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Caroline Stevenson

Head of Cultural and Historical Studies


Curated exhibitions (selected)

Modus: A Glossary of Practices, (Co-curator) Onomatopee, Eindhoven. Exhibition and events programme for Dutch Design Week. October 2020 (Funded by Creative Industries Netherlands - tbc)

Modus: Annotated, (Co-curator) Onomatopee, Eindhoven. Exhibition. October 2019 – January 2020

Modus: Mapping an Expanded Fashion Practice (Co-curator) Onomatopee, Eindhoven. Residency and publication launch for Dutch Design Week and Offprint at Tate Modern, UK. (Funded by British Council, London College of Fashion and Provincie Noord Brabant)

Conversation Pieces (Co-curator) Tenderbooks, London. June 2018.

Don’t be far from me (Curator), Tenderbooks, London. Exhibition, events programme and artists’ book. March – April, 2017. (Funded by Arts Council England.)

Hum (Curator), Cartel Gallery, London. February – March 2013.

Everything Flows (Co-Curator), Queens Park Railway Club for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, UK. Exhibition and events. April- May 2012. (Funded by Arts Council England)

Content (Curator) Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, La Criee, Rennes and Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, UK. Artists book and launch events. April – June 2010. (Funded by Arts Council England.)

The Local (Co-Curator) Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, UK. Social Hub, exhibition and events programme. April – May 2008. (Funded by Arts Council England)

Writing and relevant publications

Wardrobe Essay (2018)

Blue (2020)

Stevenson, C (2019), (I was there) when it all went down, Vestoj Issue 9

Stevenson, C & Hoette, R. (2018) Modus. Eindhoven: Onomatopee

Stevenson, C (2018) “Fashioning the Contemporary Artist: The Spatial Biography of Sue Tompkins” in Fashioning Professionals: Identity and Representation at Work in the Creative Industries. Eds McDowell, F. and Armstrong, L. London: Bloomsbury


Fashion Practice and Critical Contexts, Fashion Cultures and Histories, Critical Issues in Fashion Research, Contextualising Your Practice, MA Research Proposal, Curatorial Practice, PhD Supervision

Co-convenor of Fashion Design and Visual Arts Research Hub and member of the Centre for Fashion Curation, London College of Fashion.

Research interests

Curatorial Practice, Critical Fashion, Fashion Writing, Intersections between practice and theory, Contemporary Art, Art Theory and Cultural Studies.

Relevant conferences / symposia

“Wardrobe Essay” Presented at Beyond Form: An Experiment in the Art and Practice of Trying, Symposium and exhibition at University of Glasgow (postponed to April 2021.)

“Manifesto”, panel member and co-organiser. FASHION // POLITICS: online seminar series with Parsons Paris. June 2020

“Reading the Landscape: The Performative Labour of Matthew Damhave and Sue Tompkins. Presented at Fashioning Professionals: A Symposium on the Historical and Contemporary Representation of Cultural and Creative Professions at V&A Museum, London. 2016

“What is Critical Fashion Practice?” Panel Discussion with Ruby Hoette, Anja Cronberg and Johannes Reponen, London College of Fashion, 2015