Position of Assistant Professor in Design History and Theory at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Arts and Culture, opens the position of Assistant Professor (0,8fte) in Design History and Theory as of 1 September 2020.

The successful candidate is expected to develop courses and high-quality research on the role of design in a cultural context. The candidate should also be open to teaching design history and theory in our interdisciplinary bachelor Media, Art, Design, and Architecture and in the master Design Cultures.

Deadline 1 April 2020.

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Chiara Lecce

Chiara Lecce received her MA in Interior Design (2008) and her PhD in Interior Architecture & Exhibition Design (2013; with the thesis: “Living Interiors in the Digital Age: the Smart Home”) from the Politecnico di Milano. Since 2008 she has been engaged in teaching activities, in History of Design classes and Interior Design studio, at the Design School of the Politecnico di Milano, collaborating with professors Giampiero Bosoni and Ico Migliore. Since 2013 she has been managing editor of the scientific journal PAD (Pages on Arts and Design) and member of AIS/Design (Italian Association of Design Historians). She is the author of several articles featured in various design journals. She is currently research fellow and lecturer at the Design Department of the Politecnico di Milano, with a focus on exhibition design history and methodologies. In 2016 she was a tutor within the H2020 European project “Design for Enterprises”. Since 2009 she has been collaborating with the Franco Albini Foundation and with other Italian design archives, while continuing to work as a freelance interior designer.

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