Dr Rebecca Bell

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  • Qualifications:MA Hons, MPHil, PhD, PGCert, FHEA
  • Position:Lecturer - Visual Culture
  • Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261
  • Email:Rebecca4.Bell@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Dr Rebecca Bell teaches in Visual Culture across Art & Design. Rebecca holds a PhD in Czech craft under Socialism from the Victoria and Albert Museum and Royal College of Art (RCA). For over a decade, she worked in contemporary art commissioning in the public realm, with Andy Goldsworthy, DACS, and Art on the Underground. She has taught at a range of institutions, including Middlesex University, UMPRUM Prague, The School of Life, and the RCA.

Rebecca is a member of the Visual Culture Research Group, which is a group of cross-disciplinary art and design practitioners, historians and theorists interested in visuality and visual culture (www.vcrg.co.uk). She is currently working on collaborative research projects with cultural institutions in the Czech Republic and Hungary, and in an ongoing research working group focusing on locating notions of care, nourishment and hope in structures of higher education.

Rebecca's research focuses on making practices under politically controlled conditions, craft methodologies, pastoral materialities and pedagogies of hope. She has published on art, craft and design for a variety of publications including West 86th Journal, The Journal of Modern Craft, Artforum Magazine, Home Cultures Journal, the Central and Eastern European London Review, and co-edited publications such as The Roundel: 100 Artists Remake a London Icon (2013).


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