancourt is a design historian and has been research fellow at The Modern Interiors Research Centre, FADA, since 2008. Within the field of modern interiors and design history her research focuses on the themes of modernity, representation and identity. She is author of 'The Quest for Modernity: A Global/National Approach to a History of Design in Latin America', in K Fallan and G Lees-Maffei (eds), Designing Worlds: National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization (Berghan, 2015); and co-author of 'Latin America 1830–1900,' in P Kirkham and S Weber (eds), History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400–2000 (Yale University Press and BARD, Dec 2013). Patricia is co-editor of Seductive Discourses: Design Advice for the Home, a special issue of Interiors: Design Architecture Culture (Vol 5 Issue 2, July 2014); and of Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior: From the Victorians to Today (Berg 2011).

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Research expertise

Modernity, Identity and Representation; The Modern Interior 1870-Today; The Furnishing and Decoration of the British Middle-Class Home 1870-1914; The London Department Store 1870-1930; Design Reform and Advice Literature, 1870-1970; Design History and Decorative Arts in Latin America 19th century

Educational and professional qualifications

  • 2009PhD Design History Kingston University
  • 1998MA Colombian & Latin American History Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota
  • 1989BA Hons History Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia

Conferences & events

Symposium co-convenor of De Puertas Abiertas: Interiores y Cultura Material de la Vivienda Latinoamericana (Open Doors: Domestic Interiors and Material Culture in Latin America), 55th ICA International Congress of Americanistas, University Francisco Gavidia, San Salvador, July 12-17, 2015 http://www.ica55.ufg.edu.sv

Panel co-convenor of Making Autonomy: Design, Material and Visual culture in Latin America, 51st Annual Conference of SLAS, the Society for Latin American Studies, University of Aberdeen (UK), 17-18 April 2015 http://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/slas-2015/

Conference co-convenor, and chair of the Seminar Domestic Advice Literature and Histories of Home in collaboration with the Histories of Home SSN Specialist Subject Network, 31 January 2013, Geffrye Museum, London

Conference co-convenor and co-organiser of the Modern Interiors Research Centre annual conference (in collaboration with the Landscape Interface Studio), FLOW: a conference in two parts, 12-13 May 2011, Kingston University, and of FLOW 2, in Melbourne (Aus), 8-10 February 2012, in collaboration with Melbourne University and Queensland University of Technology

Co-convenor, co-organiser and session chair of the Modern Interiors Research Centre annual conference, Interior Lives, 14-15 May 2010, Kingston University

Co-convenor and session chair of the joint Symposium by IDEC Interior Design Education Council and MIRC the Modern Interiors Research Centre, Looking into the Modern Interior: History, Theory and Discipline in Education and Practice, Atlanta (Georgia), March 23-24, 2010

Co-convenor, and co-organiser of the Modern Interiors Research Centre annual conference, Living in the Past, 14-15 May 2009, Kingston University


Consultancy

Consultancy for Artex Ltd. July-August 2008. The project involved dating the company's existing range of historically inspired decorative plaster cove and ceiling roses and examining the periods and styles that informed the designs. Artex used this research to develop new packaging for its 'Heritage Range' and accompanying new brochure: The Complete Guide to Coving, and to train the company's sales force.

Research groups & programmes

Research supervision


Publications

Number of items: 47.

Article

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia [Reviewer] (2016) Book review of: ' The urban department store in America, 1850-1930 ' by Louisa Iarocci. Journal of Design History, ISSN (print) 0952-4649 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia and Hardy, Emma (2014) Seductive discourses: design advice for the home - an introduction. Interiors: Design Architecture Culture, 5(2), pp. 131-139. ISSN (print) 2041-9112

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2011) Book review of 'Historia del diseno en America Latina y el Caribe: industrializacion y comunicacion visual para la autonomia' by Silvia Fernandez and Gui Bonsiepe (eds.). West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, 18(2), pp. 260-264. ISSN (print) 2153-5531

Lara Betancourt, Patricia (2000) La sala domestica en Santa Fe de Bogota. Siglo XIX el decorado: la sala barroca. Historia Critica(20), pp. 93-111. ISSN (print) 0121-1617

