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Kjetil Fallan is Professor of Design History in the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo. He is the author of Designing Modern Norway: A History of Design Discourse (Routledge 2017) and Design History: Understanding Theory and Method (Berg Publishers 2010); of numerous articles published in a range of journals including the Journal of Design History, Design Issues, Design and Culture, Enterprise and Society and History and Technology; and of chapters in e.g. Writing Design: Words and Objects (Berg Publishers 2011), Assigning Cultural Value (Peter Lang 2013) and The Making of European Consumption: Facing the American Challenge (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). He is the editor of Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories (Berg Publishers 2012) and co-editor, with Grace-Lees Maffei, of Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design (Bloomsbury Academic 2013) and Designing Worlds: National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization (Berghahn Books 2016). Fallan is past editor of the Journal of Design History and serves on the advisory boards of Design and Culture and AIS/Design: Storia e Ricerche.


kjetil.fallan@ifikk.uio.no