Materiality as Method: In Conversation with Dr Peter Oakley

Join Peter in a discussion of Materiality as Method, chaired by Dr Catherine M Jackson, Director of the Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology.

Materiality is at the core of Peter’s research into creative practice, traditional manual skills, material processing and analysis, and industrial heritage management and presentation. He typically utilises participant-observation, experiential, and object analysis methodologies. Over the past five years, Peter has become increasingly involved with identifying, supporting, and promoting more sustainable practices across the creative industries.

Dr Peter Oakley is Reader in Material Culture and Co-Lead of the Material Engagements Research Cluster (MERC) in the School of Arts and Humanities at London’s Royal College of Art. An experienced project leader, his past projects have explored the allure of prestige materials, the creation of specialist handcrafted products, the luxury goods sector, and the materiality of artworks.

This event has limited capacity and is open to registered participants only.