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (1998) La sala domestica en Santa fe de Bogota Siglo XIX: arquitectura domestica: lenguajes colonial y republicano. Memoria y Sociedad, 3(5), pp. 53-75. ISSN (print) 0122-5197

Lara Betancourt, Patricia (1998) La sala domestica en Santafe de Bogota, Siglo XIX el decorado de la sala romantica: gusto europeo y esnobismo. Anuario Colombiano de Historia Social y de la Cultura(25), pp. 109-134. ISSN (print) 0120-2456

Book

Fisher, Fiona , Lara-Betancourt, Patricia , Keeble, Trevor and Martin, Brenda, eds. (2011) Performance, fashion and the modern interior: from the Victorians to today. Oxford, U.K. : Berg. 352p. ISBN 9781847887818

Book Section

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Ambasz, Emilio (1943-). In: Edwards, Clive , Atkinson, Harriet , Bhagat, Dipti , Kettley, Sarah , O'Brien, Sorcha , Raizman, David and Willis, Anne-Marie, (eds.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 37-38. ISBN 9781472521545

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Arauz de Pirovano, Celina (1915-2010). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 47-47. ISBN 9781472521552

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Baillie Scott, Mackay Hugh (1865–1945). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 120-121. ISBN 9781472521552

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Beltran, Felix (1938-). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 158-158. ISBN 9781472521545

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Bo Bardi, Lina (1914-1992). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 179-179. ISBN 9781472521545

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Bonsiepe, Gui (1934-). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 181-181. ISBN 9781472521545

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Cadovius, Poul (1911-2011). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 209-210. ISBN 9781472521545

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Campana Brothers: Fernando (1961-) and Humberto (1953-). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 212-212. ISBN 9781472521545

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Churba, Alberto (1932-). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 244-245. ISBN 9781472521545

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) De La Renta, Oscar (1932-2014). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 340-341. ISBN 9781472521545

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) De Wolfe, Elsie (1865-1950). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 346-347. ISBN 9781472521545

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Ferrari-Hardoy, Jorge (1914-1977). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 14-14. ISBN 9781472521552

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Garrett, Rhoda (1841–1882) & Agnes (1845–1935). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 71-71. ISBN 9781472521552

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Graz, John (1891-1980). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 114-114. ISBN 9781472521552

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Laplace, Luis (1969-). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 310-310. ISBN 9781472521552

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Maugham, Syrie (1879-1955). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 361-362. ISBN 9781472521552

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Porset, Clara (1895-1981). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 71-71. ISBN 9781472521569

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Putman, Andrée (1925-2013). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 125-126. ISBN 9781472521545

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Rodrigues, Sergio (1927-2014). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 166-167. ISBN 9781472521569

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Royére, Jean (1902–1981). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 177-177. ISBN 9781472521569

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Tenreiro, Joaquim (1906-1992). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 314-314. ISBN 9781472521569

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) Wanders, Marcel (1963 - ). In: Edwards, Clive, (ed.) The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design. London : Bloomsbury. pp. 404-406. ISBN 9781472521569

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2016) The quest for modernity : a global/national approach to a history of design in Latin America. In: Lees-Maffei, Grace and Fallan, Kjetil, (eds.) Designing Worlds: National Design Histories in the Age of Globalization. Oxford, U.K. : Berghann Books. (Making Sense of History, no. 24) ISBN 9781785331558 (In Press)

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2013) Contesting the modernity of domestic space: design reform and the middle class home, 1890-1914. In: Kilickiran, Didem , Alegria, Christina and Haddrell, Carl, (eds.) Space and place: exploring critical issues. Oxford, U.K. : Inter-Disciplinary Press. ISBN 9781848882362

Kirkham, Patricia, Lara-Betancourt, Patricia, Larsen, Christian. A and Perez, Jorge F. Rivas (2013) Latin America 1830-1900. In: Kirkham, Pat and Weber, Susan, (eds.) History of design: decorative arts and material culture, 1400-2000. New York, U.S.A., New Haven U.S.A. and London, U.K. : Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture: Yale University Press. pp. 456-463. ISBN 9780300196146

