Voices in the Visual Arts [VIVA] is an oral history project launched in 2004 by Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London with the appointment of Senior Research Fellow Dr Linda Sandino. As well as fine artists, designers, and craftspeople, the collection includes interviews with curators, and individuals who attended art college but pursued other career paths. The project, which is a work-in-progress, encompasses life histories, as well as thematic interviews around particular topics. Life histories focus on family background, education, and professional practice recorded over several sessions at the interviewee’s home or studio or place of work.
[VIVA] is also host to the Design History Society oral history project begun in 2007. These interviews explore the emergence of the discipline of design history through the recollections of individuals involved in shaping it from its beginnings in the 1970s. To access details about the participants and extracts from the recordings, please go to the [VIVA] Interviews page.
[VIVA] is a resource for staff, students, and researchers interested in the narratives and histories of visual arts practice in the 20th and 21st centuries. This website has been included in Intute
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