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Tom Cubbin

Senior lecturer

Tom Cubbin
Senior lecturer
tom.cubbin@hdk.gu.se
+46 31 786 5564
0766-185564

Postal Address: Box 131, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Kristinelundsgatan 6 - 8 , 41137 Göteborg


HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts (More Information)
Box 131
405 30 Göteborg
www.hdk.gu.se/sv
info@hdk.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 4888
Visiting Address: Kristinelundsgatan 6 - 8 , 411 37 Göteborg

About Tom Cubbin

Tom Cubbin is a design historian whose work explores the role of making in material cultures of sex. Tom’s research project, entitled ‘Crafting Desire: An International Design History of Gay Fetish Making,’ is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (2019-2021). The project uses design historical methods to explore what the development and mediation of skills, aesthetics, concepts and images in the gay fetish world can tell us about broader changes in the socio-economic status of gay men in Europe and North America since the 1960s. More information about the project is available here.

Tom’s previous work examined histories of critical artistic design practice in the Soviet Union, which culminated in a monograph entitled Soviet Critical Design: Senezh Studio and the Communist Surround (London: Bloomsbury, 2019).

Since 2016, Tom has worked closely with education in the BA and MA programmes in design at HDK, and has been primarily responsible for implementing design studies within the curriculum.

Tom holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield, and an MA in History of Design from the Royal College of Art in London, where he has also worked as a visiting lecturer in the school of Critical and Historical Studies.

 

Latest publications

The Design of Leathersex
Tom Cubbin
To Perform Body Symposium - Steneby, Dals Långed, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Making and F*cking: Cratsmanship and Capitalism in Gay Fetish Playgrounds since the 1970s
Tom Cubbin
Dialogue on Art and Work, hosted by PARSE on 2018-05-17 at Gothenburg University, Sweden, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

"Catherine Walworth, Soviet Salvage: Imperial Debris, Revolutionary Reuse, and Russian Constructivism"
Tom Cubbin
West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture , Book review 2018
Book review

The Communist Surround: Propositions for multimedia in the Post-Authoritarian City
Tom Cubbin
Nordic Summer University Winter Session: Appropriating Technology for Societal Change, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

In Search of a New Unity: Art and Technology in Soviet Design 1965-1971
Tom Cubbin
Zwischen Sputnik und Ölkrise: Kybernetik in Architektur, Planung und Design, ed. Oliver Sukrow, Berlin, DOM Publishers, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

The science city as a model for imagining creative communities in the USSR after 1968
Tom Cubbin
Architecture of the imagination: creativity in exile during the Soviet period, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

A Quiet Conversation Among Things: Memory, Agency and Materiality at the End of History
Tom Cubbin
Ralf T. Fisher Workshop: The Soviet Home: Domestic Ideology and Practice, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

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2019

The Design of Leathersex
Tom Cubbin
To Perform Body Symposium - Steneby, Dals Långed, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

2018

Making and F*cking: Cratsmanship and Capitalism in Gay Fetish Playgrounds since the 1970s
Tom Cubbin
Dialogue on Art and Work, hosted by PARSE on 2018-05-17 at Gothenburg University, Sweden, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

"Catherine Walworth, Soviet Salvage: Imperial Debris, Revolutionary Reuse, and Russian Constructivism"
Tom Cubbin
West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture , Book review 2018
Book review

2017

The Communist Surround: Propositions for multimedia in the Post-Authoritarian City
Tom Cubbin
Nordic Summer University Winter Session: Appropriating Technology for Societal Change, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

In Search of a New Unity: Art and Technology in Soviet Design 1965-1971
Tom Cubbin
Zwischen Sputnik und Ölkrise: Kybernetik in Architektur, Planung und Design, ed. Oliver Sukrow, Berlin, DOM Publishers, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

The science city as a model for imagining creative communities in the USSR after 1968
Tom Cubbin
Architecture of the imagination: creativity in exile during the Soviet period, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

A Quiet Conversation Among Things: Memory, Agency and Materiality at the End of History
Tom Cubbin
Ralf T. Fisher Workshop: The Soviet Home: Domestic Ideology and Practice, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 10 of 22

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