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2011) Introduction: 1970 - Present. In: Fisher, Fiona , Lara-Betancourt, Patricia , Keeble, Trevor and Martin, Brenda, (eds.) Performance, fashion and the modern interior: from the Victorians to today. London, U.K. : Berg. pp. 199-205. ISBN 9781847887825

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (1994) Semiotica de los objetos: una propuesta de investigacion historica. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Tiempos Breves II: ensayos de estudiantes de la Maestria en Historia cuarta promocion (1991-1992). Santafe de Bogota, Colombia : Universidad Nacional de Colombia. pp. 15-19. (Cuadernos de Trabajo de la Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, no. 7) ISBN 9586280918

Conference or Workshop Item

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia and Arana, Gladys (2015) 'Ideas, Temas, Recursos y Métodos para el Estudio del Espacio Interior Doméstico' (Ideas, Themes, Resources and Methodologies in the Study of the Domestic Interior in Mexico). In: 'Semana de la Arquitectura' ('Architect's Week'); 19-23 September 2015, Facultad de Architectura, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mérida, México. (Unpublished)

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2015) London’s West End Department Stores: Whiteleys, Harrods and Waring & Gillows. In: 2015 DHS CONFERENCE; Sep 2015, San Francisco, CA, USA. (Unpublished)

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2015) Perspectivas de Investigacion sobre el Interior Moderno. In: ‘Semana de la Arquitectura’ ('Architecture's Week'); 19 - 23 Sep 2015, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Merida, Mexico. (Unpublished)

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2015) Visions of design autonomy in Latin America: the work and ideas of Gui Bonsiepe and Victor Papanek. In: "How We Live, and How We Might Live": Design and the Spirit of Critical Utopianism; 10-13 Sep 2015,, San Francisco, California, U.S.. (Unpublished)

Arana López, Gladys Noemí [Organizer of meeting] and Lara-Betancourt, Patricia [Organizer of meeting] (2015) De puertas abiertas: interiores y cultura material de la vivienda latinoamericana. [Open doors: domestic interiors and material culture in Latin America]. In: 55 Congreso Internacional de Americanistas [55th International Congress of Americanists]; 12-17 Jul 2015, San Salvador, El Salvador. (Unpublished)

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2015) European or national? Latin American domestic interiors, 1870-1930. In: 55 Congreso Internacional de Americanistas [55th International Congress of Americanists]; 12-17 Jul 2015, San Salvador, El Salvador. (Unpublished)

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia [Organizer of meeting] and Rezende, Livia [Organizer of meeting] (2015) Making autonomy: Design, material and visual culture in Latin America. In: Society for Latin American Studies Conference 2015: Autonomy; 17-18 Apr 2015, Aberdeen, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2014) Displaying dreams: model interiors in the London store, 1890-1914. In: Society of Architectural Historians 67th Annual Conference; 09-13 Apr 2014, Austin, Texas, U.S.. (Unpublished)

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2013) Nuevas perspectivas de investigacion sobre el diseno de interiores [A discussion of recent historical research on the designed interior]. In: III Seminario de Mobiliario y Decoracion de Interiores (III Seminar on Furniture and Interior Decoration); 30 Sep 2013, Madrid, Spain. (Unpublished)

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2013) What boundaries? Design history in Latin America. In: 'Towards Global Histories of Design: Postcolonial Perspectives; 5-8 Sep 2013, Ahmedabad, India. (Unpublished)

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2013) Advice literature as design reform discourse. In: Domestic Advice Literature and Histories of Home - Seminar; 31 January 2013, Geffrye Museum, London, UK. (Unpublished)

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2012) 'Contesting the modernity of domestic space: Arts & Crafts and commercial influences in the furnishing and decoration of the British middle-Class home, 1890-1914'. In: 3rd Global Conference Space and Place; 3-6 Sep 2012, Mansfield College, Oxford, UK. (Unpublished)

Thesis

Lara-Betancourt, Patricia (2008) Conflicting modernities? Arts and crafts and commercial influences in the decoration of the middle-class home 1890-1914. (PhD thesis), Kingston University.

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A dining room in modernised Jacobean style at Waring & Gillow's London showrooms.
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Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior.