Dr Livia   Lazzaro Rezende
Lecturer

Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende

 

2020 – 2021    Senior Fellowship | Advance Higher Education Academy, UK

 

2019 – 2020    Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Eduation | Royal College of Art, London

 

2006 – 2010    PhD in History of Design | Royal College of Art / V&A Museum, London

 

2001 – 2003    MA in History of Graphic Design | Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Brazil

 

1994 – 1997    Bachelor’s Degree in Design |College of Industrial Design, Rio, Brazil

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

Livia Rezende supervises, researches and teaches in Design History and Theory, and is the School of Art & Design Coordinator of Higher Degree Research.

 

Dr Rezende has straddled design practice and historical research for nearly twenty years, having worked as a graphic designer for national companies and large corporations; the heritage and creative economy sectors, and the print industries while advancing academic research in Design History and Theory. She joined UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture in 2019 to form a new team and establish learning, teaching and research in Design History and Theory. 

 

She has convened workshops on development, sustainability, and open source making. Through cross-cultural partnerships and public engagement, Dr Rezende has helped advance new research agendas like ‘Environmental Histories of Design’ (Germany and Norway, 2015-17), ‘Design and Uncertainty in the Global Present’ (India and UK, 2013-14), and furthered widening participation, social inclusion and academic exchange.

 

After receiving her PhD from the Victoria & Albert Museum / Royal College of Art History of Design programme (London, UK), Dr Rezende was awarded a Junior Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) in 2012 to undertake research on the 1922 Independence Centennial International Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro. This followed her doctoral thesis ‘The raw and the manufactured: Brazilian modernity and national identity as projected in International Exhibitions (1862–1922)’, where she discussed national representation through designed artefacts, the management of raw materials and conceptualisations of nature in International Exhibitions and World’s Fairs. 

 

In 2013, she joined the Royal College of Art as Tutor (Research) in History of Design. In 2012, Dr Rezende was awarded a Visiting Professorship by the Rio de Janeiro State University to teach design historical-informed courses at the College of Industrial Design (ESDI). Dr Rezende was Academic Coordinator for the Istituto Europeo di Design, where she managed course leaders and led interdisciplinary ‘Creative Laboratory’ projects in Sustainable and Strategic Design, among others. As the Design History Society’s Treasurer (2013-16), Dr Rezende helped organize events and conferences in the UK, Ireland, Norway, India and the US, and reviewed award applications. She serves as a peer reviewer and scientific and programme committee member for various academic journals and conferences.

  

Location
Office DG15 UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture Oxford St & Greens Rd Paddington, Sydney NSW 2021 Australia

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2016, 'Of Coffee, Nature and Exclusion: Designing Brazilian National Identity at International Exhibitions, 1867 & 1904', in Lees-Maffei G; Fallan K (ed.), Designing Worlds: National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization, Berghahn Books, Oxford, pp. 259 - 273
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2016, 'Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition (1893)', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 234 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596178-BED-C044
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2016, 'Museu do Design e da Moda (MUDE) (Museum of Design), Lisbon (1999–)', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 424 - 424, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596161-BED-M114
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2016, 'Asociación Colombiana de Diseñadores (ACD) (Association of Colombian Designers) (1976–)', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 94 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596178-BED-A104
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2016, 'Asociación Latinoamericana de Diseño (Aladi) (Latin American Association of Design) (1980–)', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 312 - 312, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596161-BED-L018
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Lazzaro Rezende L, 2016, 'National Institute for Industrial Research (Instituto Nacional de Investigação Industrial) (INII), Portugal (1959–79)', in The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2016, 'National Institute for Industrial Research (Instituto Nacional de Investigação Industrial) (INII), Portugal (1959–79)', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 434 - 434, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596161-BED-N011
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2016, 'Escuela de Diseno Industrial e Informacional (EDI) School of Informational and Industrial Design, Havana (1969–76)', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 463 - 463, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596178-BED-E013
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2016, 'Instituto de Diseño Fundación Neumann-INCE (IDD) (Institute of Design, Neumann-INCE Foundation), Caracas (1964–95)', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 202 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596161-BED-I043
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2016, 'Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial (ESDI) (College of Higher Education in Design), Rio de Janeiro (1963–)', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 488 - 489, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596178-BED-E040
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2016, 'Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition (1876)', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 49 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596154-BED-P038
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2016, 'Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP) (São Paulo Art Museum) (1947–)', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 424 - 424, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596161-BED-M113
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2016, 'Chicago “A Century of Progress International Exposition” (1933–4)', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 232 - 233, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596178-BED-C042
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2016, 'Museo Mexicano del Diseño (MUMEDI) (Mexican Museum of Design), Mexico City (2002–)', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 423 - 424, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596161-BED-M112
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2016, 'New York World's Fair (1964–65)', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 455 - 456, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596161-BED-N034
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2015, 'The Artifice of Nature and the Naturalisation of the State at the 1922 Rio de Janeiro International Exhibition', in Filipova M (ed.), Cultures of International Exhibitions, 1840–1940: Great Exhibitions in the Margins, Ashgate, London, pp. 163 - 182
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2014, 'Designing the state at Brazil’s Independence Centennial International Exhibition', in Design Frontiers: Territories, Concepts, Technologies, Editorial Designio, Mexico City, pp. 79 - 89
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2014, 'Beyond natural beauty, bounty and national boundaries: actualising the debate on the “Brazilian Contemporary', in Faust C (ed.), Prova 2: Humanities Research Forum Journal, Royal College of Art, London, pp. 26 - 30
    Book Chapters | 2005
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Lazzaro Rezende L, 2005, 'A Circulação de imagens no Brasil Oitocentista: uma História com Marca Registrada', in Cardoso R (ed.), O Design Brasileiro Antes do Design: Aspectos da História Gráfica, 1870-1960, Cosac Naify, São Paulo, pp. 20 - 57
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Lara-Betancourt P; Rezende L, 2019, 'Locating design exchanges in Latin America and the Caribbean', Journal of Design History, vol. 32, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epy048
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2017, 'Manufacturing the raw in design pageantries: The commodification and gendering of Brazilian tropical nature at the 1867 Exposition Universelle', Journal of Design History, vol. 30, pp. 122 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epx007
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L; Huppatz DJ, 2015, 'World History of Design', JOURNAL OF DESIGN HISTORY, vol. 28, pp. 431 - 433, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epv039
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2012, 'Modern British Posters: Art, Design & Communication * Art for All: British Posters for Transport', Journal of Design History, vol. 25, pp. 329 - 332, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jdh/eps024
  • Curatorial Outputs | 2019
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2019, Emotional Practices, exhibited at: , 27 September 2019 - 27 September 2020, https://emotional-practices.webflow.io/
    Conference Abstracts | 2014
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Lazzaro Rezende L, 2014, 'The land of coffee: Brazilian representation at the Louisiana Purchase International Exhibition (St. Louis, 1904)', in Forging the Nation: 21st Annual Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) Conference, London School of Economics (LSE), s/p., London School of Economics (LSE), UK, presented at Forging the Nation: 21st Annual Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) Conference, London School of Economics (LSE), UK
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    REZENDE L, 2012, 'Transforming territories and forging identities at the Independence Centennial International Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro (1922)', in Farias P; Calvera A; Braga M (eds.), Design frontiers: territories, concepts, technologies [=ICDHS 2012 - 8th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies], Edgard Blücher, São Paulo, pp. 274 - 277, presented at Design frontiers: territories, concepts, technologies [=ICDHS 2012 - 8th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies], São Paulo, 03 September 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.5151/design-icdhs-052
    Creative Written Works | 2012
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2012, O Nome do Jogo, Livro-Poster Canção: Transgressão, http://livroposter.blogspot.com/p/colaboradores.html
    Creative Written Works | 2011
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Lazzaro Rezende L, 2011, The raw and the manufactured: Brazilian modernity and national identity as projected in International Exhibitions (1862–1922), Royal College of Art Show Catalogue 2011, Reeve O, (ed.), Royal College of Art
    Theses / Dissertations | 2011
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Lazzaro Rezende L, 2011, The raw and the manufactured: Brazilian modernity and national identity as projected in International Exhibitions, 1862-1922, https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/1143/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2011
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Lazzaro Rezende L, 2011, The Tropicalisation of Brazil, Show RCA 2011, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 24 June 2011 - 03 July 2011, medium: Installation in glass, adhesive paper and plastic
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2010, 'Crafting the Nation: Brazilian 'Civilised Exoticism' at World’s Exhibitions', in Gimeno-Martinez J; Floré F (ed.), Design and Craft: A History of Convergences and Divergences, Universa, Brussels, pp. 136 - 139, presented at 7th International Committee of Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS) Conference - ‘Design and Craft’: A History of Convergences’,, Belgium, (2010), Brussels, 20 September 2010
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Rezende L, 2008, 'The Raw and the Manufactured: a Discussion of Brazilian National Identity as Projected in International Exhibitions (1862-1867)', in Fujita H (ed.), Another Name for Design: Words for Creation, Osaka, pp. 354 - 357, presented at 6th ICDHS Conference - International Committee for Design History and Design Studies, Osaka, 15 October 2008, http://www.ub.edu/icdhs/osaka/book.html
    Creative Written Works | 2007
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Lazzaro Rezende L, 2007, Expo: the Brazilian quest for modernity and national identity through participation in International Exhibitions, 1851–1922, Research RCA, Kemp S, (ed.), Royal College of Art
    Conference Abstracts | 2005
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Lazzaro Rezende L, (ed.), 2005, 'From the graphic to the ideological project: the construction of national identity on nineteenth-century Brazilian labels', in ocating Design, Proceedings of the 2005 Design History Society Annual Conference, London Metropolitan University, UK, presented at 2005 Design History Society Annual Conference, London Metropolitan University, UK
    Theses / Dissertations | 2003
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Lazzaro Rezende L, 2003, Do projeto gráfico ao ideológico: a impressão da nacionalidade em rótulos oitocentistas brasileiros
    Theses / Dissertations | 1998
    Dr Livia Lazzaro Rezende
    Lazzaro Rezende L, 1998, Cinema Imagem

Awards

    Best written work, Design Writing Prize, Design History Society (2020)

•    UNSW Dean's Award for Research Excellence (2020)

    Development through the Creative Economy in China, Arts & Humanities Research Council UK (2017)

•    Royal College of Art Research Development Fund (2015)

•    Royal College of Art, School of Humanities Academic Staff Study Support Fund (2014)

•    Visiting Professorship, Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil (2013)

•    Junior Postdoctoral Scholarship, Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development (2012)

•    Full doctoral award, CAPES Foundation of Brazil (2007-10)

•    Best Written Work, Museu da Casa Brasileira, Brazil (2005)

Grants

Dr Rezende holds a two-year Faculty Research Fellowship, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture

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