Category Archives: The Experience

How did people personally experience society in the past? Can we make embodied interpretations of historical spaces? Is it possible to imagine nineteenth-century phenomenological interactions with the world? These and similar questions are driving intellectual discourse in a range of disciplines including Design History, History and Geography. Despite being conventionally consigned to the ‘dust-bin of Design History’, the 1862 International Exhibition provides a surprisingly effective platform from which to explore these questions in the context of visitors’ experiences. This column will play host to more in-depth discussions from a diverse set of intellectual directions.

‘Taste’ and its creators: 1862 and beyond (Part 2)

Explanation  Welcome to the second week of Natalie Bradbury’s and Ruth Mason’s (one of the editors of Visit1862.com) conversation about the process of taste formation. Natalie is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Central Lancashire looking at Pictures … Continue reading

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‘Taste’ and its creators: 1862 and beyond (Part 1)

Explanation Over the next two weeks Natalie Bradbury and Ruth Mason (one of the editors of Visit1862.com) will be entering into a conversation about the process of taste formation. Natalie is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Central … Continue reading

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Aesthetic Analysis and Visitors’ Experience of the 1862 International Exhibition

On 27th and 28th June 2014, the editors of visit1862 had the pleasure of being part of the London Conference of Critical Thought.  Presenting on a panel of rare historical voices within the conference’s discussions about Deleuze, the everyday political, … Continue reading

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The Empty Chair: Designing A ‘Royal’ Experience

Today’s publishing date of this post marks an important date for nineteenth-century historians, for it was on Tuesday 22nd January 1901 that Queen Victoria died, at the grand old age of 81 at her beloved Osborne House.  The royal couple … Continue reading

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