Rebecca Bell

Lecturer in Fashion Visual Cultures

Fashion Visual Cultures

Middlesex University

Rebecca Bell has worked for over ten years in contemporary art commissioning, galleries and museums, with Andy Goldsworthy, Art on the Underground, Sphinx Fine Art, the Design and Artist’s Copyright Society, and the Hunterian Gallery Glasgow. She co-curated and chaired the Future Thinking Series at The School of Life, a set of workshops exploring contemporary design theory. Rebecca has lectured in Critical and Historical Studies at the Royal College of Art, London College of Fashion and the University of Hertfordshire. She is also a member of Making Enhanced, a collective of designer makers and design historians working in pairs on the conception and production of writing, events and artefacts. Making Enhanced exhibited at Collect 15 at the Saatchi Gallery. Rebecca recently submittedmore...

PhD Conflict and Integration: Craft in Socialist Czechoslovakia (due to graduate 2019), V&A/Royal College of Art MPhil The Representation of Czech Modern Visual Art in Anglo-American Publications and Exhibitions (2007), University of Glasgow MA (Hons) History of Art, First Class, University of Glasgow

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  1. Bell, Rebecca (2018) Presentation at Sotheby's institute resulting from Decorative Arts Society funded research trip to Hungary. In: Presentation at Sotheby's Institute resulting from Decorative Arts Society Funded research trip to Hungary, 10 Nov 2018, Sotheby's Institute, London.
  2. Bell, Rebecca (2016) Folk fever and the bureaucratic machine: Craft and design in early 1960s' Czechoslovakia. In: Folk Fever and the Bureaucratic Machine: Craft and Design in early 1960s' Czechoslovakia, TVAD Research Seminar Series, 09 Nov 2016, University of Hertfordshire.
  3. Bell, Rebecca (2014) Not for glory! Not for gain! Commemorative glass figurines at the Czechoslovak Spartakiad 1955. In: 2014 Design History Society: Design for War and Peace Conference, 04-06 Sep 2014, Kellogg College, Oxford University.
  4. Bell, Rebecca (2014) History in the Making: Experiment Invalidovna, Prague 1961. In: (De)constructing Utopia: Design in Eastern Europe from Thaw to Perestroika, 02-03 May 2014, Sheffield University.
  5. Bell, Rebecca and Van Essen, Tamsin (2016) Making enhanced pin-up symposium. In: Making Enhanced Pin-Up Symposium, 21 Jan 2017, Royal College of Art.
  6. Bell, Rebecca and Kerr, Hui-Ying (2017) Design History Society: Imagining the international: repositioning peripheral narratives in global design histories [Panel Session Chairs]. In: CAA 106th Annual Conference 2018, 21-24 Feb 2018, Los Angeles, USA.
  7. Kerr, Judith and Sanytrova, Michaela and Bell, Rebecca (2016) Na svačinu přišel tygr. Bilitera, Czech Republic. ISBN 9788090613911
  8. Bell, Rebecca (2016) The pursuit of exceptional typicality: glass-making in Communist Czechoslovakia. Glass Circle News, 39 (2). pp. 18-23.
  9. Bell, Rebecca (2016) Věci a slova: Umělecký průmysl, užité umění a design v české teorii a kritice 1870–1970 / Things and Words: Art Industry, Applied Arts and Design in Czech Theory and Criticism 1870–1970. West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, 23 (2). pp. 333-337. ISSN 2153-5531