Un-making Things is a blog run by students of the MA History of Design programme, which is jointly run by the Royal College of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Established in 2011 as a ‘microsite’ under the full name of Unmaking Things: a Design History Studio, it was conceived as ‘an online studio within which students of the course could practice their craft’.

Un-making Things has been a legacy of the V&A/RCA History of Design programme. During the last few years, it has evolved to include multidisciplinary perspectives to the discourse surrounding design history and practice. With the new 2018 editorial team, we intend to continue evolving and make academic research more accessible in the short time we have here. In the spirit of expanding the nature of academic discourse, we hope to include oral and visual histories to a greater extent here at Unmaking Things.

Ideally, we wish to use the public facing platform here to expand academic research across multiple mediums and thus encourage multifaceted participation.