Dr Kimberley Chandler
Kimberley Chandler is a Daphne Jackson Fellow in the School of Arts and Creative Industries at London South Bank University, in partnership with National Life Stories at the British Library.
An independent writer, researcher, and editor, she specialises in craft theory and practice, materiality, and making. Kimberley holds a BA in Graphic Design from the University of Brighton, an MA in History of Design from the Royal College of Art/Victoria and Albert Museum, and a PhD in Architecture and Design from the University of Brighton.
Returning to research after a five-year break to care for her young daughter, Kimberley will be working on a book project that gives voice to the lives of nine female practitioners in the National Life Stories: Crafts’ Lives oral history archive, and their experiences of motherhood and balancing work and care.
Her project is titled: ‘Making Mothers: creative intersections between craft and mothering’.
Due to finish in 2024, her Fellowship is sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).