DPhil History (University of Oxford),
MA Curating Contemporary Design (Kingston University & Design Museum, London),
MA History of Art (University of Łódź, Poland)
Dr. Kasia Jezowska is a Lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, where she develops teaching and research programme in history and theory of design. Before joining UNSW in the early 2019, she worked as an Associate Lecturer at the University of the Arts, London across Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication and Chelsea College of Art and was a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art.
Her academic interests centre on the 20th and 21st century social and cultural history. As an educator and curator, she is interested in the interdisciplinary character of design narratives in historical, social and economic contexts, both in the past and nowadays.
She earned her doctorate in History from the University of Oxford where she researched the intersection between political and design narratives in the context of international design exhibitions using the example of socialist Poland between the late 1940s and the mid-1970s. Her doctoral research formed the backbone of a thematic exhibition Back to front. Polish exhibition on show, which was presented in the Triennale Design Museum in Milan in April 2018. Currently she is working on the manuscript of her first book that builds up on her doctoral research. Based on the original archival material, both written and visual, as well as interviews the text explores the process of formation of national identity at the international exhibitions during the Cold War period.