Prof David Crowley
National College of Art and Design, Dublin
David Crowley is a historian interested in Eastern Europe under communist rule. His authored books include 'National Style and Nation-State. Design in Poland' (1992) and 'Warsaw' (2003) and he is the editor – with Susan Reid – of three volumes: 'Socialism and Style. Material Culture in Post-war Eastern Europe' (2000); 'Socialist Spaces. Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc' (2003); and 'Pleasures in Socialism: Leisure and Luxury in the Eastern Bloc' (2010). His edited book, 'Ultra Sounds. The Sonic Art of Polish Radio Experimental Studio' was published in 2019. As a curator, Crowley's major exhibitions include 'Cold War Modern' at the V&A Museum, London in 2008–9 (co-curated with Jane Pavitt); 'Sounding the Body Electric. Experimental Art and Music in Eastern Europe' at Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, 2012 and Calvert 22, London, 2013 (co-curated with Daniel Muzyczuk); 'Notes from the Underground. Alternative Art and Music in Eastern Europe 1968-1994' Muzeum Sztuki Łódź, 2016 / Akademie der Kunste Berlin, 2018 (also co-curated with Daniel Muzyczuk).