In Episode 15 Matt Lodder's new book Painted People tracks the history of humanity through 21 tattoos. Matt from the School of Philosophy and Art History speaks to Jules Pretty on Brighter Futures. He also discusses his work on international exhibitions which have helped people understand the history of tattoos.
Brighter Futures is the film series from the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement at the University of Essex about how research can influence policy and change people's lives.
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School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex
Dr Matt Lodder is a Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory, and Director of American Studies at the University of Essex. He teaches European, American and Japanese art, architecture, visual culture and theory from the late 19th century to the present, including modern and contemporary art post-1945, digital and "new media" art, and the intersections between art and politics.