Design and Culture journal on 'Design as an object of diplomacy post-1945'

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This is a special issue of Design and Culture journal, co-edited by Dr Harriet Atkinson and Dr Verity Clarkson. The introduction argues for an expanded understanding of design’s role in diplomacy since 1945, looking beyond “soft power” or “cultural diplomacy” to designers’ potential to shape government systems and provision and to play a wider role in transnational diplomatic exchanges. The papers gathered in this volume explore diplomacy through the work of philanthropic foundations, design networks, sites of art and design education, as well as manufacturers and retailers of furniture and product design and craft producers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-262
Number of pages146
JournalDesign and Culture
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2017

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Design and Culture on 31/07/2017, available online:


  • design
  • diplomacy
  • democracy
  • transnational
  • exchange
  • soft power


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