On February 22, Sonia Andreou will be giving a talk on her research entitled Developing official culture through visual communication: Stamp design in the Republic of Cyprus and the perceptions of citizens. The talk will start at 4pm in Eldon 1.04 and is open to all.
Sonia is a visiting scholar to the School of Art and Design from the Cyprus University of Technology, who is joining the school on an Erasmus traineeship from January to March and will contribute to teaching and research throughout her stay.
Sonia’s visit is part of the Erasmus traineeship scheme, which offers postgraduate students the opportunity to work and further their research abroad.
“I look forward to working in this new academic environment and through this traineeship I hope to gain fresh ideas, perspectives and inspiration,” says Sonia. “The programme is a wonderful opportunity to network with the prospect of establishing academic collaboration.”
A design historian and graphic designer, Sonia completed her MA at the University of Essex and is currently finishing her PhD thesis on the political and social implications of the Cypriot postage stamp. Having explored stamp designs, and conducted extensive interviews with hundreds of Cypriots, her work will shed new light on the stakes involved in visualising national identity.
She will be sharing her expertise in design research with postgraduate and undergraduate students as well as giving talks to colleagues on her PhD.