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Paperweight Radio: Series Two Preview

Series two of Paperweight Radio: Explorations in Visual and Material Culture begins on Resonance 104.4FM on Thursday 19 June, 3.30pm running for seven weeks. As a preview to what is to come, here are some confirmed guest and show details:

  • The first show¬†Collections features Goldsmiths’ curator Jenny Doussan talking about its Textile Collection, Leonie Hannan and Kate Smith on the UCL 100 Hours Project, artist/curator Jane Wildgoose on the Wildgoose Memorial Library and the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture’s curator Zoe Hendon on the Designing Inspiration project run in conjunction with Chelsea College of Art.
  • Domesticating the Modernist Body will feature design historian Jessica Kelly and designer Julijonas Urbonas; it will be broadcast on Thursday 3 July.
  • Mixed Media, to be broadcast on Thursday 10 July, will include Paperweight Editor-at-Large Matt Lodder speaking about Art on Film, Liz Haines on Colonial Cartography, Maria Macken on Book/Architecture and Judy Spark on Communication Technology in Art Practice.
  • The show Art School will be broadcast on Thursday 17 July, and feature Beth Williamson, Emily LaBarge, John Beck and Matthew Cornford discussing the past, present and future of art schools.
  • Other themes include Plastic and Animal, guests for which I am currently confirming.

More to come ….


Paperweight Radio: Invitation for Statements of Interest

A second series of Paperweight Radio: Explorations in Visual and Material Culture has been commissioned by Resonance FM, the Arts Council-funded radio station based in London.

The shows, which look to showcase recent and contemporary work in the fields of visual and material culture (broadly understood) to a generalist audience, will be broadcast in June and July and I am opening up an invitation to those who are interested in being a guest.

Each show is themed; the first series included the themes Screen, Ghosts, Maker Culture, Paper, Light, Mother/Daughter and The Ecological.

For the second series, I am developing the following themes:

  • Animal
  • Gravity/Space
  • Domesticating the Modernist Body
  • Plastic
  • Mixed Media

If your work could be broadly understood under one of these headers, and you are interested in being a guest, do please send a statement of interest to

As you can understand, the lead times are very short and although I am still waiting final confirmation of exact broadcast dates and times from the station’s scheduling department, do please send your statements sooner rather than later.

As a further note, if you are interested in appearing on the show, and your work does not fall under one of these themes, I am still interested in hearing from you.

For information, the shows are broadcast live from Resonance’s studios on Borough High Street, London, SE1. However, we do have various pre-recording options for both domestic and international guests with schedules and/or geographic locations that mean they can not be present for the live show. Each interview lasts circa. 15 minutes, and guests are invited to choose a piece of music related to their research to be played at the end of their slot.

100 Hours Forum, 20 June 2014

On 20 June 2014, I am speaking at the 100 Hours Forum, on a panel with fellow researchers Katy Barrett, Tullia Giersberg, and Liz Haines. The panel will be chaired by Sandip Hazareesingh (History, Open University), and the panel’s respondents are Grace Lees-Maffei (Design History, University of Hertfordshire) and Sarah Wilkes (Anthropology, UCL).

The Forum is in the Haldane Room, North Cloisters, UCL, from 10.30am to 6pm.