NSCAD welcomes noted design historian and writer Penny Sparke
Internationally noted design historian and writer Professor Penny Sparke, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise) of London’s Kingston University, will be speaking at NSCAD on Halifax on Friday, March 4. Her presentation, part of the Public Lecture Series, is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the university’s Bell Auditorium, 5163 Duke Street. Admission is free and all are welcome.

In her remarks, Dr. Sparke will discuss the ongoing debate surrounding feminism, media, design and the female consciousness.

Professor Penny Sparke has taught the History of Design to undergraduate and postgraduate students at Brighton Polytechnic since 1975 and, from 1981 to 1999, at the Royal College of Art. She works in the field of late nineteenth and twentieth century design history, and has lectured, curated exhibitions, broadcast and published widely in the UK and elsewhere.

Sparke’s fifteen books focus on design and culture, including a work on the relationship between design and gender. One of her publications on design and design history, As Long As It’s Pink: The Sexual Politics of Taste, has been re-released by the NSCAD Press after 15 years.

Professor Penny Sparke is a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art and a Fellow of the Society of Arts.

While at NSCAD, Dr. Sparke will also hold for a special workshop on design writing/history/theory for students on Friday, March 4 from 1:30 – 3:30 in the Port 205 classroom. Space is limited to 40 people, and spots can be reserved by signing up with Ken Rice, Administrative Assistant to the Division of Historical and Critical Studies. Ken will have a sign-up sheet on his office door (D310) or you can contact him at 494-8187.