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Fashion Business Research Centre: Fashion Business Think In

LCF19 Catwalk show, Here East
LCF19 Catwalk show, Here East
LCF19 Catwalk show, Here East. Photography, Arianna Poverini, LCF19 Catwalk show, Here East. Photography, Arianna Poverini.
| Photograph: Arianna Poverini

The Fashion Business Research Centre, UAL would like to invite you to our inaugural 'Fashion Business Think In' – a two-day online event taking place on 14-15 September 2021.

We would like to welcome you to our two-day research event, the Fashion Business Think In.  Unlike a conventional conference, the idea is to share our current thinking on key topics around the themes of circular economy, emerging technologies, wellbeing and the future of fashion business education.  The sessions are organised to maximise discussion and exchange of ideas and the use of formal presentation formats is discouraged.  We hope that this will allow participants to progress their own ideas, be inspired by others and possibly lead to the development of collaboration between participants.

In between sessions, we welcome you to meet and connect in our online social space on Gathertown. A link to this space will be sent to you in advance. Download the Fashion Business Research Centre - Think In conference programme (PDF 389KB).

Day 1 - Tuesday 14 September 2021

9.15am- 9.30am: Opening and welcome

  • Liz Gee, Dean, Fashion Business School
  • Finola Kerrigan, Director, Fashion Business Research Centre

9.30am - 12.00pm: Circular Economy I:

  • Cigem Gogus, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Kat Duffy and Deirdre Shaw, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Rachel Lamarche-Beauchesne, RMIT University, Australia
  • Alessandra Vecchi, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Edwin Phiri, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Alice Dallabona, University of Leeds, UK
  • Yiqun (Kelly) Wang, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK

12.15pm - 1.30pm: Wellbeing

  • Serkan Delice, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Alessandra Vecchi, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Gabriela Daniels, Slobodanka Tamburic, Sergio Benini, Jane Randall, Tracey Sanderson, Mattia Savardi, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK;  Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy; Sensory Dimensions Ltd, UK
  • Gabriela Daniels, Akriti Pradhan, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK

Break for lunch (lunch together in Gathertown or take a break from the screen)

2pm - 3.30pm: Emerging Technologies

  • Francesca Bonetti, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Finola Kerrigan, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Emmanuel Sirimal Silva, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Elisenda Torras, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Shahpar Abdollahi, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK

Coffee break

3.40pm - 5.45pm: Circular Economy II

  • Marie-Agnès Parmentier, HEC Montréal, Canada
  • Elaine Rich, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
  • Emma Samsioe, Lund University, Sweden
  • Handan Vicdan, Emlyon Business School, France
  • Cymbreley Wong, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Cagri Yalkin, Middle East Technical University, North Cyprus.
  • Hilde Heim, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

6pm - 7.30pm: Evening Panel: Key Challenges for Fashion Business - a view from industry and academia

  • Chaired by Finola Kerrigan, Professor of Marketing, Director of the Fashion Business Research Centre, London College of Fashion, UAL
  • Keynote Speaker: Harold Tillman CBE

Panel:

  • Matthew Drinkwater, Innovation Agency, London College of Fashion, UAL
  • Dr Soljana Çili, London College of Fashion, UAL
  • Dr Emmanuel Sirimal Silva, Fashion Business Research Centre, London College of Fashion, UAL
  • Dr Alessandra Vecchi, Fashion Business Research Centre, London College of Fashion, UAL

7.30pm - 8.15pm: Delegates are free to move to Gatherspace to continue discussions or relax on the virtual beach


Day 2 - Wednesday 15 September 2021

9.30am - 10.30pm: Time to connect or relax in Gathertown

10.30am - 12pm: Postgraduate Research in Fashion Business

  • Rachel Lamarche-Beauchesne, RMIT, Australia
  • Xiaoli Ding, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Tolu Omoyele, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Fiona Uwamahoro, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Lauren Junestrand Leal, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK

1pm - 3pm: Future of Fashion Business Education

  • Eleanor Rockett and Roxanne Peters, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Edwin Phiri, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Dee Duffy, Technological University Dublin, Ireland
  • Emmanuel Sirmal Silva, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Peter Zackariasson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Julie Hodson, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

3.30pm - 5.30pm: Meet the Editors

Join us for a discussion of publishing fashion business research in leading academic journals.

  • Prof Andreas Chatzidakis, Royal Holloway University of London
  • Prof Anne Marie Doherty, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde
  • Prof Markus Giesler, Schulich School of Business, York University
  • Prof Natalia Vershinina, Audencia Business School, Nantes, France
  • Dr Jack Coffin, Department of Materials, University of Manchester
  • Prof Paolo Quattrone, Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Dr Thomas Roulet, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

5.30pm – 6.30pm: End of Think In social in Gathertown