Kasia Jezowska

Lecturer

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. Her academic interests centre on the 20th century social and cultural history. 

She earned her doctorate in History from the University of Oxford where she researched the intersection between political and design narratives during Cold War. 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 a manuscript of her first book that explores the process of formation of Poland's national identity at the international exhibitions during the Cold War period.

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.

Book Chapters
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Jezowska K, 2021, '“A slightly exotic country”: Rethinking Poland’s identity through display at the 11th Milan Triennale, 1957', in Atkinson H; Clarkson V; Lichtman S (ed.), Exhibitions and Transnational Exchange: Art and Design, Borders and Boundaries from 1945, Bloomsbury Academic, London
2021
Jezowska K, 2018, 'News from Elsewhere. The reception of Polish design abroad after 1989', in Frejlich C (ed.), The Other Side of Things. Polish Design after the Year 1989, Kraków Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie, Kraków
2018
Jezowska K, 2016, 'Escape from Reality: Wojciech Zamecznik’s Exhibition Designs', in Puchała-Rojek K; Ziębińska-Lewandowska K (ed.), Wojciech Zamecznik : foto-graficznie = photo-graphics, Zachęta - Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw
2016
Jezowska K, 2016, 'Arkady (Poland) (1935–9)', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, pp. 63 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596178-BED-A077
2016
Jezowska K, 2016, 'Architektura, Poland (1947–89)', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, pp. 58 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596178-BED-A071
2016
Jezowska K, 2016, 'Projekt (1956–97)', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, pp. 109 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596154-BED-P094
2016
Jezowska K, 2016, 'Instytut Wzornictwa Przemysłowego (IWP) (Institute of Industrial Design Warsaw) (1950–)', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, pp. 205 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596161-BED-I047
2016
Jezowska K, 2015, 'Design in Poland', in Edwards C (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury, pp. 57 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472596154-BED-P054
2015
Creative Written Works
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Jezowska K, 2018, Back to Front. Polish Exhibitions on Show
2018
Curatorial Outputs
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Jezowska K, 2018, Back to Front. Polish Exhibitions on Show, exhibited at: Triennale Design Museum, Milan, 16 April 2018 - 22 April 2018
2018
Journal articles
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Jezowska K, 2018, 'The Optimum Imperative: Czech Architecture for the Socialist Lifestyle, 1938-1968', JOURNAL OF DESIGN HISTORY, vol. 31, pp. 298 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epy025
2018
Jezowska K, 2016, 'Zmagania z ideologią. Pierwsza Polska Wystawa Przemysłu Lekkiego w Moskwie (1949)', Miejsce. Studia nad sztuką i architekturą polską XX i XXI wieku, vol. 2
2016
Conference Proceedings (Editor of)
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Jezowska K; Kunicki M; Czyzewski H, (eds.), 2015, 'Post-1945 Poland: Modernities, Transformations and Evolving Identities. Working Papers', Programme on Modern Poland, St Antony's College, Oxford, presented at Post-1945 Poland: Modernities, Transformations and Evolving Identities, Oxford, 11 June 2015 - 12 May 2019, https://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/related-documents/post-1945_poland_working_papers_pomp_2016.pdf
2015
Conference Papers
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Jezowska K, 2015, 'Challenging the ideology: the construction of the narrative of the 1st Exhibition of the Polish Light Industry in Moscow in 1949', in Jezowska K; Kunicki M; Czyzewski H (eds.), Post-1945 Poland: Modernities, Transformations and Evolving Identities. Working Papers, Programme on Modern Poland, St Antony's College, University of Oxford, presented at Post-1945 Poland: Modernities, Transformations and Evolving Identities, University of Oxford, 11 June 2015 - 12 June 2015, https://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/related-documents/post-1945_poland_working_papers_pomp_2016.pdf
2015
  • UNSW Faculty Research Grant, 2019
  • Design History Society research and conference grants, 2018, 2016, 2015 and 2012
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council grant for the doctoral research, 2015–17
  • Student Travel and Research (STAR) Grants, St Antony’s College, 2018 and 2016
  • The Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies Internship grant, the National Museum, Warsaw, 2015
  • Oxford Noble Foundation scholarship, 2014
  • Polish Culture around the World grant, The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, 2014 and 2012
  • Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship, 2012
  • Design History and Theory 1: National histories DDES1200 (course convenor and lecturer)
  • Design History and Theory 2: Global debates DDES2200 (course convenor and lecturer)