Faculty

Alison J. Clarke Biog

Professor and Head of Department,
Design History and Theory
Director, Victor Papanek Foundation

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

Michelle Jackson-Beckett Biog

Senior Lecturer, Design History and Theory
Archivist, Victor Papanek Foundation

MA History of Design and Decorative Arts, Parsons School of Design (2013)
MPhil History of Design, Decorative Arts, and Material Culture, Bard Graduate Center (2020)

Heng Zhi Biog

University Lecturer, Design History and Theory

MA Industrial Design, University for Applied Arts, Vienna (2007)
PhD Candidate, University for Applied Arts, Vienna

Leah Armstrong Biog

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

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

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)

Elfe Fritz

Office Manager, Design History and Theory