Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Voices in the Visual Arts

Launched in 2004, Viva is an oral history research project by Camberwell College of Arts, one of the constituent colleges of University of the Arts London. The website includes extracts from life history recordings with former Camberwell alumni, as well as people associated with the college, and includes their reflections on living and working in the arts and creative industries.
Current interviewees include: designer Aziz Cami; painter Juliet Kindersley; publisher Peter Kindersley; designer Alex Maranzano; and ceramicist Sara Radstone.
The website also includes the Design History Society oral history project, which includes interviews with historians, academics, and writers who have shaped the field in the last 30 years. The 'context' section of the website includes a select bibliography of available texts in the areas of oral history and narrative research.
Link: http://www.vivavoices.org
Access: Free