Japan's Plant-based Leathers

Exploring Japan's history of making 'leather' from paper, and how this became an object of modernity within the domestic interiors of Victorian Britain.
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Material Culture, Modern, Europe, Asia, Applied Arts, Technologies, Interior Space, Natural Objects

Victoria Bennett

Transformed Soviet Housing

A micro-historical exploration of transformations in the lived environment of a Soviet district, Troparevo-Nikulino in Moscow.
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Material Culture, Contemporary, Europe, Asia, Built Environment, Interior Space, Oral Histories, Lived Experience

Polina Davydova

Museum Seats: Hidden Scripts

This work looks at embedded messages and meanings in museum seats to reveal a different angle on how museums see their collections and themselves in different times. 
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Material Culture, Modern, Contemporary, Europe, Built Environment, Applied Arts, Interior Space, Museum Studies

Joana Albernaz Delgado

Grottoes: The Sensorial Experience

What can be understood about the designed sensorial experience of naturalistic grottoes, from the accounts of those who experienced them in the eighteenth-century?
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Material Culture, Early-Modern, Sensory History, Europe, Built Environment, Applied Arts, Interior Space, Lived Experience, Natural Objects

Daniella Turner

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