Faculty

Alison J. Clarke Biog

Chair 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)

Björn Franke Biog

Senior Lecturer (0.75),
Design History and Theory

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

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