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Dr Jonathan Ventura


  • Jonathan has been researching the multi-layered world of the industrial designer as part of his post-doctorate at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London. 

  • Biography

  • Following his PhD dissertation, Jonathan is currently researching applied theoretical models and methodologies in the practice of designers and architects both at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (the Department of Industrial Design) and Hadassah Academic College (the department of Inclusive Industrial Design).

    Jonathan teaches at the department of Architecture and the MA programmes of Urban Design and Industrial Design at Bezalel; at the Department of Inclusive Design at Hadassah Academic College and at the Open University. Jonathan focuses mainly on design theories, theories of space and urbanity, visual and material culture and applied anthropology.
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  • Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes

  • Selected Publications

    Ventura, Jonathan. (2013). 'Industrial Design, Ethnography and Anthropological Thought'. Anthropology in Action 20(1)

    Ventura, J & Popper-Giveon, Ariela. (2013). 'Materialized Beliefs: Industrialized Islamic Amulets'. (forthcoming)

    Schachter, E. & Ventura, J. (2013). 'Personalized Generativity as a Framework for Understanding Developmental Agents' Beliefs and Practice'. (forthcoming)

    Ventura, J. (2012). 'Conflict and Strife on the Way to Gethsemane: Dimensions of Conflict, Strife and Communitas in a Marian Ritual in Israel'. Israel Affairs 18(2).

    Ventura, J. (2011). 'The Industrial Designer as Mediator and Semiotic Translator'. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal 5(5):73-80.

    Ventura, J. (2011). 'Under the Flag of Blue and White: Mary as an A-National Symbol in the Greek-Orthodox Community in Israel'. Sociology Mind 1(4):230-237.

    Popper-Giveon, A & Ventura J. (2008). 'Claiming Power through Hardship: Initiation Narratives of Palestinian Traditional Women Healers in Israel'. Social Science and Medicine 67(11):1807-1816.

    Popper-Giveon, A & Ventura, J. (2009). 'Contesting the Future: The Case of Traditional Arab Women Healers in Israel' European Journal of Scientific Research 25(1):7-25.

    Popper-Giveon, A. & Ventura, J. (2009). 'Blood and Ink: Healing Practices in the Use of Traditional Palestinian Women Healers in Israel'. Journal of Anthropological Research 65: 27-49.

    Schachter, E & Ventura, J. (2008) 'Identity Agents: Parents as Active and Reflective Participants in their Children's Identity Formation', Journal of Research on Adolescence 18 (3):449-476 

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