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Cecilia Hughes: Katagami Stencils

Staring at the stencil, layers of a mind-warping visual unfold. The katagami cutout, housed in the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MODA), at first glance seems an abstract optical illusion, its two-toned linear patterns almost moving on the surface. On closer observation, individual sparrows, each unique, emerge from the background. This Japanese stencil dates […]

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Anders Myrset: Banknotes from a desperate period

Three banknotes.  Three snippets of paper.  Three different prints, but with a single purpose: exchanging goods.  A form of unofficial currency produced in Weimar Germany in response to the hyperinflation of the 1920s. A collection of sixty German bank notes, or ‘notgeld’, from that troubled era are held by Middlesex University’s MoDA (Museum of Domestic […]

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‘Making Waves’ – a documentary film by students

Students from Middlesex University’s TV Production course have produced a really interesting short documentary, as part of MoDA’s Katagami in Practice project. The project was set as a ‘live brief’ for the students.  The aim was to make a documentary film which followed practitioner Caroline Collinge in the process of filming a dance performance.  Caroline’s […]

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Student Snapshots: Sarah Kadrnka, BA Illustration student

  Sarah Kadrnka, a BA Illustration student, chose two watercolours by Silver Studio designer, Winifred Mold, as the theme of her video. I chose my objects because I really loved the composition and style of the pieces. Being an avid watercolour user myself, I was drawn to Winifred Mold’s pieces. I found this project fun. I […]

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Student Snapshots Advert 2018

Are you passionate when talking about what inspires you? Are you eager to get on screen, online, and to share your ideas with others? We are looking for current Middlesex University students to take part in a project to create videos which capture how the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) inspires you and […]

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Student Snapshots: Middlesex University students get creative on camera

We are always finding exciting new ways to engage students with our collections. Whether they are from creative writing, housing, or fashion, students keep imagining new and exciting ways to use our collections in their studies. MoDA’s curator, Dr Serena Dyer, introduces one of our latest student projects. The Project: Employability and Engagement Earlier this […]

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Sylvia Ikua: Collecting Colour

I stand by a cold, sterile-white table in the Museum of Design and Architecture. I am watching Sim Panaser, a young, passionate Curator, as she gently places a large book on the table. This is my first visit to the museum, a friend of mine had praised their collection of interesting and quirky objects so […]

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Catherine Rose Scott: Musings of a Wallpaper Rookie

I can’t claim to understand wallpaper very well. Even though I know that it is durable and has an impressive variety of patterns, the idea of essentially glueing paper to a wall is alien to me. Maybe this comes from growing up in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where wallpaper had fallen completely out of fashion […]

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