Faculty

Alison J. Clarke Biog

Chair and Head of Department,
Design History and Theory
Director, Victor. J. Papanek Foundation

MA History of Design, Royal College of Art/V&A, London, Distinction (1990)
PhD Social Anthropology,
University College London (2001)

Leah Armstrong

Leah Armstrong Biog

Senior Lecturer, Design History and Theory
Head of Archive, Victor J. Papanek Foundation

MA Cultural History: Distinction,
University of Manchester (2010)
PhD Design History,
University of Brighton (2014)

Björn Franke

Björn Franke Biog

Senior Lecturer, Design History and Theory

MA Design Products, RCA, London (2006)
PhD Design Interactions, RCA, London (2015)

Elana Shapira

Elana Shapira Biog

FWF Richter-Program Senior Postdoctoral Fellow,
Design History and Theory

MA Art History, Hebrew University,
Jerusalem (1998)
PhD Cultural Studies,
University of Applied Arts Vienna (2004)

Martina Grünewald Biog

FWF Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
‘Émigré Cultural Networks and the Founding of Social Design’

MA Material Culture,
Bard Graduate Center, New York (2005)
PhD Design History, PhD sub auspiciis Praesidentis rei publicae,
University of Applied Arts, Vienna (2010)

Elfe Fritz

Office Manager, Design History and Theory