Through the lens of fashion and dress, this symposium explores how differences in ethnicity, ability, gender and age are integral to our understandings of culture and society. The symposium aims to stimulate conversations around ways of making practical and positive changes to developing the fields of fashion and academia in the most inclusive way possible.
Fashioning Inclusivity Symposium takes an intersectional approach to research. The field of fashion is brought into conjunction with cultural studies (including gender, post-colonial, diaspora, and and ethnicity studies), disability studies, curation, education, and design. The speakers have a variety of backgrounds across both theory and practice.
We look forward to welcoming you to a stimulating day of talks and discussions at London College of Fashion, High Holborn, on 13th June 2019.
N.B. The event takes place in a step-free venue. Please contact the organisers directly if you have any specific accessibility requirements. E-mail email@example.com
The symposium is divided into 4 panels:
Fashion & Clothing Cultures
Textiles & Materials
Fashion & Design Education
Full speaker list TBC.
Each series of 3 short papers will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.
During the day, you are invited to take part in an interactive drawing activity and contribute to a live exhibition reflecting your thoughts, ideas and responses to the topics discussed.
Registration opens at 9.30am, and the last panel finishes at 5pm, with a drinks & networking session until till 7pm.
Refreshments and lunch are provided. The day ends with a drinks reception.
This event is free for Techne students, and UAL students. Please register on Eventbrite and make note of the date, as non-attendance wastes food and resources.
If you would like to attend this event, but find the ticket price a barrier to entry, please contact the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is organised through the Research Students Hub at London College of Fashion, UAL, with support from Techne DTP.
E-mail the organisers at fashioninginclusivity @ gmail.com