RCA talks

Talking Interiors with Penny Sparke

9 May 2013


The final lecture in the series organised by the Interior Design programme was delivered by Penny Sparke, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise), a Professor of Design History and the Director of The Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) at Kingston University. She taught History of Design from 1972 to 1982 at Brighton Polytechnic and at the RCA from 1982 to 1999. She has lectured widely, and published over a dozen books and numerous essays and articles in the field of Design History over the last thirty years. Her emphasis, since the mid-1990s, has been on the relationship between design, gender and the interior. Her books include As Long as It’s Pink: The Sexual Politics of TasteAn Introduction to Design and Culture – 1900 to the present and The Modern Interior.


  • Penny Sparke

    Penny Sparke