Acid Ted and Techno Tracey: Curating Nostalgia in the Remains of the Rave
Chloe Leeson, MA Design History Graduate 2021
Chloë Leeson’s research paper, Acid Ted and Techno Tracey: Curating Nostalgia in the Remains of the Rave(2021) explores British Rave Culture as intangible heritage through the lens of design history, subcultural theory and cultural theory. Referencing Angé & Berliner’s theories surrounding nostalgia, and Stanley’s Historical Materialism, Chloë socio-economic theories surrounding class and distinction by Bourdieu in relation to the socio-economic landscape of Britain in the 1980s and 1990s. Leeson’s paper inspirits discussion surrounding the resurgence of rave culture in post-digital contexts.