Author Biography

Freya Purcell is a design historian who focuses on the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries. Her work frequently examines everyday life and urban living, a fact which has been reflected in her research during her History of Design MA at the V&A/RCA.


Observations on studying during the Global Pandemic in the summer of 2020, access to archives. Considering the relationship between physical objects and the digital world in studying Design History.


design history, material history, Studies, dissertation, urban history